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Guatemala or Bust!: Building Change for these Students

The current classroom in Caserío Sector Los Castro

Next week Team Dayā heads to Guatemala and the community of Caserío Sector Los Castro to build our third school. Please consider a donation – we cannot do this without the help of our many supporters.

Caserío Sector Los Castro is an agricultural community of 700 people within the municipality of San Pedro Jocopilas in the larger department of El Quiché. You can see the area, northwest of the capital Guatemala City, on this map. The primary crops in the area are black beans and corn.

Similar to what we found in Senegal last March, this community built a basic school building two years ago with boards, sheet metal and an earth floor. The single teacher teaches 34 students (19 boys and 15 girls) in grades 1st through 6th. The new school will offer increased capacity for students and there are already plans for a second teacher.

We welcome your donations for our Guatemala school build. You can donate to Team Dayā overall or to any of these three members traveling to Guatemala :

  • Donate to Team Dayā overall.
  • Donate to Jordan “Gone Fishing” Mitchell. Jordan is a founding partner of Team Dayā and a longtime ad tech executive. He has worked at the IAB Tech Lab, Rubicon Project and was the founder of Others Online. He can often be found fly fishing across the American West.
  • Donate to Michael “The Bricklayer” Benedek. Michael is the president and CEO of leading independent data marketplace Datonics, with over 25 years in the Internet, financial services and healthcare fields based out of New York and in Tel Aviv.
  • Donate to Jay “The Instigator” Sears. Jay is the founder of Team Dayā and a longtime ad tech executive. He works at Tentrr and has run the local media news site MyRye.com since 2006. He has worked at Mastercard, Rubicon Project, Pulsepoint, ContextWeb, EDGAR Online and Wolff New Media.

We will be telling you more about the Guatemala school build in future updates.