Posted by admin on 29 Dec 2013
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Our goal is to empower Mayan communities by asking them to purchase our low cost computers, with profits reinvested to build schools, while bringing joy into the lives of kids.
Donating computers for the education of Mayan children
After serving in the Peace Corps in Guatemala from 1967-70 I stayed in touch with friends, helping some of their children through higher education, first through the Maryknoll Fathers, then through Friends of Guatemala, and more recently through a Quaker Scholarship Program. (see Friends of Guatemala and Quaker Scholarship pages above)
On a recent trip to Guatemala I was asked by a Catholic religious order to help them obtain computers for their school in Barrillas, Huehuetenango. It seemed natural to extend this computer project to other towns where these nuns have parrochial schools. (see Computer Lab page above).
On another trip I decided to buy land near San Ildefonso Ixtahuacan, my Peace Corps town, for a park for kids and perhaps an agricultural demonstration project. (see Recreation Park page above)
In the course of sending computers to Guatemala it seemed natural to ask friends to donate medicines in their medicine cabinets to a Maryknoll hospital in Jacaltenango and to ask doctors to donate medical equipment to Quaker medical students. These medicines and medical instruments could be shipped in the boxes with the computers or taken on my visits.(see Medical Projects page above)
I can pick up or computers can be dropped off here
Donald L. Livingston
47 Nearwater Lane
Darien CT 06820
55 West 89th Street
New York NY 10024
Peace Corps Volunteer Group XI Guatemala
Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission
June 8, 2007
"What impressed me...were the photos of so many of your friends who contributed computers or other items and time. You have gotten them active and God willing, they are the backbone of a good project."
Email message commenting on our web site from Father Jack King, a good friend and a Maryknoll missionary who spent time in Soloma, Huehuetenango. He knows the towns where the computers are going and the nuns who run the schools. June 5, 2007