These two young ladies, Xochilt and Laura, started their paramedic training at the end of May 2018, in Octolan, provided by the Red Cross.
We found sponsors to cover the cost of their courses. Xochilt has completed her course and is now doing her volunteer hours in order to get her certification.
We are most grateful to the two generous sponsors who helped Laura and Xochilt!
This is Reye wearing his Red Cross uniform, as he has been taking a nursing course in Chapala. We are so proud of him!
And we are grateful for the support we have been able to provide for him so far - by paying for his course and bus fares.
He should graduate at the end of 2019 and then will have some volunteer hours in order to receive his certification.
During 2019, the Mexican Government introduced a new "beca" system - which provides money to youth of low income families, if they attend school. Of the 39 students we had earmarked for grant monies, all of them are due to receive the Government beca, (because all their families are low income).
But some prepa students and others who are following post-secondary education, where they are not taking full-time courses, are not eleigible for the Government grants. So the grant money went to help those students.
If you are interested in helping a student, please contact us as soon as possible. The next school registration will be in January 2020. For many students they need help with transport, books as well as school fees.