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.

 

         
Mayan Language Literacy Courses 
 
The preservation and continued use of Mayan languages in Maya communities even while advancing modern objectives is a long-standing MEF priority. To facilitate this, Sna Jtz’ibajom and FOMMA train and supervise instructors who teach reading and writing in the Chiapan Mayan languages in both San Cristóbal de Las Casas and in the surrounding rural communities. 
 
 
To date over 7,000 children and adults have taken these weekend courses and learned to read and write the languages they speak. Beyond this, teachers offer literary contests and encourage creative writing, the best examples of which have been published. Both groups also encourage the use of Mayan in mastering modern communication applications like computers and cell phones, so that Spanish does not become thede facto language of technology.

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