TESTIMONIALS

“The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.”

James Madison

One student like Paloma makes it all worthwhile!

THANKS to my economic advisor Carol Lynn Romain Because since I went to look for her to support me, she has supported me completely at all times and above all she has respected my decisions. For striving to be a person of benefit and with unique abilities, for how...

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We felt connected to the children – Bob and Yvonne

We felt connected to the children – Bob and Yvonne

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...

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This is a source of joy for our company – El Plateado

This is a source of joy for our company – El Plateado

EL PLATEADO We decided to join this noble cause because it is very important for Grupo El Plateado to be part of alliances that seek positive changes in our society, especially those projects that benefit our children. This is a source of joy for our company and we...

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My greatest joy is visiting the school and… – Margaret

My greatest joy is visiting the school and… – Margaret

From Victoria BC, I started volunteering during Sailfest 2005. Knowing that education is the future of Mexico, it was an eye-opener to see the existing tarpaper shacks that the disadvantaged children had for schools. When PorLosNinos finally had the funds to build the...

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The most rewarding thing I have done as a cruiser

The most rewarding thing I have done as a cruiser

SAILFEST – THE MOST REWARDING THING I HAVE DONE AS A CRUISER By Terri Potts-Chattaway Published in the 2018 Fall Issue of CRUISING OUTPOST Each fall, the migration begins and seasonal cruisers come back to Mexico, preparing to sail south. Some head to the Sea of...

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Sailfest testimonial from Peter Benzinger

Sailfest testimonial from Peter Benzinger

  Arriving in November, we had a chance to settle into “Zihua” just before the high season was kicking into gear. Our first encounter, literally, was with Larry “Lorenzo” Marbut, who helped drag our dinghy ashore and asked, “Are you Margie and Peter?” Whoa!! Talk...

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Finances are completely transparent – Yadira

Finances are completely transparent – Yadira

I felt really encouraged to work in the committee of Por Los Niños, first because of their great achievements in building classrooms and secondly because instead of spending energies in endless meetings and planning that never materialize, they focus on getting things...

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The wonderful children that are helped – Snow

The wonderful children that are helped – Snow

For the past few years Bob and I have enjoyed working at Sailfest with you and all the Sailfest crew. I tell everyone I know about the great things we do. I was asked if I would give a talk about the what Sailfest is. This for the Rotary club. Is there anyway I can...

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Every pencil, every notebook, every crayon… – Janet

Every pencil, every notebook, every crayon… – Janet

IT'S FOR THE KIDS! That's why have I volunteered every year since 2012 . . . and why I keep coming back to volunteer with this particular organization. There is something special about an organization that can bring people from all walks of life; from all over the...

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Lorenzo, Gloria and I formed ´Por los Niños’ – Dick

Lorenzo, Gloria and I formed ´Por los Niños’ – Dick

Without realizing it I became involved with Por los Ninos 3 years before it began when Gloria and I moved to Zihuatanejo and began helping a small indigenous school. After being involved in the school and children it became clear to me that the 4 or 5 individual...

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Sailfest has continued to give me hope – Vicki

Sailfest has continued to give me hope – Vicki

I have been a Sailfest volunteer for 14 years. I began helping at a tiny school on a mountainside overlooking the town of Zihuatanejo called “Nuevo Creation”. It held classes in 3 wooden buildings containing grades 1-6. This school was started by a group of parents...

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Inspiration

“Inspiration is always a surprising visitor.”

John O’Donohue

Possibility is the secret heart of time

“All the possibilities of your human destiny are asleep in your soul. You are here to realize and honor these possibilities. When love comes in to your life, unrecognized dimensions of your destiny awaken and blossom and grow. Possibility is the secret heart of time.”

John O’Donohue

You are as young as you feel

“You are as young as you feel. If you begin to feel the warmth of your soul, there will be a youthfulness in you that no one will be able to take away from you.”

John O’Donohue