Tours Are Welcome

welcome sign to cafe tatin at Ak' Tenamit school tours welcome livingston guatemala tourist attraction

Please stop by for lunch as well as a tour of the Ak' Tenamit school. Find out more about our program at Ak' Tenamit.

 

 

Contact the Guatemalan

Tomorrow Fund


The Guatemalan Tomorrow Fund Inc. is the nonprofit (501c3) fundraising arm of Ak' Tenamit. We coordinate all Rotary donations and work team visits to Ak' Tenamit. We transfer earmarked funds to Ak' Tenamit and provide required reports, photos, receipts, etc.

Contact: Mary Ellen Aumack, Executive Director
P.O. Box 3636, Tequesta, FL 33469
email: guatfund@prodigy.net
Tel: 561-747-9790
Fax: 561-747-0901
website: www.guatfund.org

Cafe Tatin - Sustainable Tourism School
Tours Welcome on Rio Dulce - Livingston, Guatemala

Girls education at Ak' Tenemit is important - Girls at school, equality in educationAk’ Tenamit is an indigenous community development organization that promotes long-term solutions to poverty through education, health, income generation and cultural programs run by and for the Q’eqchi Maya supported by the Guatemalan Tomorrow Fund, a US based non-profit (501 C-3) that raises funds for Ak’ Tenamit.

Promoting Cultural Pride
Maya Culture mural maintianed at Ak' Tenamit Sustainable tourism school GutamalaAt Ak' Tenamit, we don’t believe that improving conditions in indigenous communities and educating young people should draw them away from their culture. In fact, Ak’ Tenamit’s work in the Río Dulce region has resulted in a local cultural renaissance, with more young people learning traditional music, dance and religious ceremonies. Ak’ Tenamit bases all of its work in traditional Q’eqchi Maya culture, combining the use of medicinal plants with western medicine, participating in community ceremonies on important dates of the Maya calendar, and appealing to the balance between the sexes and between human beings and nature that are part of the Maya cosmovision.

Ak' Tenamit Sustainable Tourism School Livingston GuatamalaQ’eqchi Maya culture plays an important role in the curriculum at the Fr. Tom Moran Education Center, which offers a bilingual – Spanish and Q’eqchi – education that is complemented by English classes, and employs a Maya priest full-time to provide students with training in their culture and religion, and lead traditional ceremonies. Students learn to play traditional marimba music and dance pre-Columbian folk dances, which they perform in full costume at campus celebrations and events around the country. The result is a new generation of indigenous youth who are well educated, computer literate, and trained in practical skills, but who are equally knowledgeable about and proud of their culture, which they are committed to preserving.


buga mama restaurante ak tenamit students training as cooksAll proceeds from food and gifts purchased at Buga Mama are used to support the 500 students at Ak’ Tenamit to work toward a better life through education.

While boating past on the Rio Dulce in Livingston, Guatemala, don't forget to stop by and shop at our gift shop as well as enjoy our refreshing Lemonade. You won't be sorry that you stopped to help support these students.

Enjoy a fabulous meal and purchase Authentic Mayan Handicrafts & Support Ak’ Tenamit's Sustainable Tourism School!


Hours: 10am - 6pm daily

On Rio Dulce - Livingston, Guatemala

info@cafetatin.org