As we settle into a new year, we would like to take a moment to reflect on all the major milestones of 2022. At Limitless Horizons Ixil, it was a year to remember, and we couldn’t be more grateful to you for playing a role in this success! We would also like to take this moment to thank all who donated to our end of year campaign, which was hugely successful. You helped us not only reach our $50,000 match, but surpass it, with the funds necessary to kick off our upcoming school year!
While we look forward to sharing our annual report later this year, we wanted to recap some of the big moments in our first year of Colegio Horizontes!
We welcomed our first class of 24 7th grade students to Colegio Horizontes in January, utilizing our library and office space for the first 6 months of the school year. We became the first in the region to have a full-day, girl focused, holistic school, combining leadership, mentorship, entrepreneurship, and community service with academics.
In July, we held the grand opening celebration for the newly constructed Colegio Horizontes facilities! We celebrated the new school alongside our students, families, staff, national and international visitors, and partners.
We completed the construction of our two school buildings and CommUnity Pavilion Sports Court, installed solar panels with the support of the Honnold Foundation, & built and planted vegetable gardens on campus to be incorporated into the science class curriculum and used in school meals.
We were the only school in Chajul to be open for daily, in-person classes throughout the 2022 school year, while most others continued to provide hybrid classes.
We held 134 hours of Expanding Horizons Preparation Classes, to prepare our incoming students for middle school, and selected our second class of 25 students who will begin 7th grade this month.
Thank you, gracias, and ta’n tiuxh from the entire Limitless Horizons Ixil team!