This year has been difficult for all of us. As the holidays approach, many families in México continue to face job loss and lack of access to education for their children due to the COVID-19 health emergency.
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing lags in learning and increasing school dropouts, especially in the poorest areas where families must spend their days with their children trying to find food. Many of these children will not return to school as we begin to return to normal. The situation in San Miguel Viejo, a rural community on the outskirts of San Miguel de Allende in Central Mexico, is even more devastating since families do not have internet access to continue their children’s education and parents have lost income.
Ojala Niños offer the life-skills needed to prepare children to take their rightful place in the economic order, such as: sowing seeds in a garden and taking care of chickens to promote food self-sufficiency, learning digital skills, studying mathematics and English, encouraging reading and, promoting artistic expression, music and dance. These skills will contribute to their own development, the wellbeing of the community and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
We are committed to provide the educational opportunities to improve the living conditions of children and their families—but we need your help.
Your donation will allow us to continue offering the place, the materials and the guidance, at no cost, to help San Miguel Viejo children to overcome the educational lag and keep them interested in learning, with outdoor lessons and the health safety measures, so they can freely explore and discover; share and learn with the proper guidance.