Primary Education for Mayan Children

$3,420 $0
Raised Remaining


The project helps indigenous families overcome poverty and discrimination to obtain primary school education for their children.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The project targets vulnerable children and families living in extreme poverty. Mostly Mayan, these families face discrimination based on race, poverty and their lack of formal education. 87% of mothers in the project are illiterate and 98% indigenous. The project will aid 20 school-aged children and their families.

How will this project solve this problem?

Placement of school-age children in appropriate schools. One day per week of personalized attention for each student, assistance with homework, and counseling. Monitoring of performance and home visits, family counseling as needed.

Potential Long Term Impact

Our records show that less than 5% of project participants drop out of school. Over 80% advance to next grade. This gives Mayan children a chance to continue their educations, access better jobs and overcome barriers faced by the illiterate.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $3,420

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $3,420 .  The original project funding goal was $3,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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La Pastoral de la Niñez en Desamparo

Cobán, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala

Project Leader

Nelida Maldonado

Program Coordinator
Cobán, Alta Verapaz Guatemala

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