Thank you for taking the time to get to know us a little better.
We are a group of professionals from Guatemala specialised in areas of linguistics, entrepreneurship, social service and organisation. Our goal is to provide opportunities for volunteering in Guatemala while learning Spanish and/or K'iche. Also we are proud to offer jobs to local teachers, families and drivers.
To offer an alternative to the for-profit language schools normally found in Quetzaltenango and to give students the opportunity to make a difference in a rural community.
Founded in 2005, Kamalbe Spanish School was created for students who wish to study Spanish at a non-profit school dedicated to education and social justice. The word “kamalbe” comes from the K'iche language that is traditionally spoken by the indigenous Mayan people living in and near Xela. In K'iche “kamalbe” roughly translates to “guide of the road”. Our staff, instructors, and home-stay families strive to be guides for our students and volunteers as they learn and experience the culture in Guatemala.
Kamalbe Spanish School and Volunteer Center provides opportunities for students to study, travel and volunteer in Guatemala and thus enables them to help the communities in the Guatemala's western highlands. Moreover, Kamalbe project is a non-profit organisation which helps to provide education to the Mayan youth.