Build a Green School in Guatemala for 300 Maya

by Long Way Home, Inc. Vetted since 2008 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified


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.

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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.


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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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


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Organization Information

Long Way Home, Inc.

Location: Woodburn, OR - USA
Website: https:/​/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Elie Lahaie
Georgetown, MA United States

Funded Project!

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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