It’s a big year for PEG, including taking on the biggest building project we have tackled yet. It may be a bigger year for Tzanchaj, though, where the Escuela David LaMotte (no, I had nothing to do with choosing the name, but I’m honored!) will be building a new school building this year. Through a strong partnership between PEG, Rotary International, and Rotarians in North Carolina, and Guatemala, we are getting close to having the necessary money raised.
Last year, PEG supporters contributed the money to buy the land for the new school, and now we are very close to beginning construction, which should happen this summer. The Guatemalan school year runs from January to October, and we expect to start 2020 in the new building.
Here’s a little video I shot a couple of months ago, introducing you to the site where the school will soon be built.
The new school will have three classrooms, and will be clean, safe, and strong enough to serve several generations. Architects recently sent the new designs, which include this architectural layout, and this mock up drawing:
Thanks for your continued excitement and encouragement. PEG Partners is turning fifteen this year, and it is fun to celebrate what’s happening. If you would like to support this work financially, you can do that here, and we are eternally grateful! If you would like to come with us to Guatemala and check it out for yourself, come with us! If you just want to stay in touch, please sign up for our occasional newsletter (we promise not to junk up your inbox, or to share your contact information with anyone).
I’ll be back in Guatemala in June, and I’m looking forward to posting another update. Thanks for checking in.