Service Learning

La Pinada is a small impoverished community in Santa Lucia Milpas Altas. Thanks to a community leader, Hilmar, la Pinada now has a Community Center where children receive after school education and support. These children are at special risk in an area where poverty is widespread and some children work to help their families. One of the purposes of this Community Center is to break the cycle of poverty by helping these children stay focused in school and have a chance for a better future.

What are we going to do?

Most children do not know where other areas of Guatemala are located. Much less where are other countries in the world. So the purpose of this project is to paint a large size world map for the Community Center. We hope that this map can be used for many years to come. The community Center is in the last stages of being expanded so many students will benefit from learning from a large and colorful world map.

How are we going to do it?

All the supplies will be provided to paint this mural. We will be following a grid system. First we will draw the map and then we will paint it with different colors. We will divide the group in to continents so each one of us gets to be an active part of this project.

Location Information

La Pinada ( a place with many pine trees) is located in Santa MarĂ­a Milpas Altas, a small town about seven minutes from Antigua Guatemala.

Service Learning Video

Academic Experiences Abroad brings you a Guatemala Service Learning video.