The Center provides culturally appropriate, structured activities that build creativity, leadership development, and enthusiasm for learning for at least 200 Mayan youth in Nahualá, Guatemala.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
A pervasive lack of educational opportunity perpetuates the cycle of poverty inherent in Mayan villages in Guatemala and presents a risk to the youth and overall community of Nahualá. Through Maya Tech's goals at the Computer Center Swan Tinamit, we offer a library format for youth to augment their formal education through books and educational games at the Children's Center. The project reaches another level by including consistent instructors and structured activities appealing to more youth.
How will this project solve this problem?
Goal-directed sessions explore life skills, health/nutrition, cultural/personal awareness and leadership. Group interaction, journaling and art enable youth to build strengths and adapt concepts to everyday life reducing school drop out and poverty.
Potential Long Term Impact
The project educates 200 Mayan children in creative problem solving techniques, enhancing self-esteem and broadening insights of the power of education. Impacts include keeping youth in school, off the street and prospering within their culture.
Total Funding Received to Date: $33
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 $33 . The original project funding goal was $6,872.