How to Help

Projects

Want to join an IMA project?
IMA’s ongoing efforts can be tailored to your skills, talents, resources and schedule.

Pick-up truck

Help feed IMA’s girls by donating a pick-up truck!
Every Monday IMA’s staff visits a huge outdoor market in order to shop for the best deals on fruit, vegetables, meat, rice, and seasonings. IMA’s head chef loads the back of a pick-up truck with the weekly goods needed to feed 130 girls and staff healthy lunches and snacks for the week. Our beloved pick-up truck runs on God’s good graces and we are in need of a dependable, used replacement.

Total for truck project: $20,000

Old Desks

New Desks

Desks Project

IMA has been using the same desks for almost 20 years. The current desks are made of wood and metal, and have an arm-table for writing. However, there is no place for students’ belongings. Backpacks have to go on the floor, and textbooks are held in children’s laps. Many of the desks are broken or worn and wobbly. What’s more, these individual desks promote isolated learning and an outdated style of learning: copy and memorize. IMA longs to move to more modern and functional group desks with accompanying chairs.

These table-like desks seat four students and have a place for the girls’ items, plus a hook for their backpacks. These desks also promote cooperative relationships, group learning and more dynamic teaching.

Cost: $205 per desk, 6 per classroom, 6 classrooms – $7380

$40 per chair, 24 per classroom, 6 classrooms – $5760

Total for entire desk project: $13,140

Technology Improvements Project

IMA students currently have access to technology (computers with Microsoft Office applications and Internet) during classroom computer-lab time only. The students do not have computers in their classrooms to improve their skills or to research topics for homework. And yet, with technology progressing to the use of individual tablets and applications, it is important for the girls to have ongoing exposure to and practice with the type of equipment and software that will be part of the future in both education and the marketplace.

Cost:

$300 laptop, 10 laptops = $3000 (10 HP laptops $5,121.53)
$400 iPad air, 10 iPad = $4000
$20 cable kit, 10 kits = $200
$104/month internet, 12 months = $1254.54

Cage to lock up computers at night = $180

Rolling cart =  $3000

Total for entire technology project: $11, 634.54

Volunteer Opportunities

Learn how to use your time and energy to help IMA’s girls get a quality education.

Service Trips to Guatemala

Ever wanted to travel to a foreign country, put aside your comforts and volunteer for a great cause? IMA hosts service trips throughout the year comprised of teams who have a heart and passion for girl’s education in Guatemala. From optometrists to handymen, teachers to artists everyone has a unique talent that can be used at IMA. Projects are developed in a collaborative effort between IMA staff and
volunteers to meet the needs of IMA’s school and to maximize the talents of the volunteer.

For more information email our trip coordinator by clicking here.

Help from Home

IMA couldn’t function without its dedicated staff of volunteers. Directors meet monthly to keep IMA running smoothly and efficiently. Each director works with volunteers who have the time and talents to help run IMA’s U.S. operations. We are currently in need of the following positions:

  • Newsletter Editor
  • Social Media Director
  • Chief Editor
  • Grant writer
  • Partnership coordinator
  • Marketing Director

Join IMA’s dedicated team of volunteers by clicking here.