ICDO Scholarship Program

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.

- Kofi Annan

ICDO is very proud on eight (8) “Following the Maya Voice” project participants from Universidad Intercultural Maya de Quintana Roo (UIMQROO) in Quintana Roo, Mexico for being selected and received scholarship to attend one term in Lethbridge University in Alberta Canada from January 4th to April 20th, 2022 as part of “Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP)”.

This is a great opportunity for young indigenous Maya students to expand and implement their knowledge, to immerse in new cultures, to grow both profesionaly and personally and most importantly to enrich their families and community with new experiences.

ELAP scholarship will secure their stay and university costs BUT it is available only once the students arrive to the university in Canada.

Unfortunately they do not have financial resources to travel to location nor they have ever travelled outside their community, therefore they contacted us to support them to reach the dream they worked so hard to achieve.

 

WHAT IS NEEDED?

WHAT CAN WE DO?

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

 

CHALLENGES

Indigenous Maya communities in Mexico, who live in the most biodiverse regions of the world, are discriminated against, misrepresented and have limited access to education. As a result, their languages and cultural traditions as well as their knowledge on nature preservation are threatened with extinction.

WHAT IS NEEDED

We need to support each student to cover the following expenses:

  • Return Airfare (2nd of January to 21st of April 2022) from Cancun, Mexico to Alberta, Canada – EUR 900
  • Travel expenses to and from airports – EUR 190
  • Study Permit – EUR 100
  • Biometrics – EUR 60

Total Expense per Student – EUR 1,250

Eight (8) students total expense – EUR 10,000

WHAT CAN WE DO

Funds Raised

28%

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT

  • Name: Angel Benito Balam Chi
  • Community: El Naranjal in Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • Name: Gabriela Guadalupe Marquez Carrillo
  • Community: Jose Maria Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • Name: Carlos Alberto Poot Alvarez
  • Community: Dziuche, Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • Name: Natividad Ballado Poot
  • Community: Tihosuco, Quintana Roo
  • Name: Rodrigo Melendez Gomez
  • Community: Jose Maria Morelos, Quintan Roo, Mexico
  • Name: Emily Nicole Tuyub
  • Community: Jose Maria Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • Name: Ismael Eliezer Tun Canul
  • Community: Xhazil Norte, Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • Name: Ernesto Alonzo Pat Cohuo
  • Community: Xpichil, Quintana Roo, Mexico