May 15th is Teacher's Day here in Mexico! We want to celebrate the teachers at CILA and all the amazing work they do, and show them how much they mean to us and the children by raising money and classroom supplies. For the month leading up to Teacher's Day, and for a week after, we will raise money and school supplies for our teachers, and show them just how much they mean to the CILA mission. We have created many giving levels to make it easy to donate as possible to something you care about.
Our Daycare and Preschool serve over 200 children, and we only have 12 full-time teachers. They are the spirit of our organization, and provide the energy necessary to run a program like ours. Teachers in a non-profit daycare often are forced to make-do with the resources they have at their disposal. They do not have the budget to buy all kinds of exciting supplies and fun games to enrich the lives of our children, but they try their best. They rely on donations from donors and volunteers.
Our fundraiser will help us raise money to support our teachers better. We will be able to pay salaries, purchase much needed supplies, and host more volunteers so that teachers have the resources they need to continue making a difference in the lives of the poorest children in San Miguel de Allende.
Teachers who have the resources to succeed are better equipped to engage children in more profound ways. They will be able to reach kids who face difficult circumstances, and enjoy more flexibility in creating lasting change in their lives.