Build a Green School in Guatemala for 300 Maya

$1,385 $98,615
Raised Remaining


The Tecnico Maya School is a green construction project by Long Way Home ( We are building a school in San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala using recycled tires and trash bottles.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Long Way Home’s purpose is to bring economic and educational opportunity to under-served and impoverished youth. The school will provide education beyond the ages of 10 and 11 and will teach care for the environment through a recycling effort in its construction. Attending the school will teach the students the skills needed to break the cycle of poverty in the area. The beneficiaries help in its construction by gathering trash filled bottles for use.

How will this project solve this problem?

The school will teach Maya culture, the Guatemalan national curriculum and green vocational skills. It will be the first high school in the local area. Its construction cleans the environment and changes the consciousness of the community.

Potential Long Term Impact

This is a green project with impact on climate change. The materials used in the building are recycled potential pollutants if left in the environment. The building process is eco-entrepreneurial teaching the next generation of green builders.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,385

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,385 .  The original project funding goal was $100,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Elie Lahaie

Georgetown, MA United States

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