Monday, April 03, 2006

Lago Atitlan brought to you by Melanie

Day two of three at Lago Atitlan. It is sunny and warm and lovely. This morning we visited a ceramics co op in San Antonio and a public school where 100% of the students are Mayan-Kachikel. The first year of school is bilingual Spanish-Kachikel since for almost all students, school is the place where they are first exposed to Spanish. The director of the school explained to us how difficult it is to get a proper education. The school´s maximum capacity is 270 but they have 342 students there; but he director doesnt want to turn any students away because he knows that if he doesnt accept them, those students will not go to school at all.


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