ICA Guatemala

National Member

About Us

ICA started Guatemala in June 1978, in the village of San Miguel Conacaste, Sanarate. El Progreso was chosen as a pilot project on Human Development, being a part of ICA’s global program. The Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA), Guatemala was founded in January 1979 as a non profit Civilian Association.

Our Mission

We are a not-for-profit, multicultural and multidisciplinary organization formed by trainers, facilitators and advisers at the service of integral human development, in order to promote the development of their communities and organizations through participatory techniques of world class.

Our Values

We believe in the value of the contribution of each individual to catalyze the collective creativity we believe that the best solutions are found within the communities themselves. Believe that wisdom can arise where it is not expected to come out; No one should be excluded. We believe that self-management is one path to sustainability.

Our People

Joaquina Rodríguez

Joaquina is the President of ICA Guatemala, her experience is mainly on community development in the rural areas of the country. She manages the programs, such as: Bono Thinking Tools, The Learning Basket Program, and Technology of Participation in the areas of Community and Business Development.

Lisseth Lorenzo

Lisseth is the Vice-president of ICA Guatemala, she gives support on the country strategy and programs. She also is a certified trainer and facilitator.

Our Activities

Learning Basket Program

The Program consists in teaching parents on the importance of their roles for the development of children from 0 to 5 years old. It brings practical tools to parents as first teachers of their children. In addition, it also comes with good nutrition education and how to implement home orchards.

The Learning Basket Program is an option for low income families due to the lack of preschool education in rural areas of the country.


Location & Contact

17 Calle 12-46
Zona 10
City: Guatemala City
Zip Code / Post Code: 1010
Country: Guatemala

Phone Number: +502 55383376
Email Address: joaquinaruz@yahoo.com.mx