Make Education More Accessible


Li Ch’utam’s vision is to promote sustainable development while improving possibilities and conditions for local inhabitants through innovative and cutting-edge initiatives at the community level.



Make A Difference

Help us by donating

Individual contributions make a huge difference for Li Ch’utam by improving our capacity to achieve our organizational goals. We offer complete transparency to our donors and are happy to answer your questions via email. General donations are used to maintain our IT Center and Volunteer Housing, purchase supplies for extra-curricular activities, end of year school trips, and other operational costs. Li Ch’utam and the residents of the Polochic Valley appreciate your support and welcome any contribution you can make, from one time to recurring contributions. Click above to make a donation now!

Sponsor a Child

Secondary education (starting at 13 years old) is not publically funded in Guatemala and therefore costs must be covered by families. Most of the families in the Polochic Valley are very poor so our scholarships cover tuition, transportation, supplies, and other school fees. All scholarship recipients also benefit from Li Ch’utam’s other educational resources including our IT Center, tutoring, and library resources. For as little as 240 Euro a year, you can ensure a child has the financial resources to continue his/her education. Click above to make a donation now!

Become Part of the Team

Li Ch’utam is constantly looking for energetic individuals to join our team, either in Guatemala or remotely from Europe. We try to have a group of five volunteers stationed in the village in the Polochic Valley year-round so are always accepting applications. We also have a team of volunteers who support the organization remotely from across Europe, assisting with fundraising, financial management, recruitment, communication, etc. If you cannot commit to working in Guatemala but still want to become more involved with Li Ch’utam- we would love to hear what skills you can bring to the team! Click above for more information!


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2 weeks ago

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Some examples around the world. ♻️ plastic!RRR
Reduce, Reuse,Recycle
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1 month ago

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⁣🌳Our first eco-bric project is nearly complete! Over months and months, the students have collected plastic waste from the village and converted it into bricks.🌳⠀
Each brick is made from a plastic bottle stuffed full with plastic waste. With no local waste collection service, these bricks are a creative way to prevent contamination.⠀

🌿🌿 In this bench alone, we have saved approximately 40kg of plastic from polluting the local area!! 🌿🌿⠀

People around the world have been building all kinds of amazing things with these bricks. Keep your eyes peeled for our next construction... 👀👀😏⠀
If you would like advice about how to start your own eco-bric project please get in touch! ⠀

#ecobrick #ecoladrillos #guatemala #lichutam #plasticrecycling

⠀ @ Alta Verapaz Department
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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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Last week we listened to the story of ‘Swimmy’ - a small black fish in the ocean. He really likes to play with his friends, a group of small red fishes. But one day a big fish came and ate all of the them - except Swimmy.⠀

After this he left his home and swam through the big sea. On his way he discovered a lot of beautiful animals which he never had seen before. And finally he met a group of small red fishes again. They became friends and Swimmy suggested to swim to other places in the sea to get to know all the incredible creatures.⠀

But the other fishes were too afraid of the big fishes out there. Swimmy was really sad about this and wanted to find a solution. ⠀

Finally he had the idea of building a big fish out of lots of small ones. Now they could swim through the whole ocean without fear of the big fishes.⠀

What can we learn from this story? ⠀
Together we are strong(er). We can achieve everything, solve problems, find solutions and not being afraid. It’s so important that we can rely on family, friends, the community and so on. ⠀

To underline the importance of cohesion, the students draw a their own small fishes with their names and we formed a big one at the end!

#education #storytime #togetherwecan #childrensbooks
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2 months ago

Li Ch'utam Guatemala

Yesterday’s work with the students. Building ‘futbolíns’. ⠀
First the boxes were measured to calculate how big the goal will be and at which distance the players are standing.⠀
After that, the goals were cut out and the players and the pitch were painted. ⠀

And ready! ⠀

#football #art #building #education #children
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