ANNOUNCING KAB’LAJUJ EY

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Wuqu’ Kawoq will host its first ever Kaqchikel field school at our headquarters in Pa K’in this summer: June 7–June 18. It is called Kab’lajuj Ey, named after the day on the 260-day Mayan calendar on which the first day of the 2010 course will fall. We have been busy recruiting native Kaqchikel teachers and inviting students, and we are so excited to see it all coming together.

This intensive immersion course will be very small, a half a dozen students and a half a dozen teachers, so that students can benefit from 8 hours per day of small-group lessons and one-on-one attention from our amazing teaching staff.

The coursework will be tailored to meet the needs of the doctors, interns, students, and other staff who regularly partner with Wuqu’ Kawoq. (While Kab’lajuj Ey is hosted by Wuqu’ Kawoq, the course is self-supported. The student fees cover all of the teachers’ salaries and other expenses.) Our goal is to provide structured opportunities like this every year for our our collaborators, in keeping with WK’s stated values of supporting first-language health services to Mayan communities.

If you have any questions about this course, please contact the director, Emily Tummons: emily@wuqukawoq.org.