Thursday, October 21, 2010

Long Way Home

A friend of mine posted about his friend who is helping out in Guatemala, so I donated to the project and am promoting the idea.

Here's a video

Mateo Paneitz went to Comalapa, Guatemala, in 2003 as a Peace Corps volunteer. Peneitz's desire to help this impoverished, predominantly Mayan community didn't end with his tour though. He sold his car in the USA to raise funds to found the non-profit Long Way Home to create better employment and education opportunities in Comalapa. A popular park has already been created, but the goal now is to create a mixed academic and vocational school.

The construction of the school is part of the solution - it.s built from recycled waste such as car tyres and bottles. With mountains of waste available for re-use, the project is already providing training and employment.


Please vote for the project here (for free) to help him win $20,000 for the project.
And you can donate directly to them here.

1 comment:

James Williamz said...

Hi

Great information in this posta dn I think I think the popular park has already been created, but the goal now is to create a mixed academic and vocational school.

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