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Other ways to help

While Mayatan's most pressing need is for scholarships and sponsors, there are a number of other ways that you can support our efforts to deliver quality education to the children of Copán Ruinas:

 

Back on Campus Project

In 2019 the world was shocked by the news of a global pandemic. As COVID-19 started to spread, Mayatan Bilingual School closed its campus in March 2020. It was a tough situation for everyone, but with the help of the administration, teachers, parents, and students we finish the school year via Zoom. It was definitely harder for our students from rural communities since a lot of them don’t have access to computers or wifi. A lot of them received classes on their phones or came to the school every week to receive and return study packages. 

 

In September 2020 we started the new school year with the platforms Google classroom and Alma. Everyone did their best, but the quality of online education was not the same. 

 

During the summer of 2021, Mayatan Bilingual School started the application process to return to campus and start in-person classes and be part of the government's pilot program. 

This hybrid model would let half of the students be in the classroom, and the other half would be receiving classes online. But we were missing a very important part, the audiovisual equipment that would allow us to teach students at home and in school simultaneously. 

 

The school knew the importance of students receiving in-person classes, so with the help of The parent-teacher association and the Mayatan Foundation, the investment was made. 

 

Back on Campus Project included each of the following for our 24 classrooms:

  • TVs for each classroom 

  • Cameras

  • Headsets 

  • HDMI cables 

  • Extension cables 

  • TV stands

  • Wi-Fi 

  • Signs 

Additionally, the school was asked to:

  • Remodel of the school’s nursery into a clinic (mandatory by the Honduran Government) 

  • Obtain a generator big enough to ensure that the school will always have power.

  • Plus all the biosafety requirements by the health administration and the Honduran Government. 

It has been one of the biggest investments made by the Mayatan Foundation, but it was undoubtedly necessary.

 

Every donation is of great help. Thank you for thinking about us!  

 

Roof
Replacement
Project

The roof replacement project was presented in 2019 for it to be done during the 2020-2021 school year.

Due to the pandemic, the funds that were destined for this project ended up covering a different necessity. 

As we started the 2021-2022 school year and students started coming back to the school's campus we had to start the roof replacement. 

Luckily we were able to start with the most damaged parts of the elementary building. We are still missing the pre-school building, the second part of the elementary building, and the middle school building.

Every donation is of great help. Thank you for thinking about us!