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.

 

         
Maya Traditions - Fundación Tradiciones Mayas 
 
Maya Traditions is a fair-trade, non-profit organization which has been working with Maya women’s weaving groups since 1997. Maya Traditions offers programs to help weavers with the design and production of craft goods for sale, and programs in health, in particular, the production and use of traditional medicinal herbs for healing and for sale. Maya Traditions, responding to the needs expressed by the women they serve, began a program of scholarships for their children to attend school.


Community service workshop

Since 2007 the Maya Educational Foundation has given support to Maya Traditions’ scholarship program for the children of the Maya women weavers they work with. MEF currently helps support 113 students, at all levels, in the Maya Traditions programs. 

The program is well coordinated and student progress is closely monitored.  The students participate in community service projects as a way of giving back. After attending a workshop, usually delivered by an outside group, the students repeat what they have learned in classes and sessions in their home communities. Recent topics have included living in a more environmentally responsible way, sexual health and birth control, indigenous identity, and discrimination against Mayas.
 
As the number of students wanting to attend high school and university is increasing, MEF has taken on a larger role in funding these scholarships. We want to help make it possible for any student in this program to continue to the highest level of her or his capacity. It has been shown over and over that each additional year of schooling has a direct economic benefit to the students’ families and communities. Your generosity makes it possible for these students to continue their education. Thank you!

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