In 2018, LexiCan and Volunteers Around the World (VAW) began a program to help Guatemalan children with dyslexia. Mark Stanley, Founder and CEO of both LexiCan and VAW, started the program with the goal of providing services in San Pedro la Laguna, a small town on Lake Aitilan that serves as a base for VAW volunteer groups. Mandy Blanch, Founder and COO of LexiCan, provided training and offers ongoing support for the instructors.
We have trained Yajaira Gonzalez, a local teacher, to tutor the students using the Orton-Gillingham approach. Our aim is to create a sustainable program that we can eventually expand to help students all over the country.