Limitless Horizons Ixil, Inc.
Rating: 4.89 stars 28 reviews
Issues: Children & Youth, Education, Economic Development, Microfinance
Location: 2 Weld St. Boston CA 02131 USA
Target demographics: indigenous youth, women, and families
Direct beneficiaries per year: 58 Ixil Maya youth to continue their education and participate in youth development activities, as well as nearly 1,600 registered library members.
Geographic areas served: Chajul, Quiché, Guatemala
Programs: a Youth Development Program incorporating a wide array of personal and academic support services, and the first and only public library in Chajul.
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I first learned about the work of Limitless Horizons Ixil in 2009, and have been continuously impressed by their dedication and work in Chajul, Guatemala. The context in which they work is an extremely difficult one, with numerous social, political, economic and historic factors creating barriers for local youth. However, LHI has found an extremely efficient way of turning difficulties into opportunities, thus supporting local youth with the necessary tools to move forward in their education and become inspirational leaders on many levels an in a variety of contexts. LHI employs a multifaceted approach to education that is both culturally relevant and motivational for local youth. During the past two years I have followed their progress, and, as I mentioned, I am constantly impressed by their progress and work in the area of education. From creating a community library to actively seeking support for local students, LHI is creating change in a major way while opening doors of opportunity for the community that they serve.
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I have watched them grow and evolve during the past two years.
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I wouldn't make any changes. I think that LHI is on the right path and continuous to practice cultural respect and sensitivity. Their education programs are based on local cultural needs, and participants are involved in every aspect of the programs that affect them.