DREAMS FOR MAYAN CHILDREN
Offering Educational Opportunities for Underserved Children in Mexico:
Dreams for Mayan Children (DMC) is a small but dedicated group of people with a strong belief in giving the children the chance of a better future. They work to provide Mayan children and teachers with learning materials, build playgrounds and community infrastructure, provide volunteer opportunities, and keep the Mayan language and culture alive in the Yucatan Peninsula where rural communities have very little or no support at all. Positive Legacy has provided grant funding to DMC since 2016.
In 2018, Positive Legacy awarded $31,045 in support of DMC projects to:
Create a community Learning Center
Provide classes such as basic computer skills to English (reading, writing and comprehension)
Music workshops covering traditional Mayan practices (hammock making, expansion and maintenance of organic gardens, bordering and apiary fundamentals)
Train primary and secondary school teachers
Purchase music equipment and transportation for students and teachers to go to school
In October 2016, Positive Legacy awarded Dreams for Mayan Children a $9,400 grant to support better educational outcomes and complete necessary renovations for the U Sasil Kaan School in Campamento Hidalgo, Mexico. Campamento Hidalgo is a small indigenous village with a population of 200 people located in the Eastern Yucatan Peninsula. It is a true living Mayan community, where ancient traditions still exist and the Mayan language is commonly spoken, but has mostly been forgotten by the outside world.
In partnership with Positive Legacy, Dreams for Mayan Children’s Project Caring will address the community driven goals of building a block wall that will enclose the school, allowing the children to play safely and prevent vandalism, improve the school’s dining structure so they will have a clean & sanitary environment, as well as restore the basketball court and soccer goal posts. With the support of their families and teachers, we will create an appropriate space for their development so they have a better educational experience!
Our continued work in the Yucatan will further strengthen ties to this community and continue to leave a legacy of strong minds and bodies for years to come! For more information on DMC please visit their website at http://www.dreamsformayanchildren.com/.
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