Community in Chiapas
There is an exciting quality of community spirit that emerges when people collaborate with Arteria Chiapas. The enthusiastic and spontaneous intentionality of community participation fuels our motivation to keep working on this project!
Healthy communities are sensitized to share values that are reinvested into the community; the essence of sustainability. Therefore, Arteria primarily uses recycled materials for its classes and workshops. We inspire youth to think about product lifecycles and landfills, to create new products out of used materials, and to be conscious and skeptical about society’s relationship to ‘waste’.
The philosophical center of Arteria’s work is critical observation and sensitization toward value-based, individual and community responsibility that honors collaboration, sharing and friendship. The practical application of our work is gentle inspiration toward creative and thoughtful approaches to many of today’s critical issues.
Our programs focus on local women and children because they are the most likely to be marginalized through poverty, and are the most impacted though access to education and economic opportunities.
Educational and work experience are keys to genuine empowerment of women and children, which lead to lasting, generational transformations from within the community.
Donate to Arteria and support our mission to steward and enrich our community in the highlands of Chiapas through meaningful access to education and work experience.
Your tax-deductible donations are used to help pay teachers, maintain the space, and ensure that we can continue making an enormous difference in people’s lives.