At Limitless Horizons Ixil, we believe that education is the cornerstone of creating a brighter future, both for the individual and for the community. In supporting academic and personal development and cultivating literacy skills, we pave the way towards a future of limitless opportunities and broad new horizons for the Ixil community of Chajul.
Chajul is a genocide-torn indigenous Maya community where few adults can read and most families live on less than two dollars a day. Limitless Horizons Ixil is rooted in this community and has grown out of its aspirations and challenges, responding to more and more needs as we build our local leadership and organizational capacity to address them. What started as a simple scholarship program became much greater as we developed new initiatives to better serve youth and give them every opportunity to succeed. Limitless Horizons Ixil is the only organization of its kind in Chajul, focusing on this critical work that will enable the community to rebound from a scarred past and create the future it envisions.
We focus on opening educational opportunities for Chajul’s youth, the future leaders in their community. To do this, we also engage family members so that children are supported at home and families also have opportunities to learn and grow. Our programs consist of a youth development program with a supplemental artisan program, as well as Chajul’s only community library.
Most importantly, we achieve results. We see that when a child can afford to attend school, receives the academic and emotional support she needs to thrive, and has the opportunity to collaborate with educated peers, she can grow into a leader. And as a leader, she will work with other members of her community to transform it for the better, and the benefits of our work will ripple out throughout Chajul.
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