The Xela House is being established so that students from the Canica House of Children in San Marcos that wish to attend University in the city of Quetzaltenango (commonly known as Xela) have an option available to them. This house is not being established as an automatic next step for every child that leaves Canica. Not every child wants to attend University or come to Xela for that matter. But for its intended purpose, there is a specific mission for Xela House.
Xela House is being established to provide an environment of academia and personal excellence for the students from Canica that want to seek a higher education from University. At the same time we want those students to learn and establish life skills for a successful future in this world. Becoming independent adults with the needed tools to succeed in their communities is our main focus..
Of course none of this would be possible without a foundation built on a relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Palabra en Acción has established Canica and helped raise these students with christian values. At Xela House, following, believing and setting the example of Jesus is primary in the expected behavior of our students.