Educate a Deaf Child, Create a Future - Mexico

by Escuela de Educacion Especial de San Miguel de Allende AC
Educate a Deaf Child, Create a Future - Mexico
Educate a Deaf Child, Create a Future - Mexico
Educate a Deaf Child, Create a Future - Mexico
Educate a Deaf Child, Create a Future - Mexico
Educate a Deaf Child, Create a Future - Mexico
Educate a Deaf Child, Create a Future - Mexico
Educate a Deaf Child, Create a Future - Mexico
Educate a Deaf Child, Create a Future - Mexico
Educate a Deaf Child, Create a Future - Mexico
Educate a Deaf Child, Create a Future - Mexico
September 2021
Dear Supporters,
All of us at EEESMA head into the new school year (2021/2022) with optimism and hope for a bright and better future. We fully realize that the financial road ahead will be challenging but we are rolling up our sleeves and putting our shoulders to the wheel, committed to continue to expand and develop this valued and much needed school for kids; kids determined to achieve independence despite being Deaf.
We have several campaigns/activities planned over the next 12 months aimed at raising further awareness of the school's services to deaf children, as well as recognizing and inspiring our current supporters. Also, and very importantly, to create new fundraising activities and opportunities. 
Our next major activity will be an upcoming Online Silent Auction and Wine Pull scheduled for September 23rd - October 1st, 2021. 
The Auction is presenting 65 wonderful items including inviting destination packages, incredible paintings and art pieces, many by well-known artists, exquisite jewelry, an assortment of gift baskets, local tours and adventures, and much much more.....also a fabulous Wine Pull.
We are pleased to share with you, as a preview, the link to the Online Silent Auction and Wine Pull website titled "Learning and Giving".
Please take this opportunity to access the website and review the wonderful collection of items being offered for auction. You can register free at any time and save the date to participate when the Auction goes live on September 23rd, 2021. 
All values stated are in US dollars.
Be safe and be well
John

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Dia de los Maestros
Dia de los Maestros

After over a year of holding classes virtually, Spring holds the promise of re-opening to in-person learning at EEESMA. A target date of May 31st has been set. Teachers and staff received their shots against Covid-19 in early May and are feeling excited and confident to return together. On May 17th, Dia de los Maestros (Teachers Day) gave students and board members the opportunity to celebrate the amazing things EEEMSA teachers have accomplished despite the pandemic. Flowers for the ladies, chocolates for Diego and "Felicidades!" to each and every one of our wonderful teachers!

As a typically energetic and curious six-year-old, Jacobo attends primary school at EEESMA and is learning Mexican sign language for the first time in his young life. Jacobo and his family live in a rural community about an hour bus ride from school. When classes resume, he will rise at 6am with his mother and younger hearing sister to arrive at school at 8am, but he doesn’t mind because his eagerness to learn translates to a love of school. During his first few years, prior to Covid, integration to school was understandably a challenge for Jacobo because of his inability to communicate his needs. Learning sign language has changed that. He is now better able to participate in social activities, even online, and it will be a happy day for Jacobo when he can finally be back at school. 

It is with great pride we announce two young deaf women, Fernanda and Juanita, have successfully transitioned from the Vocational Training programs at school to a fulltime employment opportunity! May 11th was Fernanda’s and Juanita’s first day on the job at Fiaga, a retail clothing store which operates its own sewing workshop. Working together as a team, the young women will support each other as they face the challenges of employment in the hearing world, something very new and strange to them. The students continue to learn that deafness does not preclude them from pursuing their dreams and will certainly not hold them back. Please join us in wishing them success! 

Jacobo Learns Sign Language
Jacobo Learns Sign Language
Fernanda's First Day on the Job
Fernanda's First Day on the Job

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Escuela de Educacion Especial de San Miguel de Allende AC

Location: San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato - Mexico
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Sharon Doherty
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato Mexico
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