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Building Sustainable Schools

Breaking the cycle of poverty through democratic education, employment and environmental stewardship. *If registering for Rubbish to Runway, please select $25 and under "Apply my donation to", choose "Rubbish to Runway Registration".*

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Our book now available!
"A Guide to Green Building"
- by Long Way Home -

We Are Grateful for Your Support!

All funds raised are used to support the construction and administration of our pilot greenbuilding campus, the Centro Educativo Técnico Chixot, in San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala. At our school we offer modern science based education to 150 students in grades to K-11 in 2019. We give employment to 35 local employees in our construction crew and school staff. Due to the lack of a formal waste management system in Comalapa trash is either burned or thrown into a ravine that pollutes a major watershed. To date, we have used over 440 tons of waste that has been repurposed into the construction of 12 classrooms for our students, a welcome center, a four-stall composting latrine, terraced gardens, a computer lab/library and several thousand feet of tire retaining walls. All buildings have rainwater harvesting capacity to fill up a 42,500-gallon cistern.

Gifts of all sizes make an enormous impact. We pledge to keep administrative costs low so that more of your money goes directly into education, construction materials and local employees' salaries. Thank you for your confidence. With your help we are empowering our community to be the architects of their own future!

Our students at the Centro Educativo Técnico Chixot will form a new generation of entrepreneurs who will be uniquely equipped to lead their communities with innovative solutions for their future.

We are grateful for your support! Thank you!

For paying volunteer and intern program fee please click here!

If you prefer to send a check, please make it payable to Long Way Home and send to:

Long Way Home c/o Matt Paneitz
508 Mountain Prospect Ln
Culpeper, Va 22701

Thank you, Gracias y Matiox
~The Long Way Home Community