MEF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are U.S. tax-deductible.
 
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If you prefer to donate by mail, please make check payable to Maya Educational Foundation and send to:
 
Maya Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 1483
Wellfleet, MA 02667, USA 
 
Or call us at:
 
Tel. (508) 349-1330
 
The Maya Educational Foundation supports the educational and professional advancement of the Maya people and neighboring indigenous cultures in southern Mexico, Belize and Central America, and sustains programs that foster study, preservation and understanding of those cultures.

 

 
           
FOMMA 
(Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya/Strength of the Maya Woman)
Founded in 1994 by two women playwrights, this active NGO in San Cristóbal has become a strong resource for indigenous women and children. Using theater as a tool for social action in Chiapas, FOMMA’s plays explore societal ills and injustices, like alcoholism, domestic violence and abuse of power by politicians and clergy. These topics resonate strongly with the audiences, especially girls and women. 


FOMMA play "Crecí sólo con el amor de mi madre"

Since 1998, MEF has partnered with FOMMA to provide a university scholarship program, which currently serves 17 students and has graduated over 30. The students in turn give back by supporting and being involved in FOMMA programs.

FOMMA theater has traveled to indigenous communities throughout Chiapas as well as to national and international events. The women have produced a new play entitled “Buscando Nuevos Caminos” about immigration and violence towards women, and also created a radio show which aired throughout Mexico and parts of Central America. The Ford Foundation has chosen FOMMA as a model for other indigenous women’s groups in Latin America. In addition to theater, FOMMA hosts workshops on bilingual education and women’s health and domestic relations, and offers training in marketable job skills such as baking, sewing, literacy, computers and indigenous languages. 


Maya Educational Foundation • P.O. Box 1483 • Wellfleet, MA 02667, USA
Tel. (508) 349-1330 • Fax (508) 349-0252 • mef@mayaedufound.org