Guatemala: Community Center

El Paredon, Guatemala

Guatemala: Community Center

Registration Fee: 
$150

Minimum Fundraising Commitment: $2,500 including $150 non-refundable deposit

Each week needs 5 volunteers to run the trip.



El Paredón is a small rural fishing community and surfing paradise based in the Sipacate-Naranjo National Park on the Pacific coast of Guatemala. We have worked alongside community partners La Choza Chula since 2015 to build the secondary school, a computer laboratory and an organic garden for students, so this is a unique opportunity to see sustainable development in action! The current space is in desperate need of renovation, with the roof being replaced several times a year due to heavy rain. The new multi-use salon and community space will be used for meetings, outdoor education classes, graduation ceremonies and presentations as well as providing a central focal point for the school. Join us in February 2020 for the next phase of this incredible project where we continue to work towards providing access to quality education for young people in this beautiful community. 

 

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Feb 22 - Feb 29
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Project Details

Minimum Fundraising Commitment: $2,500

Location: El Paredon, Guatemala

Project: Build Pavillion-style Community Center

Community PartnerLa Choza Chula

Community and Project Description:

Located on the pacific coast of Guatemala, the community of El Paredon is a little known location with a black sand beach, palm trees, hammocks, and a great place to watch or surf the waves. It is about  2.5 hours from Guatemala City, with fishing and agriculture as its main industry.

Our community partner is the only NGO in the community forging partnerships with the local population to improve educational opportunities.

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