BUILDING CAPACITY

Empowering communities to lead

SHAPING LEADERS

Building capacity of local indigenous people is at the heart of Ya’axché’s work. We believe in making leaders, so we take our time to train communities. Once equipped with the necessary tools and skills, they are better able to lead others and make wise decisions in the use of their natural resources.

OUR APPROACH

We continuously build capacity through engaging training sessions and workshops with local community members. These training sessions and workshops help communities develop skills in leadership, fire management, environmental management, community mapping and planning, small business development, marketing, financial management and computer use.

EMPOWERMENT

Leadership trainings are held twice a year with leaders from eight communities in the Maya Golden Landscape and have resulted in higher participation in decision making. We target leaders from local women’s groups, water boards, village councils, alcaldes, and parent teacher associations.

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Members of Maya Arts Women’s Group making Jippi-Jappa baskets. | Photo: Maximiliano Caal

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