Community Center, Education
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.
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!
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!