Vision Statement

Guateca will become a model for cross-cultural collaborative education emphasizing sustainable enterprises and fostering international community and local well-being.

Mission Statement

Guateca is a collaborative education program between Cal Poly and San Pablo students, faculty, and citizens in San Pablo, a village of 800 in the Guatemalan mountains. This co-developed education program:

  • Builds cross-cultural community with the needs and interests of both communities in mind. 
  • Fosters technological and social development by encouraging curiosity and empowering innovation.
  • Advances language and cultural fluency, while studying energy and innovation of sustainable enterprises.
  • Develops sustainable technologies to meet the needs of San Pablo as well as generate income locally.

We will work openly together, sharing resources and ideas, embracing new challenges, goals, and resources. 

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