A World of Reading for Maya Children in Guatemala

 
$26,312
$8,688
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Sep 2, 2010

ChukMuk Community's Library Comitee

Students at the Chukmuk School
Students at the Chukmuk School

Hello to all of you friends! Thank you all to be following with interest our “A Word of Reading for Maya Children in Guatemala” project. As many of you know from our past updates, our project has encountered different obstacles on the past few months that have made us reconsider our initial location. At the beginning of June we suffered mudslides due to Hurricane Agatha and the original location for the Library was affected. It was clear that we needed to find a new space for the library. Immediately we approached the Community of Chukmuk which is a newly created community on the outskirts of Santiago Atitlán where the victims of Hurricane Stan (2005) from Panabaj Community have been reallocated.

Members of the Chukmuk community have formed a Library Committee and are working closely with us on the Library Project that will benefit not only all the children of Chukmuk but also adults who otherwise don’t have access to books.

The Chukmuk Community doesn’t have adequate services and the children of Chukmuk have to pay their way to town to find books and materials in order to do their homework. Also, for the families who live in Chukmuk, to have books at home is a luxury.

We are happy to announce that our now Chukmuk Community Library will be opening its doors very soon (some day this month to be determined!), even if only with few books and educational materials on the shelves. There is a great necessity from the community to have access to literature which has made us consider to open the Library somehow incomplete (it needs more books and materials) very soon.

We still need some more donations to be able to have more books on the Library shelves! Thank you all!

Chukmuk Library Committee Members
Chukmuk Library Committee Members

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Project Leader

Rosemary Trent

Executive Director
Washington, DC United States

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Map of A World of Reading for Maya Children in Guatemala