School construction in Roberto Barrios, Nothern Zone of Chiapas
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Mayan Schools of Hope in Chiapas
Today a unique and alternative education system is rapidly emerging in the misty mountains and steamy jungles of the Mexican southeast.
Indian children in hundreds of Mayan communities throughout the state of Chiapas are attending new Zapatista schools. These volunteer run, autonomous education centers promote indigenous languages and tradition while striving for academic excellence and cultural survival. You are invited to join the Mayan peoples’ efforts to build dignified schools while promoting social justice in Mexico and the world.
These schools are staffed by inspiring volunteers appointed by the Mayan communities themselves. These inspiring educators are known as “Education Promoters”. Click here to learn more about the men and woman most intimately involved in running the Zapatista education system.