|Open Windows Foundation|
Open Windows Foundation is a learning center located in San Miguel Dueñas, near Antigua, Guatemala. Co-founded by native Teresa Quiñonez, Jean Uelman, and Ericka Kaplan to supplement and encourage the education of the local children, the center provides an extensive library and a computer center, neither of which are available at the four local schools. The center serves school-aged children and their families, while salaried teachers as well as visiting volunteers assist the kids with reading, homework, research, computer skills, and numerous other activities.
Many children of San Miguel Dueñas lose the opportunity to receive a full education and remain captive in the cycle of poverty with little or no chance for economic advancement. The goal of Open Windows Foundation is to help these children to obtain opportunities to escape poverty and work toward reaching their full potential.
Open Windows Foundation is a US-registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in San Miguel Dueñas, Guatemala. The center was founded in 2001 by Ericka Kaplan, Jean Uelmen, and Teresa Quiñonez and now serves over 2000 members of the Dueñas community.