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Preschool Nutrition Centers

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THE STORY:

Mayan Families wrote -

Mayan Families proudly operates seven Preschool Nutrition Centers around Lake Atitlán, all of which offer children from the most impoverished families the opportunity to attend preschool cost-free. In order to create a lifelong impact on the lives of our students and their families, Mayan Families Preschool Nutrition Centers target the following four areas:

Eradicating Chronic Malnutrition

Nearly 50% of Guatemalan preschool students are malnourished, and early malnutrition can lead to lifelong challenges caused by physical and mental impairments. To combat these effects, Mayan Families provides preschool students with a nutritious meal and snack every day, regular deworming and multivitamin supplements, and lessons in hygiene.

Early Learning for Elementary School

In rural communities in Guatemala, half of all students fail first grade. This is largely because children, especially those from poor families, enter school unprepared. Mayan Families' Preschool Nutrition Centers give students essential early education in areas of communication, colors and shapes, artistic expression, and social and civic participation.

Spanish Fluency

Spanish is the official language of the Guatemalan school system, but in five of the seven communities in which we work, it is not spoken in the home. Children in these communities begin school knowing only the local indigenous language. Our centers offer bilingual education to ensure Spanish fluency among our students. Entering primary school fluent in Spanish dramatically increases students' chances of success.

Parent Education

Parental support is critical to a child’s success in education. We provide educational workshops and resources for parents so they can support their children’s learning and create a healthy and safe home environment.

To find out more, visit https://mayanfamilies.org/page/nutritioncenters.

Mayan Families is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code in the USA and all donations are tax-deductible, as allowed by US law.

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$595

MONEY RAISED
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  • John Crookes

    $100

  • Liam Bluer

    $5

  • Tim Leyshon

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Viggo Sarner

    $25

  • Emelie turtle

    $50

  • Emil Nilsson

    $25

  • JANSSON

    $25

  • Micke Hest

    $25

  • Lina & Hasse

    $25

  • Marina Løvå

    $50

  • Lisa Edelbrant

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Marina Løvå

    $5

  • Merete&Kåre

    $25

  • Matt Wiener

    $10

  • Merete&Kåre

    $30

  • Frances Davies

    $20

  • Charlotte Østensen

    $20

  • Tim Leyshon

    $25

  • Gry Vilde Østensen

    $30

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119% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $9,957 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Katy Morris

Amount Raised

$1,855

 

93% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Blanca Martini

Amount Raised

$1,513

 

303% Raised of $500 Goal

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Renee Ancel

Amount Raised

$1,010

 

101% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Christen Sherman

Amount Raised

$855

 

86% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Liam Bluer

Amount Raised

$601

 

100% Raised of $600 Goal

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John Crookes

Amount Raised

$595

 

119% Raised of $500 Goal

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Andrea Carron

Amount Raised

$555

 

111% Raised of $500 Goal

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Daniel and Alex Muller

Amount Raised

$538

 

108% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Gry Vilde Østensen

Gry Vilde Østensen

DONATION: $30

My sister Gry did not want a birthday present, instead she insisted that the money should be donated to someone in greater need. She is a mother of two small children herself, and knows how to appreciate the fact that they are growing up in a safe and rich society. 3 years ago

Tim Leyshon

Tim Leyshon

DONATION: $25

I thought I'd give a little extra again because of the great cause it is. 3 years ago

Charlotte Østensen

Charlotte Østensen

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Frances Davies

Frances Davies

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Merete&Kåre

Merete&Kåre

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Matt Wiener

Matt Wiener

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Merete&Kåre

Merete&Kåre

DONATION: $25

Amazing initiative, John :) 3 years ago

Marina Løvå

Marina Løvå

DONATION: $5

Back on top!! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Lisa Edelbrant

Lisa Edelbrant

DONATION: $25

3 years ago