School for Mayan Children, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Jan 17, 2012

Thank you for your support

We have been working with Pena Blanca, an Indigenous community on the edge of Guatemala’s beautiful Lake Atitlan for a number of years. Over this period volunteers have joined us from around the world to work in the school providing much needed classroom assistance. In addition donors have given generously helping us to work with the community to make dramatic improvements to the standard of and accessibility to education.

Project director Dom Williams explains: 'There are now 6 regular teachers in the school and the government has started to increase their own food supplies for the school. Thanks to the past few years of our involvement, the realisation that the work is necessary has given the community new impetus to move forward on their own.'

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who has supported us and the community during this time, none of this would have been possible without you.

We will now be focusing our efforts in Guatemala on our work near to Antigua. We have a separate project live for this project which can be seen here. We work with two communities and have established our own schools which provide free daily education and food programs to some of the areas poorest children.


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Project Leader

Ross Deans

St Albans, Herts AL3 4ED United Kingdom

Where is this project located?

Map of School for Mayan Children, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala