Laj Chimel, Guatemala

The community of Laj Chimel is a small agricultural community in the north of Uspantan, Guatemala which is often overlooked by the government. Every week, the 32 elementary students and their teachers walk to a small field an hour round trip for gym class because there is no where for the kids to play in the community. After 5 years of wanting a court, the community started clearing land for a future court because they believed the community would find a way to gather the funds to build a court.

The community members clearing the land for their future court.

We need your help! If you would like an authentic cross-cultural immersion experience in Guatemala where you will help the community of Laj Chimel build their court please CONTACT US. Courts for Kids will plan the trip to suit your group’s schedule, we take care of all of the logistics, and we lead your group for the entire trip.