Students Raise Money to Build Adobe Oven for Guatemalan Nutrition Center

Nutrition Center

Students in the summer 2015 study abroad class, Human Rights in Guatemala, are raising money to build an adobe oven for the Konojel Nutrition Center in San Marcos, Guatemala.

Students in the summer 2015 Study Abroad Class Human Rights in Guatemala are currently conducting a series of bake sale fundraisers to raise money to build an adobe oven for the Konojel Nutrition Center, located in the Kaq’chikel (Mayan) community in San Marcos, Guatemala. The Konojel Nutrition Center, a non-profit organization, provides 70 lunches, five days a week, to the town’s poorest children, elders, and pregnant women. In addition, they also provide a variety of educational programs. The Project Coordinator, Andrew Raphael, is a SUNY New Paltz graduate.

Andrew Raphael

New Paltz alumnus Andrew Raphael is the project coordinator of the center.

The first bake sale will be at the Mexico Solidarity Network talk on the role of corn in the political violence in Mexico on Tuesday, February 24th at 5:00 in LC 108. Bake sales will be held every Tuesday night at 5:00 during the Spanish Club’s Movie Night. Please come by to purchase some homemade goodies and help support our students’ project as well as the work of the Konojel Nutrition Center.

If you would like to make a donation please contact Anne R. Roschelle ( or Luz Porras (Languages, Literatures, and Cultures –

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