>> Thursday, August 28, 2008
From the Web site of Yucatan Adventure:
Yucatan Adventure is a volunteer online magazine dedicated to help travelers learn about Yucatan's Maya Culture, people and traditions as well as to inform travelers about the many wonderful eco-cultural activities & experience found nearby Chichen Itza. . . .
The site hosts interesting news and feature articles:
With great joy and proud faces, the Hacienda Chichen staff volunteer their time to help in constructing the New Nutrition Center donated by the Maya Foundation In Laakeech to the Xcalacoop Health Clinic. The building will host many healthy nutrition programs to help Mayan children and families. We invite you to read our August article about this great volunteer effort. . . .
On June 7th, 2008 Yucatan's Mayan Wiseman and Elder Healers, from the association KUCH KAAB Y'EETEL J'MEN MAAYA'OB, A.C., celebrated an authentic Mayan Sacred Ceremony at the border of Chichen Itza's Cenote Sagrado, the first Mayan ceremony celebrated in the site since INAH took the guardianship of this archaeological Maya site. J-Men Bartolome Poot and Mayan Elder Wiseman Idelfonso Ake did the offerings to honor Mother Nature's Spiritual Guardians. Also, the J-Men offered a special Mayan blessing U TS'ITSJA'IL YÁALAL JA' to purify the Sacred Cenote's fresh water energy flow. An article about this important Chichen Itza Mayan ritual will soon appear in our website. . . .
This December 2007, the Maya Foundation was granted its non-profit status in Mexico. To celebrate this important event, the Maya Elder Wiseman, known as J-Men, granted the foundation its new title: In Láakeech, also spell as In Lakech, which in Yucatec Maya signifies, "I recognize you are I, and that I am you," a holistic expression of unity. The name clearly exemplifies the Maya Foundation's mission and vision to bring brotherhood amongst the human race and a helping hand to those less fortunate.
The new Board of Directors for the Maya Foundation In Láakeech A.C. is headed by Mr. Ruben Gutierrez and Don Valerio Canche among others. The foundation's 2008 social work agenda will include the opening of the Xcalacoop Health Center's new multi-function building and kitchen, an indigenous medicinal garden and workshops, plus nutritional cooking classes as part of the Children Malnutrition Program started in 2007.