I begin with a genuine greeting that finds both you and your family well. Once more, on behalf of the Community of Líderes del Siglo AC (Friends of LISI, Inc), I offer you our sincerest gratitude for all that you’ve done for our community of education.
We continued serving our communities through education during this time of pandemic. We converted our in-person classes to online classes to ensure that our students were studying each day and meeting their academic objectives. Students who do not have internet accessibility in their homes were allowed under strict federal guidelines to attend online classes on the computers at the Institute.
This time of pandemic has proven to be very complicated for many students who resumed living at home. Many of their parents were laid off, creating the common observation of physical and emotional fatigue. For this reason, we are continuing with our tutoring and counseling services for the students to assist them in facing the challenges which the pandemic has brought upon us all.
Additionally, we want to inform you of our recent advances:
- Two young women from our Las Liebres Middle School participated in the first National Competition for Young Guitar Players.
- This month, the following students are graduating:
- 55 students from Cerro del 4 High School
- 46 students from Las Liebres Middle School
- 78 students from Tlajomulco Middle School
- 58 students from Ahualulco Middle School
On the other hand, we have launched an extraordinary campaign to raise funds to support our Institute. Our finances were clearly damaged in a very critical way from the paralyzed economy. The LISI Institute depends heavily on benefactors who have helped us to pay rent and attend to other needs. Many of our benefactors were negatively affected during the recent times and have not been able to continue with their financial support.
The situation has forced all the administrators, teachers, and employees of the Institute to work for half of what they normally earn.
The goal of our extraordinary campaign is to raise $50,000 in two months so we can recover ourselves from this time of contingency and allow us to begin the coming school year in August as normally as possible. We are very thankful for your help, and if you know anyone who would be interested in helping our cause, know that they are always welcome.