managed by H. Niemann (Communication)
The word Li Ch'utam translates into „to come together“ or to meet and finds its origin in the Qeqchi language, one of 24 locally spoken Mayan dialacts in Guatemala.
We strongly believe in the power of education and the good which can come from a information technology based approach. Our main focus lies in primary education and to ensure the accessibilty of information even in remote areas. Our project base in Nueva Mercedes, a quiet village in the Polochic Valley of the Department of Alta Verapaz, one of the most marginalised areas of Guatemala.
Li Ch'utam was founded 2009 out of a German- Guatemalan friendship. We inaugurated our Volunteer house in 2010 and since then Volunteers from Holland, France, the USA, Germany and Poland came down to implement new ideas and projects. Our Volunteers primarily support teachers and families with children in primary education to improve the performance of the local education system. We offer furthermore IT based afternoon classes and activities, where reading and writing as well as IT literacy is promoted.
Since 2013 we have a constant team of 3 Volunteers (and currently 4) who implement our projects and support local partners in their educational efforts.
In essence we are trying to implement the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the goals of the United Nations (UN) to combat poverty and hunger until 2015. We focus especially on 2 goals
MDG2- to ensure that every child has access to primary education
MDG3- to promote the rights of women and their role in society
Our Community Based approach will heighten the impact of development and other structural significant projects. Our goal is to foster innovation and to promote social and economical development on a sustainable base.
Die Spendengelder decken folgende Bedarfe:
- Raspberry Pis 3b + inklusive Gehäuse, Stromanschluss, SD Karten
- Überspannungsschutz und Verteiler/ USB Stromverteiler für eine optimale Ausnutzung der angeschafften Einheiten
- Netzwerkkabel und Switch