These are some of the projects that PEG has supported over the years. In general, PEG supports projects that are Guatemalan initiated and run, and that deal specifically with literacy, critical thought, and artistic expression, usually in libraries and public schools.
A few of these projects are ongoing, where PEG provides funding each year, while some are completed, where PEG funded a one-time project.
Chacaya Pronade school, Chacaya, Atitlán (completed) — $12,000 for a retaining wall in order to begin construction on a new school for the village of Chacaya on a steep piece of property.
CEDIN school, El Tejar, Chimaltenango (ongoing) — Music program for students in the village of El Tejar. In partnership with LEAF International, PEG has paid the two music teachers’ salaries and bought instruments for the program since 2007. PEG and LEAF also brought the band to North Carolina in 2012 for a concert tour at which they performed in Western North Carolina schools, at Duke University and at the LEAF Festival.
Escuelita de Preschool David LaMotte, Tzanchaj, Atitlán (ongoing)-
Biblioteca Puerta Abierta, Santiago Atitlán (ongoing) –
Biblioteca Municipal, Tecpan (completed)
…more information coming soon…