that indigenous children face is the growing agricultural demand for natural resources, this means they head to the farms instead of school. these practices lead to further deforestation and force our already marginalized communities deeper into poverty and literacy is not only below average in latin america, it is far lower. through enabling community-based educational initiatives we believe that we can help to change this destructive cycle and generate positive social change while protecting our identity and the planet. in order to accomplish our mission we wish to work integrally, from the bottom up, in four fundamental areas: education, health, the generation of sustainable income, and advocacy
The LRKH project focuses on building educational facilities for the indigenous young and provides learning concepts, revival of indigenous roots, gaining understanding and developing life skills for a lifestyle aligned with saving our traditional knowledge of self and the planet earth.
amidst the dominator culture of epistemology, the obligation that arises from this struggle is the revival of who we really are. to see the world in view of the Great Ones, with a singularity. in 2008, our founder’s dream was to build an educational platform that focused on reviving the archaic manuscripts of our culture and our own history. Opposition came from the immediate Chuj speaking population, prominently Protestant. our key concept is Rooted in “yol’yib in quinal” that translates to We are all one under the sun. We focus on the history of Meso-America before 1697 (the conquest of the last independent Maya city-state) a year later, construction began in the valley of San Sebastian Coatan, on a private 2 acres of land, the main building was inaugurated in less than 6 months. through funds from El Lyrikah, the independent private school produced an outdoor amphitheater, school offices, library, lunch pavilion. a sports court in 2010 and art and music centers were added in 2012. we are currently working on science and computer labs.
students have been encouraged to realize their highest potential as lifelong learners, artists, athletes, and leaders of the future.