We strengthen our indigenous identity through art and the implementation of Mayan pedagogy, forming creative thoughts and respect for our mother nature. Practicing abstract lessons and fixed projects with flexibility so that children, teachers and parents have the opportunity to express their thoughts, feelings and above all talk and act under a methodology of citizen participation.
We strengthen the belief in the power of art to create new expectations about the way of life, promote cooperation, discipline, responsibility, creativity and expression of thoughts; Raising awareness of healthy relationships between women and men, raising pride in our indigenous Mayan identity.
This program allows us to reinforce appropriate and preventive Mayan medicine practices by harnessing our Mayan resources and knowledge that have survived through its centuries-old practice in our communities. In addition, it promotes a process of complementation with Western medicine that allows the agency of local actors to reduce the impact of common diseases.
Our philosophy defines "sustainability" as the ability of a community to route systems without outside support to the context, contemplates organizational dynamics as well as the use of technology knowledge or resources that can not generate the environment or context.
At the same time we understand the word "Appropriate" as the adjective that defines the proper design of systems and instruments by paying special attention to the environmental, ethical, cultural, social and economic aspects of the community to which they are addressed.
It allows to share with dignity our living culture in our indigenous communities, creating a harmonious interaction with the visitors, experiencing life forms.
We organize unique experiences for indigenous families as well as visitors, with cultural and educational activities, talks about Mayan cosmovision, weaving classes, classes in Mayan cuisine, learning about Mayan medicine, etc. With lodging, food and immediate medical service.
This allows us to create sources of work, seeking rural community development and protection of the natural and cultural resources of our indigenous communities.
Taking an experience in MAYA VIVA is part of a significant sustainable impact directly to indigenous communities.
AMA has more than 20 years of experience in coordination and logistics and safety of volunteer groups, with cultural programming, coordination of
Community projects and service learning programming.
We provide the tools and knowledge to create conditions of adaptability to political, social, economic, technological and environmental changes that allow us as indigenous women to develop us as worthy human beings. This allows us to empower ourselves to achieve our independence and self-sufficiency, in order to be agents of change, assuming important roles in decision making within our families as our communities.