Ojala’s Fund Raising Campaign
COMMUNITY CULTURAL CENTER
SAN MIGUEL VIEJO
A Place for Learning and Opportunity
The land/site is fully paid for and the legal deed is in the name of Ojala Niños, for the community of San Miguel Viejo.
Growth and Sustainability for Ojalá Niños
Since we began ten years ago, Ojalá Niños has grown into a meaningful and essential project in San Miguel Viejo, a community of poor Mexican people with indigenous roots who describe themselves as “poor and forgotten.” Their daily circumstances and lifestyle are described on this website. They need opportunity with direction to empower themselves to rise above these attitudes and circumstances. They are resourceful and intelligent, but without a place where they can focus their energies and realize their strengths.
It is vital for our community, and our project, that we find the resources to take the next step toward sustainability for Ojalá Niños and build a community center where our project and children can flourish.
The Community Cultural Center dedicated to these goals will do this. Through the Ojala education program, the children will advance their prospects for a sustainable future, especially for those who do not attend the local schools.
The Center will be built on the piece of land adjacent to the property of founder, Elsmarie Norby, whose own house and property can be used in the future as a residence for people from anywhere in the world who would like to participate, offer expertise and learn.
This community learning center will be open at least 5 full days a week, and offer many opportunities to learn cooperation and skills that will overcome the conditions of poverty and lack of pride. This center will also serve other smaller nearby communities that have even less access to education and hope/opportunities.