Mayan Hope 
Centro de Educacion Especial

History of Mayan Hope

Mayan Hope is brain child of a number of former long-term volunteers from other projects, schools, and orphanages in Guatemala and Latin America. As a result of our combined experiences we knew there had to be a better way and our dedication gave us the determination to find it. While there are any number of excellent and very beneficial projects throughout Guatemala and Latin America, we too often found some projects to be poorly managed, inefficient, and very wasteful. Schools often have inexperienced, unqualified, and poorly trained teachers and, as a result, produce students with minimal skills and unable to compete in the job marketplace. In some cases children were provided with poorly balanced diets and inadequate nutrition. Some projects maintained children in such isolated conditions that it causes many to become institutionalized and unable to cope with the outside world as adults. In addition we sometimes found projects that were profit motivated, damaging to their environment, and often even at odds with the villages and communities around them. We are not so egotistical as to believe that we have all the solutions or answers to these problems but we are dedicated to doing our job here to the best of our abilities and to the greatest benefit of the communities which we are here to help and serve. We are not wide-eyed optimists out to save the world. Between us we have many years living and working in Guatemala and other areas of Latin America. We understand the problems that exist in these areas and realize that they require not only dedication but a long-term commitment to solving them. No member of the board of directors or anyone working directly with Mayan Hope is salaried. All of us are volunteers and thus all funds donated to Mayan Hope go directly and completely to one of the projects of the organization.
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