Engage with a Maya School
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.
As I discovered when I visited it, Melody School is a wonderful place for learning and playing! (See me talking to the children about being an archaeologist).
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 (Read the wonderful letter I received in response from Melody School).
You can also visit this school under ‘The Maya: Past and Present‘, a trip I have organised for teachers in Summer 2018.
As the children need sponsors to support their education and growth, I have set up a charity for the school. I am also running a half-marathon to raise donations for the school. Please support us here.
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.
Please contact me if you would like to partake in the cultural exchange or would like to fundraise for the children.
Meet Igor Xoyon
Igor Xoyon, the Principal of Melody School, is doing a tremendous work for the children, providing high-quality education, healthcare and support (Learn more about Igor Xoyon, a real superman, from a teacher who visited the school in 2016)
“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