Junior High Schools: Pavarotti (CEP)

The "Centro Educativo Pavarotti" was built from the proceeds of a concert by the late singer Luciano Pavarotti. Almost all the students belong to the Mayan culture.

The centre is run by the foundation of Guatemalan Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu. The emphasis in the school is in promoting indigenous culture, and in promoting gender equality.

  • About 150 students attend the school
  • The school has a computer lab, library and patio
  • The school is known for it's emphasis on Mayan Culture
  • Classes start at 7:30 through to 1:00 pm
Pavarotti center

The school

A class

Luciano Pavarotti's concert

Nobel Prizewinner Rigoberta

Nobel Prizewinner Rigoberta

Mayan ceremonies

Holy area for Mayan Ceremonies

Trumpet

Home Ec: loom weaving

Trumpet

School marimba

Mayan ceremonies

Election of Mayan Princess

Trumpet

Home Ec: Cookery class

Trumpet

Stilt walking (for the fiesta)