First Desk - In Memoriam of Ryan Williams

First Desk - In Memoriam of Ryan Williams

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We're supporting Ryan's foundation to honor him! First Desk is on a mission to inspire a love of learning that will open doors, careers, and more possibilities than ever before to children.

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A Desk for Every Child

It all started with Ryan Williams. And two schools with 100 children in the small fishing village of El Rosario on Guatemala's Pacific coast. And the First Desk Foundation was born.

Providing desks is not our primary objective. Our mission is to inspire a love of learning that will open doors, careers, and more possibilities than ever before to children. With opportunities of education they can be the innovators and the ones to make themselves and their communities prosperous.  

Children are bright and capable. We may underestimate what they can do. While we cannot solve all the challenges they face, we can help with some basic needs and more importantly offer a pathway through the power of education. They will change the future and the world!

The culture and beauty of this area are inspiring, but we were struck with the conditions of the classrooms. If a child had a desk, it was broken and badly worn. Sometimes two children sat at a small desk meant for one child. We wanted to help. 

Our Approach

The First Desk Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation. We ensure that 100% of donations received goes to school projects to help children in developing countries. Logistic and administrative needs have been supported by TravelPass Group and VacationBuilder.

We started in Guatemala because of our experiences living and traveling there. Other locations have been determined by our employees who live there so they can help their local communities. So far, we've helped schools in Guatemala (El Rosario, El Dormido, Los Mananitas), Ecuador (Guayaquil), India (Pune), Brazil (Bauru).

Thank you! We've been overwhelmed by the generosity and support from so many! 

This is just the beginning. 

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