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Pop Atz'iaq Education Programs

Education Program

This program promotes an alternative vision of education among the population, valuing traditional learning rooted in Mayan identity, culture and cosmovision. The students are, therefore, enabled to continue on to higher levels of academic study, which will ultimately serve as a means for improving the economic conditions of the Mayan people, and as members of the majority population, raise awareness of human rights.

Pop Atz’iaq offers these supports for students:

• Loans for studies at the ´diversificado´ or community college level for students with limited economic resources.
• Scholarships for studies at the ´basico´ or junior high and high school level for students with limited economic resources.
• Resources and courses to promote reading and writing of K´iche in communities of the linguistic region.




ICO Initiatives

September 17, 2014
ICO’s Instruments4Africa provides opportunities to underprivileged children in Mali, one of Africa's poorest countries, to get an education and reach their potential. Building on Mali’s rich artistic culture, children receive performing arts training, and are part of a performing arts troupe guided by professional dance and music teachers.