Reasons to support

Education is the future

We believe in the power of education to change the world. Education brings with it the opportunity to create real change – not just in the life of the person being educated, but for their entire family, and the community at large. Education brings many knock-on effects on health, happiness, birth rate, life expectancy, and much more.

Efficiency & accountability

We pride ourselves on our frugality. Coupled with the inherent efficiency of the bottle school technology – building with trash – this means that your donation will go much further with a bottle school than with a traditional development project.

We also maintain the highest levels of accountability and transparency. We record every expense for every bottle school carefully – every screw and every nail – to ensure that your donation is spent directly on on-the-ground expenses.

Have a direct experience with your donation

One-week bottle school trips give donors the chance to have a direct experience with their donation. You can see exactly where your money is going, and experience the magic of bottle schools and the beauty of Guatemala first-hand.

Bottle school trips help bring the world closer together by showing through life-changing experiences that deep down we are all one people.

Sustainability, through involvement & empowerment

Bottle schools are built by the very community who will be using the school. We believe it is more sustainable to empower people to obtain the tools to make a difference in their own lives, than to give them “charity” or the “gift” of a school. We believe in teaching people how to fish, not giving them fish.

A holistic approach

As well as creating educational opportunity, bottle schools clean up the environment, provide environmental education, empower people to pick up transferable skills, foster community leadership and strengthen community ties. See more advantages of bottle schools.