Maya First works to provide the Maya children with better educational opportunities, empowering them (and their families) with the necessary skills to prosper while taking a lead role in the preservation of their environment and their own strong, wondrous culture.
We believe that the future of the modern day Mayan people is in their children. Education is the key to helping the children to a better life. A proper, well-rounded education, stressing the fundamentals of mathematics, reading and writing skills, basic science and history will prepare the Mayan children for the challenges of life in the 21st century. We also believe that a good education will make them better citizens, granting them access to better jobs, greater prosperity and a better life. We want to encourage them to embrace the history of their culture and to find ways to express their knowledge of their own cultural heritage. We also realize that education isn’t just about learning, or acquiring skills or about history, but also how to protect their environment, which will help preserve their future.