||One of the goals
of "Madre Tierra"
is to establish school supported reforestation projects. Population
growth, immigration, the expanding agricultural frontier, and recent
forest fires have all contributed to a grave deforestation problem
around Quetzaltenango. Recently several Protected Areas have been
established around Quetzaltenango to protect remaining forests and
works with the department of Protected Areas (Departament de Areas
Protegidas) and other conservation groups in reforestation projects
and other conservation and enviromental education projects. Student
tuition directly supports these efforts and students can volunteer
in our projects.