You’ll be based in Quetzaltenango (or “Xela”), the heartland of Mayan culture and the perfect place to gain a profound insight into Guatemala’s fascinating, ancient indigenous group. Immersed in the local community, you’ll have the chance to delve deep beyond the surface that most outsiders see. And by working to support disadvantaged Mayan students in their education, you’ll have the
chance to give back. Mayan culture has long been marginalized in Guatemala, and Mayan children are often faced with great obstacles to success in their education. You’ll provide support at a local, all-Mayan school that is working to rectify this by promoting indigenous language and culture. Meet the students, take part in arts, crafts and games, and create educational resources that will be used in lessons long after you’ve returned home.