Who We Are
Here at LAVOSI, we are driven by a single goal; to provide various choices of education for the Deaf children in the department of Sacatepéquez. Our decision making process is informed by comprehensive needs of education and vocational training for our Deaf children in Jocotenango and Antigua. We strive to build productive relationships with the communities and make a positive future impact with all of our Deaf children.
"Donde El Silencio Tiene Voz Y Voto"
LAVOSI wants to spread our message of hope and compassion. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good.
Álvaro de León Cruz Sr.
Technical and Administration
Álvaro de León Jr.
Special Education Coordinator
Making A Difference
LAVOSI is in the business of changing and shaping lives. The work we do at our school is aimed at providing a safe and secure approach and environment to solving some of our society’s biggest challenges. We make sure our partners are empowered by creating opportunities for deaf individuals and its communities.
We provide instruction for deaf individuals in various subjects. We also teach grades 1 to 6, age varies depends on their skill levels. Academic courses are taught, including Guatemalan Sign Language (LSG) and English (Grade 5-6).
You Can Make a Difference
Your support is important to our work at Centro Educativo Para Sordos Las Voces Del Silenco (LAVOSI). There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do some good.
LAS VOCES DEL SILENCIO (LAVOSI) IS ACCREDITED BY THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, RECOGNIZED AS A NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION IN GUATEMALA, CERTIFIED AS A GOOGLE EDUCATION SCHOOL, AND A MEMBER OF GLOBAL GIVING
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does"
At LAVOSI, we also teach our students about society and culture and are involved in national and community celebrations and activities, that promote an understanding of and cooperation with the world we live in. We also participate in fundraising events, soccer tournaments and celebrations, like Day of the Deaf, Carnaval, Day of the Earth, Independence Day, etc. We believe that through cooperation and partnerships, we can facilitate progress and empowerment for our students and their community.
We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to do so with us. You can support LAVOSI as a volunteer, intern, donor or create other forms of partnerships with us.
At LAVOSI, the school environment is much different from their home. There are many hands moving around, laughter unheard, but seen afar. Younger to older, signing and playing together like nowhere else can tell them to not sign. The vibes feel free around the school with no boundaries. At LAVOSI, they strive to be themselves, learn about being Deaf and the culture forming around them. Signing, stomping the floor or flashing the lights, laughing aloud, exchanging information about job opportunities, and get together after school are all parts of their Deaf culture.
Get in touch with LAVOSI to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.
Calle Real de Jocotenango
Residenciales el Pedregal #3
Guatemala, América Central
(+502) 4598-6417 / (+502) 4548-7043