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Inspire a New Generation of Innovative Maya Youth

by La Puerta Abierta/The Sparks Foundation
Inspire a New Generation of Innovative Maya Youth
Inspire a New Generation of Innovative Maya Youth
Inspire a New Generation of Innovative Maya Youth
Inspire a New Generation of Innovative Maya Youth
Inspire a New Generation of Innovative Maya Youth
Inspire a New Generation of Innovative Maya Youth

Summary

We empower children to use creativity, critical thinking and literacy to become innovative problem solvers. This project will provide dignified, creative and meaningful education for 110 rural Maya school children and will support our traveling library outreach program that visits 8 community schools on a weekly basis.

$10
total raised
1
donor
0
monthly donors
10
months

Challenge

Rural schools in Guatemala function with the bare necessities...a chalkboard, wooden desks, miniature chairs and dusty shelves. School supplies are scarce and books are nearly non-existent. For those students who are lucky enough to attend school , most will learn to read. However, very few will experience the joy of having adventures in reading. Even fewer will receive a dignified education that celebrates and honors culture while providing the essential tools for academic success.

Solution

Eight years ago, La Puerta Abierta opened the first creative, nonconventional school in Santiago Atitlan. Within our center, we have nurtured an environment for our learners that is inviting, educational, and stimulating. Our staff has designed a creative curriculum that embraces art and exploration. We strive to educate the whole child by offering a variety of learning opportunities via music, body movement, out-door education, sports and theater. We celebrate cultural identity and tradition.

Long-Term Impact

Our project encourages children to use creativity, critical thinking and literacy to become innovative problem solvers, while honoring their cultural identity. Through developing their individual talents and confidence, they will become future agents of change and leaders in their community and beyond.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.atitlanabierta.com
What makes La Puerta Abierta so Special
About Isaias and our Traveling Library Program
A day at La Puerta Abierta
More about La Puerta Abierta

Organization Information

La Puerta Abierta/The Sparks Foundation

Location: Houston, TX - USA
Website:
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Project Leader:
Amanda Flayer
Houston, TX United States

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