You Can Help!
For the past few years we have had the wonderful opportunity to partner with La Escuelita which is a before/after school program that offers a safe and caring environment where children receive assistance with school work (supporting the public school curriculum), a meal, vitamins, and access to medical care (through the Westin Hotel’s doctor).
When Bety, La Escuelita’s director, first asked if we would support the school, there were 14 students. This year, she will register 130 children, 32 of them are middle school students.
While public schools in Puerto Vallarta remained closed due to Covid, La Escuelita was given special permission to remain open. This was a tremendous advantage for the children in our community. They continued to learn. The children have said they feel hopeful about their future.
The principal and teachers from the public school have visited La Escuelita. They were amazed by what they saw, and they spent an afternoon sharing thoughts and ideas with La Escuelita’s teachers. It was an encouraging visit.
As the enrolment grows, so do the needs. At this time, we provide vitamins (for $100 per month, 100 children receive a vitamin, daily); teachers‘ supplies (dry erase markers, printer ink, paper, pens, etc); educational games; teachers’ salaries; food (as required); and funds for special events.