Special Needs program

In November 2021, one of our new volunteers, Janet, talked to Anita about creating a program for special needs children - as Janet's background was a nurse for special needs children and adults.  Anita was thrilled, because she really saw a need for such a program in the area.  Many of these children and adults have never been to school and have been given very few activities to stimulate or encourage them to learn.

Twice a week in Mezcala and San Pedro Itzicán, our volunteers, together with the children and their mothers, work to teach, encourage and guide them to learn and enjoy this educational experience.  After the activities, these children get a meal.


We have purchased some supplies - but more are needed!  We also pay for some small stipends to some of the local Mexican helpers, so they are able to continue classes when we are not able to get volunteers on site.  So any support you can provide is gratefully accepted.  

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Physio in SPI with Janet and Sharon.jpg
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Janet is working with other volunteers (more are needed!) to help run a loving, and caring program, that will help stimulate and support these children and adults (and will help their families too).  Drivers are needed to drive volunteers out each week.  But just look at the joy!

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