Tejiendo Futuros ONG (Weaving Futures NGO) was founded in 2018 in the municipality of Panajachel, Guatemala.
It began in response to the deep needs of the local community. These challenges emerged because of structural violence, and the state having abandoned its people. This results in a lack of access to healthcare, education, decent housing, work and social inclusion. Panajachel is also a tourist destination, and this causes precarious work conditions for much of the population.
Tejiendo Futuros seeks to overcome these challenges and meet local needs by developing a comprehensive work model focused on four priority issues: holistic education, agroecology, psychosocial care, and health.
Its holistic school, ‘The Tree of Childhood’, provides free education and food to children and adolescents to promote optimal learning conditions.
Mothers and fathers receive psychosocial care through the ‘Strengthened Families’ programme. They work to eliminate negative behaviour patterns through workshops on self-esteem, new masculinities, responsible maternity/paternity and self-care.
The ‘Healthy Mind, Healthy Body’ program constantly monitors the physical and mental state of their members and provides quality care to ensure their good health.
The agroecological program, ‘KaUlew’ (Our Land in Cakchikel) promotes healthy lifestyles, responsible consumption, environmental awareness, entrepreneurship, and the rescue of ancestral productive practices.