“Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.” 


New Colegio de Bachilleres de Zihuatanejo

Jardin de Niños Francisco González new kitchen and lunch area



In partnership with the City of Zihuatanejo, International & local Rotary Clubs, Los Niños, Inc., Concreto El Hujal, Niños Adelante & school parents, Sailfest/Por Los Niños de Zihuatanejo completed these 2016 projects.

Construction – $1,265,322. Pesos

Colegio de Bachilleries de Zihuatanejo. New high school w/ 6 classrooms including air-conditioned computer room, 2 bathrooms, kitchen and covered lunch area.

Primaria Centenario de la Revoluciòn, Col. La Joya. Classroom improvements, air-conditioned computer room & secure entry gates.

Jardín de Niños Francisco Gonzalez Izazaga, Col. Lomas de Sotelo. New kitchen & lunch área.

Jardín de Niños 24 de Febrero, Col. Buenas Aires. New classroom.

Jardín de Niños Nueva Creacion, Col. El Progreso. New classroom.

Scholarships – $142,200. Pesos

Awarded 52 English language scholarships to teachers, 45 English language scholarships to Niños Adelante students & 47 Hospitality English scholarships for parents in partnership with Rotary Clubs.

Nutrition Program – $226,500. pesos

Carol’s “Beans & Rice” nutrition program provided 35,000+ meals to low income primary school students in partnership with Los Niños, Inc., our U.S. sister foundation.

General Purpose Grants – $484,770. Pesos

23 computers w/accessories, 150 English text books, 150 bilingual dictionaries, kitchen equipment & classroom furnishings in partnership with Rotary Clubs. Classroom repairs at several schools.

Operating Expenses – $14,420. Pesos

Office equipment, printing & website hosting. All other material & labor expenses are donated by our Sailfest/Por Los Niños volunteers.


New public high-school 2016

New public high-school 2016

New Public High School This Summer, 2016, Por Los Niños, in partnership with the local community, built Zihuatanejo’s first new public high school in nearly 20 years – Colegio de Bachilleres de Zihuatanejo de Azueta. The project provided 6 new classrooms including a...

New Rotary Grant 2015/2016

New Rotary Grant 2015/2016

Cruisers Marilyn and Carl McDanel are dedicated, 12-year Sailfest volunteers. Marilyn is the webmaster for our ZihuaSailfest website, and Carl chairs the International committee at his Plymouth-Foothills (California) Rotary Club. They are always looking for new ways...

A very special team

A very special team

This Summer, Por Los Niños built a new primary school and a new kindergarten in the rural community of Barrio Nuevo. The Zihuatanejo and international communities stepped up and made miracles happen. 1. La Colonia 3 de Diciembre donated two lots, side-by-side, for the...

Preparing to change the world

‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’

Nelson Mandela

Intelligence plus character

‘The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.’

Martin Luther King, Jr.

In the pproocess of learning - for life

‘There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.’

Jiddu Krishnamurti