School for Integrated Develpmt





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Project Description

Region: Central America

Country: Guatemala

Location: Tikal

Total Budget: $65,000

Areas of Focus: Basic education and literacy, Economic and community development

The "Indigenous School for Integrated Rural Development", in La Libertad Peten, was built three years ago with resources from the Guatemalan Ministry of Education and is operated by the Mayan indigenous organization ACDIP.

The school focuses on rural-appropriate vocational education for at-risk rural indigenous girls and boys, training them to get decent jobs or start small businesses upon graduation.

The area served by the school has very high rates of poverty and malnutrition, and early forced marriage. In 2018 almost 500 girls (from area villages) between 10 and 14 years of age gave birth.

Due to repeated droughts and subsequent crop failures an ever-increasing amount of the area's young men are, out of desperation, attempting illegal migration to the United States.

Under request from ACDIP, the Ak' Tenamit association is providing ongoing technical support to transfer its highly successful "education for employment" methodology.

For the 2020 school year the "Indigenous School for Integrated Rural Development" expects to house 300 boarding students.

This grant will provide funds for:

• Bunk beds to accommodate up to 300 students

• Computer equipment for classrooms

• Providing professional development opportunities for faculty and staff

• Supplies for paint and other maintenance items the school requires

Primary Host Partner

District: 4250

Rotary Club of: Tikal PetÚn

Primary Contact: Esteban Dudenhoefer

Email: voluntarios@aktenamit.org

Primary International Partner

District: 5790

Rotary Club of: Cross Timbers, Flower Mound

Primary Contact: Will Carlton

Email: wacarlton@gmail.com

Project Status

Need $14,334
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Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

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Cross Timbers, Flower Mound (5790)





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