Melody School, Guatemala
Melody School has been set up by Igor Xoyon to provide equality schooling to underprivileged Maya children in Chimaltenango, Guatemala. It is run purely by donations.
I have visited the school myself and have found it a wonderful place for learning and playing!
I have acquired funding for the school to have its own internet access and so from May 2016, children in the UK will be able to chat with Maya children via email, Skype or other social media.
Please contact me if you would like to partake in the cultural exchange or would like to fundraise for the children.
Check out the video they made for UK schools!
Your school can sponsor a child’s education at Melody school through their Project Chaqlaxel (meaning “little brother/sister” in their Mayan language).
Through your sponsorship (around £40 a month) these students not only are able to receive a solid education, but also daily nutritious meals and 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.”
Igor Xoyon, Principal
You can also visit this school under ‘The Maya: Past and Present‘, a trip I have organised for teachers in Spring 2017.