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Breaking barriers: educating indigenous children in Guatemala

How do you recruit people to work in the wilderness? That question was one of the first that occurred to me after arriving at Adopt-a-Village’s (AAV) remote rain forest school campus in northern Guatemala. My answer: You entice them with big fat paychecks and big fat steaks. After all, free market enterprises such as oil and mining offer handsome compensation. But a government running a failed state such as Guatemala, mired in corruption, tenuous political and judicial systems, insecurity, and soaring levels of poverty and unemployment don’t offer rural teachers these incentives. So how does the government fill teaching posts in remote areas of Guatemala? Nobody wants to be stranded on a m

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