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Education Program

Education Program

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TRANSFORMATIVE EDUCATION

PROGRAM

The Maya Jaguar Center for Education and Development

This bustling educational community stands in a pristine rainforest located in a remote area of northwestern Guatemala. Its residential campus comprises the Maya Jaguar Middle and High Schools, staff and student housing, a nutrition center, organic gardens, a small poultry farm, and 200 acres of protected habitat for hundreds of animals, birds, insects, and reptiles.

High Educational Standards

The organization’s remarkable Mayan Center for Education and Development provides innovative and rigorous education for Indigenous Maya students through contemporary hands-on training programs.

  • Comprehensive middle and high school curriculum with extensive support. Graduates become nurses, teachers, school directors, computer technicians, and business managers.

  • Modern teacher development programs focus on critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, and expanding technological skills.

 

  • Early Literacy training programs held at the Center’s campus provide advanced teaching methods both for our certified teachers, interns, and parent teacher aides. Unique interactive and nontraditional teaching methods are increasing the success rates of our young students.

Sustainable Management

 

Solar equipment power the buildings.  A rainwater collection system supplies water for campus needs. Students help to manage the campus’s rain-fed organic gardens and through community outreach programs students share their knowledge knowledge of these gardening practices with children in outlying villages.

Modern equipment for best learning opportunities

 

Fully equipped computer and science labs, (otherwise non-existent in the region), give students valuable opportunities to gain a superior education. The intensive two-year computer course offers training in maintaining and repairing computers as well as mastering advanced computer skills. A satellite system ensures access to the Internet for educational research. The adjoining rain forest habitat offers a rare opportunity for interactive biology studies. 

​Leadership training with multiple degrees

 

Students prepare for leadership roles by learning learn to apply sustainable practices that can help to transform the conditions of poverty in their communities. They earn diplomas in three disciplines: academics, sustainable agriculture, and computer science. 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 an instructor for our expanding organic gardening program

  • Provide a dictionary, a book, or a computer tablet for a student

 

To make a donation in support of our sustainable education program, click here.