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The Mayan Scholarship Program
In 2002, the Program shipped 55 computer systems and 10 printers to Guatemala. With the logistical help of its Guatemalan partner non-profit groups the Asociacion de Investigacion, Desarrollo y Educacion Integral (IDEI) and the Programa de Becas Mayas, and with funding from the New England Biolabs Foundation, a total of three community computer centers and an academic computer center were created or supported in the areas of Quetzaltenango, Chimaltenango, and Guatemala City. All four centers support the education of disadvantaged indigenous Mayan students and leaders.

Cajola Computer Center

Llanos del Pinal Computer Center

In 2005, we shipped another 130 computer systems to these partner organizations, and to Sexto Sol, a partner in Chiapas, Mexico that supports small farmers and promotes sustainable agricultural practices. In 2006, the First Byte Program will send another 150 computers to IDEI and the PBM as well as to two new partners.

In Guatemala our new partner is called the Asociacion para el Desarrollo Integral de las Victimas de la Violencia en las Verapaces, Maya Achi (ADIVIMA). This organization protects the rights and seeks justice for victims of massacres and human rights abuses in and around Rabinal, Baja Verapaz, Guatemala. It also sponsors educational projects in the area which we will support with computers.

ADIVIMA Officers

This picture shows Carlos Chen Osorio and Pedrina Burrero Lopez, officers of ADIVIMA, in the organization’s office, Rabinal, Baja Verapaz, Guatemala.

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