2011 has brought new issues to our attention. When we started the "Kids Program" years ago we joined with and supported an existing project. As time evolved, the area of the garbage dump evolved and the project evolved, we saw an even greater need further into the very poor areas.
The dump closed and streets were paved, new businesses and stores were opened and the immediate area began to improve due to public awareness. Kids go to better schools, more people helped and things in general improved.
This improvement also created greater expenses for us and the focus of educating began to change to a focus of surviving in an area of higher costs. This made us rethink our focus and plan of teaching all Kids and giving them the skills to become employable by the major industry here in Puerto Vallarta, tourism.
This led us to the decision to go back to the basics: Teach Math, English and Computers to the Kids. With this foundation, they will have a hope of gainful employment and thereby creating a solid base for future families.
To this end, we have located another school in a very needy area about another 5 Kilometers (3 miles) inland in a Colonia called Volcanes. In cooperation with the administration of this school, we will immediately begin supplying teacher assistants here to teach Math and English until we can afford to purchase computers. Once we get the computers, we will also be supplying the assistants for the computer teachers.
We are starting with about 80 Kids but see this growing dramatically once the program gains popularity with the local population.
Art Fumerton, who directed the previous projects, has graciously agreed to consult with us on this new venture. His experience and skills will be just what we need to make this successful.
Please stay tuned as this project evolves and thank you all for your generous support.
The mission of Café Roma's Kids is to educate the poor children of PV in the skills necessary to rise above poverty. They teach Math, English and Computers to the Kids. With this foundation, they will have a hope of gainful employment and thereby creating a solid base for future families. They support the Volcanes School and have fed over 3,000 children at their Pizza Parties at Café Roma.
Thinking of a donation? Thinking about how much?
Think about and ask yourself this - would your quality of life change tomorrow if you gave up $100 and donated it to the Kids today? I would bet many of you can answer that with a resounding NO.
Well here is what that would do for a Kid here in Puerto Vallarta:
• Enrollment for 3 months in the School of Champions after-school program, 2 hours per day, 5 days per week
• Classes in English, Math, and Computers and all necessary school supplies
• A meal for each school session consisting of oatmeal and soup or salad
• Pan dulce (large sweet roll)
• Fortified milk
• Fortified juice
• Fruit when available
• Monthly - special presents (for attendance and good work)
• Parties (at Sheraton Hotel, etc)
• Day trips - Café Roma pizza weekly (donated)
• Vallarta Adventure trips, etc (donated)
Now ask yourself the question again - would your quality of life change tomorrow if you gave up $100 and donated it to the Kids today?
The answer? Yes it would as you would have the satisfaction of knowing that you have done something that will make a difference in a child's life forever.
Last updated: January 25, 2017 · Charity ID: 502
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