Build a school from recycled materials for Maya

by Long Way Home, Inc.
Feb 8, 2012

Long Way Home Report

Three weeks that I have joined the Long Way Home team, what a wonderful experience!

I am an intern from Belgium, I am going to stay in San Juan Comalapa for three months, and day after day I can see how the staff and the volunteers are motivated. In three weeks I saw the landscape changed, the building goes very fast... When I read previous reports, I can just recognized the progress made by the NGO.

I had seen how was the site before and I think that Long Way Home does a great job. Before my arrival, in early January, the NGO was pleased to open its first classroom that welcomes children of 4th and 5th grade. The building just goes on: the earthbag building, the art room, the retaining wall, the guard shack: all the site has great step forward.

I was pleasantly surprised by the methods of construction, the NGO has combined ecology and building in a surprising way. Tires, trash bottles and bags are very useful for the building's structure. Of course, it is a work of recycling, but it is also a way to preserve the environment. On Earth, we have a lot of waste, Long Way Home is able to use them effectively.

I think joined the LWH team is an rewarding adventure. And I am pleased to take part of this adventure. I want to thank all donors who, in some way, act in favor of this project. Thanks to you, 2011 was a wonderful year, and 2012 is ready to be also a great year.




  • Aliya
    Aliya amazing idea, should be reapplicated in many other places!
    • 4 years ago
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Long Way Home, Inc.

Location: Ashland, OR - USA
Website: https:/​/​
Project Leader:
Mateo Paneitz
Executive Director
Georgetown, MA United States
$23,327 raised of $30,000 goal
513 donations
$6,673 to go
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