Nestled in the mountains of north-central Guatemala is a struggling Maya village known as Las Victorias. The families there have long dreamed of a new primary school to help lift their children and future generations out of poverty.
The Central Ohio Professional Chapter of Engineers Without Borders USA has partnered with Las Victorias, providing engineering support, construction guidance, and fundraising assistance.
The community recently celebrated completion of the basic three-room classroom structure. Future phases of the project include a kitchen, water catchment system, restrooms, and a dining area.
You can help the families of Las Victorias make their vision a reality and engineer smiles like those on the children shown here.
We invite you to partner with us—as a supporter or as a member of our chapter—as we partner with the community of Las Victorias.
Please browse our website to learn more about the school for Las Victorias and some of our past projects.
Current phase of the project:
design, construct and equip a new school kitchen, replacing this cramped, smoky shed. Click to follow progress!
Imagine what you can build ...