Oct
09
2016

Project Ix-canaan: Supporting Health, Education and Opportunity

Friends of Ix-canaan,
THE CAMPESINOS OF THE GUATEMALAN RAINFOREST NEED YOUR HELP!!

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Through the support of volunteers and donators, Project Ix-canaan has worked for over 20 years to support Health, Education and Opportunity for the people of the Guatemalan rainforest.

With your help, Project Ix-canaan offers the services of

  • a free Medical Clinic,
  • a Library with an After-School Program,
  • a Computer Centre with a Homework Program,
  • a Dental Clinic that has a monthly outreach program in local schools,
  • a Scholarship Program that is providing schooling for 26 students,
  • and 5 Women’s groups, based on gardening and self-development.

And all of this is accomplished on only $600 per month!!

PLEASE HELP US TO MEET OUR GOAL

of $6,600 for the next year of operational expenses for Project Ix-canaan

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You will receive a tax receipt for all donations … Canadian or American. All amounts are greatly appreciated. And it is fast and easy.

Just click on this link: http://globeaware.org/contact/payment

and fill out the form. Under “donations to sponsor” click “YES” and write “Guatemala Ix-canaan” in the next line.

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THANK YOU!!

So much can be done for so little. Apart from the 7% processing fee, all funds go directly to the costs of maintaining the programs of Project Ix-canaan.

See our website blog at www.ixcanaan.com and on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/proyectoixcanaan/.

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As you will see from the photos below, your donation will go to support patients, babies, elementary school children, high school students, women, women’s groups and the community in general!
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Claudia is our new librarian. Apart from managing the loaning of books to the young readers, she has developed an excellent After-School Program for the Elementary School Children and she organizes and manages the classes in English and French for the Scholarship students.
Claudia in Library
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The Ix-canaan Women’s Group continues with their catering for all the volunteer groups who come to the village. They have a rotating schedule so each of the group of 30 women have a chance to be involved in the cooking. The Ix-canaan Women’s Group also specializes in Square Foot Gardening. They have been together and developing as a group for over 12 years.
Women's Group
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These children won medals in the youngest category in our recent Ix-canaan Olympics in the After-School Program!!
Over 60 children came for three days last week to participate.
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Another successful Well-Baby Clinic was held this month. Through these clinics we are identifying the families that need more nutritional support through our Nutrition Program. In this program, the participating families are given some palm tree seedlings and some chaya cuttings and taught how to grow them and use the coconut (water, milk and meat) and the leaves of the chaya plant in their family’s diet.
Well-Baby Clinic
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As Director of the Ix-canaan Dental Clinic, Alex has taken a Dental Outreach Program into all the Elementary and Junior High Schools of the area. Not only do they receive talks and see videos about proper dental care, but each child now keeps a toothbrush at the school for after-meal cleanings.
Tooth Brushing at School
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Ix-canaan Scholarship Students gather for afternoon English classes in the Ix-canaan Library. English is part of the school curriculum here and is important in finding work in a tourist economy, so the students are very happy to have an opportunity to learn how to pronounce the words properly and practice short English conversations with each other.
There are now 26 students receiving scholarships through Project Ix-canaan.
English Class
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The women of Brisas del Itza Women’s Group are growing, packaging and selling MORINGA (leaf of a small tree) as part of the Nutriton Program here in the village, as well as a source of income. Here they have made bollitos (corn maza with moringa) and a healthy refreshing drink of moringa with lemon.
Moringa
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The clinic under Marvin’s management is busy throughout the day with sick children, diabetics patients and accident victims. Marvin has the best reputation in the area for doing stitches! Thanks to the financial support of 3 Canadian Nurses, he is now attending university and studying to be a Nurse.
Marvin
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After 12 years, the Gardening Program under the guidance of Rose (right) is incredibly popular and the villagers are excited to get seeds and learn how to build a square foot garden and grow their own vegetables.
Gardening
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It has been a four year process but thanks to the diligence of two volunteers who have been working with Project Ix-canaan, the Herbal Remedies book of Doña Maria is finally printed and ready for sale, thus creating a small business opportunity for her and her family here in the village.
Maria w/ book

PLEASE HELP US TO MEET OUR GOAL

of $6,600 for the next year of operational expenses for the project.

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You will receive a tax receipt for all donations … Canadian or American. All amounts are greatly appreciated. And it is fast and easy.

Just click on this link: http://globeaware.org/contact/payment

and fill out the form. Under “donations to sponsor” click “YES” and write “Guatemala Ix-canaan” in the next line.

You can also send a cheque to Globe Aware with your email address and note that it is for “Guatemala Ix-canaan”. (include your email address)
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THANK YOU!!

So much can be done for so little. Apart from the 7% processing fee, all funds go directly to the costs of maintaining the programs of Project Ix-canaan.

See our website blog at www.ixcanaan.com and on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/proyectoixcanaan/.

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