Official Description (Provided by language school)
The small co-op Guatemaya Spanish School is located in the heart of San Pedro La Laguna, a mid-sized town on the shores of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. The school is committed to improving the social and economic situations of the impoverished peoples of Guatemala, especially the marginalized Mayan community. To this end, Guatemaya Spanish School has three goals:
- To provide affordable, quality Spanish instruction to foreigners so that they are able to learn about Guatemalan culture and the problems facing the people here.
- To use the schoolâ€™s resources to promote ecological and social projects, which currently include a reforestation project and an educational initiative called Trek for Kids.
- To employ local residents at a fair wage and offer resources and volunteer opportunities to foreigners who are interested in helping to improve the lives of the Guatemalan people.