The Mayan Center for Education and Development
Our sustainable educational community is located in a remote rainforest in northwestern Guatemala. The residential campus comprises a high school and a middle school, staff and student housing, a nutrition center, organic gardens, and a small poultry farm.
The center is managed with a rainwater collection system that supplies water for all campus needs, while solar equipment powers the buildings and the fully equipped computer and science labs. A satellite system ensures that students can access the Internet for educational research. Students manage the campus’ rain-fed organic gardens, and community outreach programs provide opportunities for them to share those gardening practices. The adjoining rain forest habitat offers a rare opportunity for interactive biology studies.
Students learn to apply sustainable practices that can transform the conditions of poverty in their communities. They earn diplomas in three disciplines: academics, sustainable agriculture, and computer science. The two-year computer course offers training in maintaining and repairing computers as well as mastering regular computer skills. Through the quality education provided, graduates are prepared to pursue professional training, a university degree, or meaningful employment.
How you can help
Fund a full or partial scholarship
Volunteer as a computer or science teacher or instruct in organic gardening
Provide a dictionary or a book for a student
To make a donation in support of our sustainable education program, click here.
Thanks to our corporate sponsor
Adopt-a-Village in Guatemala is grateful to our many supporters who have generously funded various programs and outreach initiatives that have provided vital support to the Mayan people of Guatemala.
We gratefully acknowledge Maya Chia, our valued corporate sponsor, for its generous contributions to Adopt-A-Village’s scholarship and child sponsorship programs, as well as our rainwater storage initiatives, and for creating a special fund for emergency medical needs.