Dreams for Mayan children's commitment is to the children, we work with parents and teachers to find the best way possible to provide the children with classroom materials needed in special language classes (Maya-Spanish), kindergarten and elementary schools years.
An education is the only chance of a better future for the children and their families; if the children do not attend school they are most likely to work the fields alongside their families. It is our belief that a brighter future lies in the education of the children and the support to parents, many whom had not had even basic education and adult school is sometimes not possible due to small income or no programs available.
· Backpack and/or other book bags
· Spiral bound, composition and other notebooks
· Filler paper
· Colored pencils, crayons and markers
· Ruler with Inch and millimeter measurements
· Colored pens
· Pencil box
· Glue sticks
· Graph paper
· Pens and pencils
· Pencil sharpeners (individual and classroom)
· Pocket dictionaries (in Spanish)
· Pencil cases
· Reams or boxes of paper
There are many ways you can help and Dreams for Mayan Children is one hundred percent dependent on donations and help from volunteers. If you are a dedicated person and want to make a difference volunteering for a great cause, write to us and tell us about your idea!
· Host Fundraising events
· Spread the word through social media
· Graphics designer
· Website administration
· Teach painting/drawing skills
· Teach English
· Teach music or musical instruments
In addition to our students support program, we will try to provide families with home-building materials and volunteer work to improve family living spaces. Building homes is expensive and time consuming; it requires planning and well organized volunteer work. Our goal is to understand their needs and develop a cost-effective plan to implement, let us note that we do not try to change their way of living but merely improving it, and the preservation of traditions in the Mayan culture is encouraged among everyone involved.