Jun Toj is located in the mountain village of Rabinal, several hours from Guatemala City. FBTB supports this bi-cultural elementary school by supplying children's books, both in Spanish and Achi, that area's native language. Initially the teachers separated these books by grade level so each classroom could have its own "reading corner". Their most recent development is a dedicated library, furnished with tables, chairs and bookshelves.
FBTB's goals harmonize well with our Austrian partners from the Austrian Guatemalan Institute, whose mission is to promote bi-cultural literacy. In conjunction with literacy, acquiring centuries-old Mayan skills, such as weaving and farming, are important goals for Jun Toj's young students. Now equipped with a radio station, students broadcast important information to the community and promote their school, library and culture on Radio Achi.