Mayan Power and Light

by Appropriate Technology Collaborative
Vetted
Nov 21, 2012

Expanded offerings!

Our girls
Our girls

Our class for the girls will be taught in March of 2013, and materials are on their way to Guatemala.  Based on the girls' goals of operating a cooperative and the business potential, we have expanded the course.

Originally, we would be teaching them the basics of circuits and solar technology.  Now we are adding transistors to the curriculum.  Transistors are the basis of all electronic devices.  Having this key knowledge, the girls would be able to create a variety of businesses to support themselves.  Having this skill set will allow the girls the flexibility to respond to the needs of their community as it integrates with technology and their knowledge will give them a level of personal power to take care of their needs and their families.

In March, we also hope to talk with the girls about their school being the base for classes that we would teach to fellow nonprofits about solar, solar cooperatives and creating solar businesses.  This would also give the girls a chance to work with others outside their community, building their people skills.  

In the middle photo you will see our girls: Yolanda, Elisabeth, Selena, Reyna and Lorena.  

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Appropriate Technology Collaborative

Location: Ann Arbor, MI - USA
Website: http:/​/​apptechdesign.org
Project Leader:
John Barrie
Ann Arbor, MI United States

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