Paso Por Paso: Canada-Maya Scholarships

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Canada-Maya Scholarship Fund

This Fund will assist needy Maya students to complete college or university studies with grants or bursaries on a case-by-case basis. Students will have ‘leadership abilities’, will assist the objectives of the Fund, and will be expected to provide service to their home communities upon completion of their studies.

It is a new project of Orillia-based Paso Por Paso in Panajachel, Guatemala.

Paso Por Paso is a small charity (based in Orillia, Ontario, Canada) dedicated to helping Mayan people in the Panajachel-Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala. PASO assists the Tierra Linda village school, sponsors children in various area schools, provides micro loans to Tierra Linda women, and generally focuses its interest on education. PASO cooperates with Mayan Families charity, with Canadian groups doing similar work, and with many residents of Panajachel.

PASO is a registered Canadian charity founded by eight retired teachers from Orillia, Ontario.

CONTACTS: David Rapson, Treasurer, 4223 Line 12 N, RR2 Coldwater, ON, Canada, L0K1E0 (drapson@encode.com); Fayne & Catherine Bullen, 40 Dalton Cres. S., Orillia, ON; MaryLou Amos,RR2 Coldwater,ON

DONATIONS: PASO issues Canadian tax credit receipts for donations over $20.

email: pasoporpasorillia@gmail.com

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