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.
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.
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.
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.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Maya Tech Learning Centers, Inc.
Dayton Daily News article
The Catholic Telegraph