It's that time of year again! Time to Sponsor a Student and provide the gift of education made possible by you, our amazing donors. We are genuinely grateful for your support throughout the year. With your help we have been able to carry on our projects, begin new ones, and provide scholarships for students that would otherwise have no access to education.
See some of their amazing stories below...
Gladys Elizabeth (1031) and Keder Samuel (1962) are both moving onto the 2nd Grade in 2014.
We are so proud of them for this achievement as so many indigenous children fail the 1st grade due to a lack of language skills and understanding of the system.
This is often made more difficult as most indigenous parents having very little education themselves.
Both Gladys and Keder are seeking new sponsors for 2014.
Luis Andres (2706) whose parents did not study beyond the 3rd Grade, is graduating from High School this year.
He is interning in our health clinic to gain experience in the medical field before he starts Medical School next year.
Your generosity gives Luis thetools to lift himself and his family out of poverty while developing vital skills to continue to support his community.
Sandra (346) is finishing up Graduate School where she is studying Social Work.
She has been in our Student Sponsorship Program since she was five years old.
We are so proud of her perseverance throughout the years and her hard work as head of our Education Department.
Your commitment to the education of our students has given Sandra the ability to create sustainable change in her community.
As we prepare for the 2014 school year beginning in January, we ask that you join us in our efforts to affect the type of change that has lasting impacts and can make generational differences by sponsoring a student.
Help us continue to reach students like Luis and Sandra whose families have difficulties providing the basic necessities of life, such as education, which so many of us take for granted. Your gift of education will empower students like them to pursue a better life.
Please click here to see some of our students in need of sponsorship.
There are many students in our program; eager to learn. They are waiting for your indispensable support.
Your gift of education helps:
Empower youth to eradicate illiteracy and lead their communities out of poverty by offering them the gift of education
Bridge the gender gap in literacy by giving a young girl the opportunity to receive a quality education
Combat chronic malnutrition that plagues indigenous children by sponsoring them to attend a Mayan Families Preschool Nutritional Center
Sponsorship fees for the 2014 school year (January-October) are as follows:
COST PER MONTH
COST PER YEAR
PreK - 12th Grade
PreK - 12th Grade
Co-sponsorship means that sponsorship is shared between individuals or groups. Mayan Families actively looks for a co-sponsor. You are not obligated to find another sponsor; however any assistance is always appreciated. If you know someone that would like to share sponsorship with you, please contact email@example.com.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PAYMENTS
Due to some launch issues through our new website we would ask that you make your payment using the old website method at www.mayanfamilies.net so that we can ensure that your payment goes through as quickly and effectively as possible.
Thank you for your patience and continual support during this transition time.
If you have trouble making a donation on our website, please call (619) 550-2608. We will be happy to assist you over the phone Monday through Friday 9-5 MST.
You may also choose to send your Student Sponsorship donation in the form of a check. Please make it payable to "Mayan Families" and send to:
P.O. Box 52
Claremont, N.C. 28610
*Please be sure to include your student's number on the check
We truly could not have done any of this without you.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Do you know someone that might want to sponsor a child? Please help spread the word by passing on this e-mail to friends and family. Feel free to also share on social media websites such as Facebook or Twitter. Thank you for your support...it is greatly appreciated!
We are a 501.c.3 non-profit working to bring aid to the indigenous Mayan communities surrounding Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. We work on projects in community development, education, and disaster relief -- see a complete list of programs at MayanFamilies.org