The popular school is a project of two communities, the Nuevo Horizonte Cooperative and the Popular Communities in Resistance of the Petén. The school began with the dream of encouraging an alternative educational model that is based on valuing and recovering the educational model that is based on valuing and recovering the educational experiences of both communities.

This is identified by the communities themselves, as a permanent construction process, in which the main objective is ¨to promote structural change in Guatemala that allows a society free of exploitation, racism and discrimination¨. In this sense, it is essential to strengthen the popular movement in the country in order to be able to fish against imperialism, capitalist exploitation, racism, etc.

Among other ways, this will be achieved through the training of cadres with critical consciousness, responsibility and conviction to struggle. As well, as promoting values such as interculturalism, gender equity and the development of artistic and sporting skills. An important aspect of this approach is the recovery of the historical memory.