Community Center, Education

$1,813 of $10k goal

Raised by 19 people in 6 months
Centro De Encuentro ComunitarioTzununá
on behalf of Iris Quezada
 ACWORTH, GA
Why a Community Center in Tzununá?

 Tzununa is a small village of 2000 residents primarily of indigenous Mayan people who speak Kaqchikel.  It is located on the shores of Lake Atitlan and belongs to the municipality of Santa Cruz la Laguna.   In spite of the multiple economic disadvantages and systemic social issues, Tzununa is a village with a community spirit that is as inspiring as it is enviable.   This makes Tzununa the perfect place to build a Center whose purpose is to harnesses the power of its citizens to create a better community for themselves, their children and grandchildren.

The new Community Center will be the hub of educational, cultural, economic and social empowerment for the citizens of Tzununa.  It will be a place for young people and their families to get involved in opportunities for growing themselves and their community. The Center has a library, a computer lab, a music and art academy and a cooperative storefront and cafe for the women of the village to sell handmade crafts. 
 
The location where the new Community Center is currently being constructed in a cluster with a new High School, a community laundry facility so women no longer have to go to the river to wash clothing, basket ball court, soccer field, public washrooms and three commercial shops.  All these facilities are expected to be completed by August 2017. 

We have a legal Non Profit Organization  in Guatemala. It is called Asociación para el Desarrollo Educativo y Cultural de Tzununá, Chi Tz´unun Choy. Asociation for the development of Education and Culture in Tzununá, Chi Tz´Unun Choy.

 Chi Tz´Unun Choy was the first name of Tzununá according to the book: Los Anales de los Kaqchikeles.
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Update 15
Posted by Centro de Encuentro Comunitario Tzununá
2 months ago
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Yesterday we did the second training for the young persons of Tours Colibrí. We are soon going to inaugurate the Community Center. Ayer viernes 17, se realizó la segunda Capacitación para los Jóvenes de Tours Colibrí. Pronto vamos a inaugurar el Centro de Encuentro Comunitario
Segunda Capacitación para Tours Colibri
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Update 14
Posted by Centro de Encuentro Comunitario Tzununá
2 months ago
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Your donations will support many activities to improve Education, Culture and Development through the Community Center, you can tell us what you want to support (you can make one time donation of monthly donations):
U$ 40 monthly donation support expenses for the Library
U$ 50 One cultural activity
U$ 100 Workshops for woman
U$ 100 Workshops for young people of the village
U$ 100 Training in wood work with young people
U$ 100 three clases of an art teacher to promote painting in the Community
U$ 150 five clases of an art teacher
U$ 150 one computer teacher for five classes
U$ 200 four cultural activities
U$ 200 door for the Woman Cooperative
U$ 300 floor of the Music Academy
U$ 400 Monthly fee for music teacher from outside the community
U$ 500 Librarian support
U$1000 volunteer program to support children´s activities
U$ Surprise us! You name what you want to support
Every donation, no matter how small, will be gratefully received and will help contribute towards the Community Center and the Education in Tzununa!
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Update 13
Posted by Centro de Encuentro Comunitario Tzununá
3 months ago
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When you see were we started and were we are you appreciate we went a long way. Please share with your friends so we can finish the windows and doors in the parts that don´t have and start working to improve Education in Tzununá.
Si ve como comenzamos y dónde estamos apreciará que recorrimos un largo camino. Por favor comparta con sus amigos y amigas así logramos terminar las puertas y ventanas dónde no tenemos y comenzamos los proyectos sustantivos para mejorar la Educación en Tzununá. ¡ Muchas gracias!
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Update 12
Posted by Centro de Encuentro Comunitario Tzununá
3 months ago
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The first doors and windows of the Community Center are being placed. They correspond to what is going to be the Community Library. We will soon move and have more space!!
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$1,813 of $10k goal

Raised by 19 people in 6 months
Created September 29, 2016
Centro De Encuentro ComunitarioTzununá  
on behalf of Iris Quezada
$500
Anonymous
2 months ago
RH
$100
Rena Hadas
2 months ago

Love

PD
$100
Patrick Donovan
2 months ago
SD
$50
Suzanne Dube
2 months ago

It was wonderful to work with you. Your vision for the Center is very inspiring!

$50
Anonymous
2 months ago
LB
$200
Linda Barr
3 months ago

From our family's Christmas gift collection !

AR
$15
Andrew Russell
3 months ago
$100
Kelsey Anderson
4 months ago

I came here with Maggie Walker Governor's School in 2014 and think of you all often! When we visited we were just clearing the site so it's incredible to see how far this project has come! Keep doing great things.

$118
Anonymous
5 months ago
JW
$50
Jongho Woo
6 months ago

Good Roof!

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