Development, Education, and Justice in Guatemala
In June 2015, Nicolas "Nico" Lake spent three weeks in Guatemala at Rafael Landívar University (Universidad Rafael Landívar) as part of an ongoing initiative of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service at Georgetown University. There, he analyzed the impact of the university’s “Development with Justice” scholarship program. The program provides funds specifically for indigenous and female Guatemalans, traditionally the most marginalized populations in Guatemalan society and usually from poor rural areas, to attend the university. Lake conducted interviews across the country with scholarship students, tutors, and university officials to understand the impact of the program.