Ixtatán Foundation

The Ixtatán Foundation carries out community development activities in the Chuj region; we are a vehicle through which education, communication, economic development, and health projects can be financed.


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Book By Book June, 2016 For quite a while now, the mission statement of the Foundation has been “community development through education.” Sometimes, mission statements and the goals they represent can seem vague due to their brevity. What does success look like? When is it achieved? Fulfillment of a non-profit’s mission is a... Read More

An opportunity to interact with Guatemalan students Have you ever tried learning a second language? April, 2016 If so, then you probably know how difficult it can be. It is especially challenging to become skilled in another language if you have not had the opportunity to live in a country or among people where it is natively spoken- if... Read More

A first for the Chuj people of Guatemala 2015 highlight! January, 2016 <<>>, It’s unbelievable but we are already at beginning of the second month of this year! 2015 was a good year thanks to your support. These are some of the highlight of the year. Seeds of Wisdom School: In 2015, we took a step back to see how... Read More

Thanks to you... Thank you so much for your support! January, 2015 <<>>, On behalf of the Mayan people of San Mateo, Guatemala, I would like to THANK YOU for your support for our Health Center Campaign in 2015. The picture above shows our newest additions for the water and clinical lab. We were able to raise... Read More

A first for the Chuj people of Guatemala There's still time to make a difference! December, 2015 <<>>, As 2015 winds down, there is still time to make a difference. With you help we will raise funds to support the Seeds of Wisdom School in rural Guatemala. We will train 21 teachers who will be teaching 300 students... Read More

A first for the Chuj people of Guatemala The State of Electrical Wiring in Schools is Shocking! September, 2015 Poor electrical infrastructure and implementation is a common affliction for communities throughout Guatemala. In San Mateo Ixtatàn, for example, dozens of buildings suffer from faulty wiring and therefore experience regular... Read More

A first for the Chuj people of Guatemala Ixtatan Strengthen’s Project Based Learning at Seeds’ of Wisdom School April, 2015 <<>> Ixtatan helped Seeds of Wisdom kick off the school year with a two- day Project Based Learning workshop, inviting 19 teachers to Huehuetenango. Teachers formed teams to simulate... Read More

A first for the Chuj people of Guatemala A first for the Chuj people of Guatemala DEC 22, 2014 , <<>> To the elder women of San Mateo, she is that odd, husbandless, childless not-so-young lady anymore. To the young men, she is the ambitious and well-educated girl whom no one feels quite up to the task of asking... Read More

A first for the Chuj people of Guatemala Make a donation now DEC 18, 2014 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=LNHGY4V9299UE <<>>, We realized that our previous emails had a broken link to the donate button. Sorry about that. Here is your chance to make an on-line donation... Read More

Use this area to offer a short preview of your email's content. SHARING WISDOM A Three-part Fall Newsletter October 22, 2014 From the Founder Encouraging signs abound in San Mateo Ixtatán. Thirteen years ago there were no college graduates and only a small handful of high school graduates in the entire region of 50,000. Now there... Read More