ESCUELA KEMNA’OJ IS LOCATED IN SANTA MARIA DE JESUS
In the developed world, many of us begin attending school at the age of 3 or 4 in bright classrooms filled with colors, shapes, books and songs. In Guatemala, the situation is starkly different. Children do not begin their schooling until the age of 5, and few attend past 6th grade. Most stop their studies by 2nd grade, and many never attend at all.
High tuition rates and the cost of supplies is prohibitive for most families in the indigenous community; sadly, another generation of indigenous people is being raised without the benefit of education.
The vision of Escuela Kemna’oj is to provide education at no cost to the families we build for, and other members of the community as well. RCC helped with funds to build the school.