BUILDING A BRIGHTER FUTURE
Por Los Niños de Zihuatanejo
We are an all-volunteer educational foundation, created in 2005, dedicated to providing hope and opportunity to the least-advantaged children in our Mexican community. In this website, we will share our educational initiatives, our challenges, and our accomplishments. Perhaps they will inspire you to join us, making dreams come true for our bright-eyed young scholars.
We started in 2005 with the idea of helping one community to build a classroom – at this point, we have built or refurbished 175 classrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and playgrounds, including 15 new schools. Our nutrition program feeds 129 students at Casa Para Niños also provided a well to provide water to 2 schools.
During the pandemic we fed on average 1300 meals per week, serving 12 colonias near Primaria Centenario de la Revolución.
In partnership with compassionate volunteers and donors, Rotary Clubs and the city of Zihuatanejo we have built, repaired, or added on to kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools, and high schools in 46 existing schools. Certification means that the schools now receive textbooks, learning materials, experienced (and paid) teachers, supplemental nutrition, modest funding for improvements, and a path for academic advancement.
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The progress of "Centenario de la Revolución" Top: Original school "La Joya" Middle: second of the three classroom buildings, under the new name "Centenario de la Revolución". Bottom: Cancha with a roof.
In addition to volunteers, the parents and people in the neighborhoods all pitch in to help build schools.
Lunchrooms provide quality, safe meals for children in the program. For some, this is the one quality meal of the day they receive.
CASA PARA NIÑOS
We need 41 new sponsors this year at Casa Para Niños and 8 for University and Secondary School.
CAROL´S RICE AND BEANS PROGRAM
Great organization to get involved in. God has blessed them by raising many pesos to rebuild the school system in Zihuatanejo! Jeannie Krueger Cotner
It was a program that started at Octavio Paz Primary, they had just started a lunch program with the idea that any profits after they fed low-income children, would go to purchase equipment for the school. I asked one day how the lunch program was going, they said not...
My husband I first began going to Zihuantanejo 4 years ago. We were encouraged to volunteer for Sailfest and loved every minute of it. Although our role was small we could see the benefit to the community and especially the children that it serves. We discovered that...