Guatemala Education Project

PROJECT CHAQ'LAXEL                         


 Melody School is a private school located in Chimaltenango, Guatemala, Central America for children from 3 to 10 years old.

The principal, Igor, initiated Project Chaqlaxel (meaning "little sibling," in a native Mayan language) three years ago to provide quality schooling to underprivileged children in the Chimaltenango area.  Today, there are 42 sponsored students out of 57  attending Melody School. These students also receive daily nutritious meals and constant support. They learn proper personal hygiene and develop self confidence. The funding provided by sponsors also ensures access to specialty health care that the families would not have otherwise. Melody´s goal is to expand the project each year to improve the lives of more children and families. It is our hope that Melody School will eventually be able to cater to students from childhood through to adulthood. Thus creating future leaders in this needy community.

This site was created by Kristina, Kelsey and Edward, Canadian teaching interns. Our hope is to continue the expansion of Project Chaqlaxel.


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