Children's Education Center for 200 Mayan youth

by Maya Tech Learning Center

Summary

The Center provides culturally appropriate, structured activities that build creativity, leadership development, and enthusiasm for learning for at least 200 Mayan youth in Nahualá, Guatemala.
$33
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
9
years active

Challenge

A pervasive lack of educational opportunity perpetuates the cycle of poverty inherent in Mayan villages in Guatemala and presents a risk to the youth and overall community of Nahualá. Through Maya Tech's goals at the Computer Center Swan Tinamit, we offer a library format for youth to augment their formal education through books and educational games at the Children's Center. The project reaches another level by including consistent instructors and structured activities appealing to more youth.

Solution

Goal-directed sessions explore life skills, health/nutrition, cultural/personal awareness and leadership. Group interaction, journaling and art enable youth to build strengths and adapt concepts to everyday life reducing school drop out and poverty.

Long-Term Impact

The project educates 200 Mayan children in creative problem solving techniques, enhancing self-esteem and broadening insights of the power of education. Impacts include keeping youth in school, off the street and prospering within their culture.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.mayatechlc.org
Maya Tech Learning Centers, Inc.
Dayton Daily News article
The Catholic Telegraph

Organization Information

Maya Tech Learning Center

Location: Bellbrook, OH - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.mayatechlc.org
Project Leader:
Karen Wilk Macario
Secretary/Treasurer and Co-founder
Bellbrook, OH United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 2 donors like you, a total of $33 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. 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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