EDUCATE For a brighter Future in Guatemala 20 Maya Ixil Teen First Girls

Education empowers a brighter future. Together we can change our stories to one of hope.

La Asociación Maya Chajulense

Gender Rights and Equality

Our story

WHO WE ARE AMACHAJUL. Maya Casa Community Education Center for a Brighter Future Maya Chajulense Association (AMACHAJUL) is a Guatemalan non-profit that supports the neediest girls and boys in the Ixil area of ​​Guatemala by offering an education, agriculture and bilingual intercultural approach to education to ensure quality, equity and relevance in order to provide access to different education options. AMACHAJUL supports the maintenance and development of a cultural tradition and the Ixil language.

LISTEN to our stories


I am from a noble family with few assets but I had the opportunity to study at the Primary level. I did not have any difficulty and now I am studying the Basic level at the Nocturnal Institute. Thanks to God, my parents and the AMACHAJUL Association for the opportunity that they give me. They are the engine of my life by helping me continue studying to face the needs that are affecting my family and my municipality. I as a student am willing to support the association for any need by doing this I will be sowing for the new generations.



I had the opportunity to study my elementary school. I was a responsible girl and did all my homework because my mom took care of me, but she got hard when she got sick. My mom did not get cured and died when I was 12 years old. I had two older brothers and three younger sisters and I had to make an effort to support my little sisters. Thanks to God and my Dad I have the opportunity to continue studying. I am studying my Basic at the Nocturnal Institute with the support of the Maya Chajulense Association. With the time that has passed since my mom died I have learned to take care of myself, that is why I will continue studying until I achieve what I want for myself and for my family.    


Cecilia When I was a child my father abandoned us. So in 2006 I was left without a father. In 2010 my mom gave the opportunity to study. Now I continue studying thanks to the support of my mother and AMACHAJUL.


Maria I had the opportunity to study my elementary school but my parents could not give the follow up, therefore I helped my family by working for two years. My mom is a housewife and my dad is a farmer who earns $ 5.00 a day, which is not enough. I have to work harder so that i can continue studying. I am studying in the Night Institute, so that I can work in the morning and support my parents a little bit. I am very grateful to AMACHAJUL, the association and the donors that support me to achieve my goals.


JuanaMy parents did not study but they gave me the opportunity to start primary level. I am a responsible girl and I do all my classwork, I do not have problems with my classmates or difficulty with any of my teachers because they work with a lot of empathy, especially at the Basic level in the nocturnal institute. Thank you for the support of my parents and the AMACHAJUL Association for giving me the opportunity to study. My sincere gratitude to those people. I want to stay with the Basic level. I want to continue studying to achieve my goals and take my family forward as well as my municipality, Chajul.

Why it matters?

“Together we can change our stories to one of hope, improved everyday life and prosperity for ourselves, our families and our beloved communities.”  Through education we can have a brighter future. 

How will the funds be used?

Every donation is important to support one student for a school year.

We support our scholarships through TIME AND TALENT

Please donate to support the costs to attend school so we can continue in school and not migrate.

$5   = Registration

$5 = tuition for one month

$15 = vocational skills training for 3 months

$25 = USB Flash Drive

$30 = School Uniform

$30 = School books and supplies for one year

$110   Total for one student for one school year

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These committed students work for their families in the morning, attend vocational skill and tutoring in the afternoon, and attend Evening School. A whole year of tuition and school costs is less than one trip to the beauty salon



A school year education for $110 is less than I pay my TV subscription for one month.


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