MEF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are U.S. tax-deductible.
 
DONATE BY MAIL OR PHONE:
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.

 

Projects in 
•  Mexico 
•  Belize 
Other projects
in Guatemala:
Scholarships for University Students 
•  CIRMA
Ben & Lois Paul Scholarships 
Todos Santos Scholarships 
Cajolá Scholarships 
Oxlajuj B'atz' 
Maya Traditions 
English Language Program 
Colegio Bilingüe Intercultural "Paxil"
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Livingston Scholarship Program
 
Since 2009 MEF has given scholarships in Livingston, Guatemala, to the Asociación de Amigos para el Desarrollo de Livingston "Marcos Sánchez Díaz". Their mission is to provide educational opportunities and cultural preservation activities for the Garinagu, the Q’eqchi’ and the Mopan, three indigenous minorities they see as neglected by the Guatemalan government and by other NGOs supporting Maya groups in the Livingston area.

Students, program supervisors and MEF Board member

The scholarship program was recently named Programa de Becas “Layla Castro” after fellow student Layla passed away. Her young son is now a recipient of a scholarship to help the family. 

A visit by MEF's Laura McClusky revealed the strong bond students have with the Asociacion and the program supervisors. MEF currently supports 11 scholarships in Livingston. Laura met students who will become a systems engineer, teachers, a biologist, and a lawyer.
 
 
 
Livingston is the name of a town in Izabal Department, eastern Guatemala, at the mouth of the Río Dulce at the Gulf of Honduras. Livingston is noted for its unusual mix of Garífuna, Maya and Ladino people and culture.
 

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