Build a School from Recycled Materials for Maya

by Long Way Home, Inc.
Jul 2, 2009

Progress update on Tecnico Maya School

Aerial view of the foundation for three classrooms
Aerial view of the foundation for three classrooms

As of June the progress continues on the Tecnico Maya School. Below you will see some pictures of the latrine, the retaining wall and the walls of three classrooms. Exciting new opportunities have come to Long Way Home. As a direct result of the news coverage recieved from the national newspaper, La Prinsa, a government agency of engineers came to view our use of recycled tires in building retaining walls. They have now contracted with LWH to hire our construction crew to build two badly needed retaining walls in two other Guatemalan locations. LWH is proud to offer the services of our crew who will be paid a little more than the wage we offer them for these jobs. This is very good for our local economy and is a sign of a mainstream acceptance of our building practices.

A load of tires for the retaining walls at the tecnico Maya Scho
A load of tires for the retaining walls at the tecnico Maya Scho
The walls are going up!
The walls are going up!

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Long Way Home, Inc.

Location: Woodburn, OR - USA
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Project Leader:
Mateo Paneitz
Executive Director
Georgetown, MA United States

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