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Program for children and young adults with Different Needs

In November 2021, one of our new volunteers, Janet Saklad, talked to Anita Torres 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.

So since December 2021, 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.  


We have purchased some special supplies - and our grateful thanks to our wonderful donors.  Sometimes we have to pay 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.  (We are always looking for people to drive our volunteers to San Pedro or Mezcala as they don't have cars themselves.)  

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Just some of of our wonderful volunteers!

Janet works 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 that will help their families too). 

Drivers are needed to drive volunteers out each week.  But just look at the joy!

Janet with one of the boys.jpeg
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