Our friend Pilar just returnd from Bacabureachi, Chihuahua, where she and a team of volunteers delivered $1,200 of donated school supplies. The team then embarked on an improvement project at the Tarahumara school, where they re-roofed the dormitories, dug drainage ditches, replaced windows, and installed two washing machines. The school community was much appreciative: the boarding school is home to over 100 students, but receives no budget for maintenance or improvements. The American team worked closely with school officials and […]
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Our friend Dobie, who lives in El Rebalsito, near Tenacatita, has organized a fund to provide laptops to local schoolkids who are in need. She writes, “The computer fund was very successful. We were able to purchase a netbook and a laptop. The netbook was given to a young woman in high school and the laptop will go to the student graduating from middle school that the teachers pick as the best all around student, and with the most […]
Alamos has about 8,000 residents and maybe 400 gringos who own homes and hotels. The gringos have been fund raising for education through the Amigos organization for over a decade. You may already know that Mexico ingeniously stops paying for education after the 7th grade, so the gringos make sure that any local kids who want to get to go as far in school and s/he wants, all the way through college. The problem, which you may also be aware […]