Build a school from recycled materials for Maya

by Long Way Home, Inc.
Dec 2, 2008

Being part of a larger vision

Water line for tenico Maya School
Water line for tenico Maya School

Quick update on the Tecnico Maya school building project... Comalapa is doing a water project to bring running water to the village of Paxan (pah-SHAHN), where the land is that we purchased to build the new school. Each family with land in Paxan was asked to dig a 25-meter section for the new water line. Everyone turned out yesterday morning to start on their 25 meters. Since we had 10 volunteers, we got ours done in a single day. It kind of felt like cheating, but we did do an extra couple of meters. These first two photos show the first 18 meters we dug. After finishing that section, we were led to the next section we had to dig, which happened to be right in front of the school land! Suddenly the water dig seemed really exciting. Cat

Gringas digging Paxan water line
Gringas digging Paxan water line
It had to be pretty deep
It had to be pretty deep
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Organization Information

Long Way Home, Inc.

Location: Ashland, OR - USA
Website: https:/​/​www.lwhome.org
Project Leader:
Mateo Paneitz
Executive Director
Georgetown, MA United States