The Chicago-Guatemala Partnership is raising funds to support a bilingual K'iche-Spanish school in the mountainous Mayan village of Saq Ja'. The community built the school and designed the curriculum for 7th-9th graders to preserve Mayan language, history and culture, since Spanish-language schools are the norm in Guatemala, and this puts Mayan children at a disadvantage. The village also seeks to provide education beyond the primary level, as there are no publicly funded middle or high schools. We also will use funds raised for scholarships for students who must leave the village to attend a private high school,
Donating to support Mayan education is one way we can all participate in empowering the people most affected by systems of social injustice in Guatemala.