Mayatan is different from other bilingual schools and NGOs in Central America. We are locally-founded, women-founded, and non-profit. We use a permanent Honduran staff and qualified volunteers from English-speaking countries to provide a well-rounded education to some 300 students from PK-12th grade.
Our work helps ensure that Honduran children from all social backgrounds aren't left behind by the rest of the world. We have been transforming bilingual education for over 20 years with the help of generous local and international supporters like you. Read some of the stories of students whose lives we've changed.
We believe that every child has the potential to succeed, and we work hard to make a quality education available to as many students as possible.
Being a private, independent school allows us to deliver bilingual education to an area of Honduras lacking in other resources. However, because we are not supported by a government or municipality, and because nearly half of the students in our rural area require financial aid, we must support or efforts through fundraising, volunteer, and charging tuition.
We depend on the generosity of our supporters to help extend the life-changing gift of education.
Needed: A Few Dedicated Sponsors
Our most pressing ongoing need is for scholarship sponsors.
With an economy based upon tourism, Copán Ruinas has been particularly hard-hit by both the worldwide recession that started in 2008 and the Honduran political crisis of 2009-2010. Just as local parents have lost their jobs or seen them cut back, many donors have become less able to contribute. For Mayatan, the consequence has been that more and more students have needed financial assistance while our ability to help them has dwindled.
We need your assistance to keep providing excellent education and opportunities to the children who need them most.
How You Can Help
Individuals, private companies, and non-governmental organizations may help Mayatan students in one of 10 different ways, ranging from spreading our story to sponsoring students.