School Preservation Project


The Mountain School Is The Heart Of The Community

Thanks to all the amazing donors for the tremendous support you have given to the Emergency Food Project these past months. The food drops continue monthly and feed over 450 people in the communities.

Everyone is collaborating to keep the School alive until it’s time for students to return to the community. With a small amount of support, we can hold things together for the interim. Everyone is determined to make it through!

We are offering a series of virtual conversations with people at the School and in the community. Our second Charla in the Speaker Series features teachers Rony Escobar and Maria José Rojas. Join us Sunday, March 7 for a conversation.

Outdoor Classroom

Keep The School Alive

The pandemic has temporarily shut down the Mountain School, but the grounds and buildings should be maintained during this time.  The Mountain School is the heart of the community, it needs to keep beating.  Members of the communities continue to be employed to keep the buildings and grounds maintained, which provides them some financial help get through this crisis as well.

Because the only income is coming from online classes taught by Mountain School teachers, the school is running a deficit that is unsustainable. More online classes will help, but not totally satisfy the needs going forward.

La Montaña Fund has agreed to support the preservation of the school to keep the essential workers employed there, hoping to outlast this pandemic.

Rony and Maria José

Sunday Charla
With Rony & Maria José

Sunday, March 7
12:00PM (Pacific Standard Time)
Virtual Conversation with Guatemala

Many of us would love to be able to visit the Mountain School again, but since we can’t right now, we are bringing the School to you.

You can attend a special virtual Speaker Series program featuring the Mountain School’s teachers Rony Escobar and Maria José Rojas. Join us to hear about how the pandemic has changed life there and what the current situation in rural Guatemala looks like.

This charla will be given in Spanish and translated into English. The charla will be held on Zoom – we’ll email you the link after you register.

We are collecting questions to include in the conversation. If you have a question for the teachers, submit it on your registration form.

Register now to reserve your spot for this Zoom event. Everyone is welcome, regardless of ability to donate. We hope you are able to help with a suggested minimum donation of $50.