Meeting basic needs in Guatemala

A local fundraiser aims to bring education, nutrition and more to those in need

A student works at a Guatemalen middle school last year started by local charity Aldea Maya. There is a fundraiser Sept. 11 to help fund the school.

A student works at a Guatemalen middle school last year started by local charity Aldea Maya. There is a fundraiser Sept. 11 to help fund the school.

A golf tournament that will benefit the children of Chukumuk, Guatemala is taking place at Pheasant Glen Golf Course Sept. 11.

Aldea Maya was founded by a local woman, Louise Sosa, who was formerly a teacher in the area.

The registered charity works in Guatemala year round on a number of projects including building and staffing a middle school (Chukumuk Basico) educating on gardening and nutrition, distributing water filters, building homes and much more.

The tournament at Pheasant Glen will have a shot gun start at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $60 for nine holes and dinner, or $35 for dinner only.

Contact Ivy to arrange a golf team at 250-752-1511 or buy dinner-only tickets at Our Glass in Parksville or Arbutus Emporium in Qualicum Beach.

 

—News Staff