This week the LAN VWA “the voice” charity installed 8 Macs from Computer Reach at Project Joconal Solar in Joconal, Guatemala. Founder and President of the Project, Kelly Weaver, shares her passion for early childhood education by quoting Nelson Mandela:
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
The main project in 2012 will be installing two classrooms in Joconal and connecting the village with qualified teachers and tutors. The village is located 150 miles outside of Guatemala City in the Sierra Madres Mountains of Eastern Guatemala. With the existing school ending in 6th grade, the children in the village have little to no opportunity to continue their education. In the fall of 2012, LAN VWA will start ESL classes and tutoring for the first year. By January 2014, the goal is to obtain accreditation and begin private school for students 7th thru 12th grade.
The school building will be provided by the Guatemalan family owned and operated Leivas Coffee. They make amazing coffee! It’s fresh, really fresh, and it helps support hard working families in Guatemala.
We wish them the best of luck with their new solar classroom project!