Casa Infantil Mojoneras is a unique place where children living in extreme poverty have, perhaps for the first time in their young lives, the opportunity to experience an environment based on respect, honesty, integrity and love.
Each child that arrives is instilled with the principals and the basics to live their life with love and intention. In order to accomplish these goals, each child is given a strong base to build on at an early age.
Within this framework of love and respect, Directors Gerardo and Judith Ávila and a small group of volunteers care for approximately 150 children who consider the Casa Infantil Mojoneras their second home. For some of these children, Casa Infantil Mojoneras is their only safe haven in a world surrounded with extreme poverty, drugs, prostitution, child pornography, alcoholism, and abuse.
Institution Director, Gerardo Avila, and the Board President, Sara Cardona, emphasized that this house is a legally established charitable organization that is recognized by institutions such as the municipal DIF in Puerto Vallarta, as well as the Institute of Social Welfare of Jalisco (IJAS). Thus they have the authorization to give receipts for national and foreign tax deductions.
"We work mainly with broken homes. Unfortunately the town of Mojoneras has serious social problems, but we care about the way the children live. We prepare them to be responsible and also to teach workshops in dance, music and psychological support," Avila said.
Casa Infantil Mojoneras was founded to support children with food, assistance with their homework to keep them in school.
During the first year the foundation was established, the choir sang in the streets and raised enough money to buy furniture. The second year, they released their first compact disc and raised enough funds pay a down payment on a piece of land. With the money from this second CD they plan to pay off the property and combined with the support of an assistance program, finally build the home that DCM Arquitectos y Asociados have designed for them.
The times are rough in Puerto Vallarta. Many people are in need of contributions and support.
The future of every civilization, every nation and community has always been the young blood. It is the young blood that steers the way for the future generations to inhabit the world and make it better. Henceforth, a better life, a better future begins with providing better facilities to the children of Puerto Vallarta.
Given that, the individuals who are crushed the most under the tyranny of poverty are the children. Poverty is like plague, which passes from one generation to another, and in order to obtain a cure for this plague, the people of Puerto Vallarta need to step up and break this useless and damaging chain of life.
These children need to be sheltered from the evils of the world which include abuse, exploitation, poverty, lack of education and violence. Their right to survive and live with their head held up high in this world, where it is essential to grow and develop, is what primarily Casa Infantil Mojoneras works for in Puerto Vallarta; to provide a better future for the children.
Casa Infantil Mojoneras is a great organization that strives to provide an environment based on love, care, affection and respect for these children who are in abyssal poverty. In this centre, every child is given the right to stay and be sheltered. Up until now, no child has been turned away or been refused admission because refusal and rejection are problems that this organization is trying to eradicate amongst these children.
The focal agenda of this organization is to instill those principals in the lives of these children which make them responsible, loving and caring human beings. Education, Food, Clothing and Social Skills are provided to these children who by availing these bountiful opportunities become secure human beings. Casa Infantil Mojoneras is the sole sanctuary of these children against evils like drugs, prostitution, abuse and alcoholism.
So please be generous and keep an open heart. And remember all of this is for a great cause. So open your heart and let there be light!
Your help with funding is needed to continue the Casa Infatil Mojoneras and make a difference in the lives of the children.
Because of their dedication to success, Casa Infantil Mojoneras has found some ways to raise needed funding.
They have found success through the Marantha Boys Choir and have launched CD's, one of which was their second CD, "Christmas ... Contigo 2008," under the direction of Carlos Santana.
Whether you can help with a monetary donation, volunteer or buy a CD, they need your help.
Last updated: August 21, 2019 · Charity ID: 517
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