Maya Chajulense Association (AMACHAJUL): Committed to Education and Development for a Brighter Future
Respect for Nature and Cultural Diversity
We are a non-profit, apolitical Association, formed from the town of Chajul and different villages and hamlets of the Maya population, located in the Ixil region of northern Guatemala. We improve the quality of life for the Maya community and generate job opportunities through different projects and gender equality.
Our main activities focus on Education, Agriculture, Tourism Promotion, Handicrafts, Health and Food, with the purpose of improving the economy of the Mayan population of the lower class and generating opportunities for men and women of different Mayan ethnicity.
- Improve the quality of life for the Maya community and generate job opportunities through different projects and gender equality.
- Train professional men and women, Mayan entrepreneurs of peasant families, responsible, honest, able to generate, innovate, apply techniques and technologies to increase sustainability by optimizing agricultural production, tourism that is a source of social and economic development , maintaining a cultural tradition through crafts, and contributing to food security, education and health.
- Support cultural and agricultural education with quality that achieves national basic and diversified requirements and achieve effective oral and written bilingualism so that students know and value their own culture.
Objectives: Promote an intercultural bilingual education to all the indigenous populations of the State who attend the basic and diversified education, as well as promote the value that diversity represents a wealth to the State and nation.
- Optimize the use of the human, material and financial resources.
- Ensure opportunities for access, permanence and school completion at different levels: secondary and diversified, for the Maya speakers.
- Diversify and make more flexible educational services according to the needs and characteristics of the different groups of the population focused on young people who have disabilities and those who are in a situation of poverty.
Twenty four scholarship students attend public 7th grade evening school. The AMACHAJUL Education Casa provides enrichment, internet, tutoring and vocational skills training to the Maya Ixil Chajul scholars and for the Bridge Academy held during school vacations. Monthly Parent Education meetings are attended by parents of the scholarship students.
Partnership with Parents
Whole System Strategies for Holistic Organizational Advancement
Coordinated phased strategies for Holistic Organizational Development
Scaling for Good