Getting Deaf Kids to School in Mexico

by Escuela de Educacion Especial de San Miguel de Allende AC
Getting Deaf Kids to School in Mexico
Getting Deaf Kids to School in Mexico
Getting Deaf Kids to School in Mexico
Getting Deaf Kids to School in Mexico
Getting Deaf Kids to School in Mexico
Getting Deaf Kids to School in Mexico
Getting Deaf Kids to School in Mexico
Getting Deaf Kids to School in Mexico
Getting Deaf Kids to School in Mexico
Getting Deaf Kids to School in Mexico
Getting Deaf Kids to School in Mexico
Getting Deaf Kids to School in Mexico
Getting Deaf Kids to School in Mexico
Getting Deaf Kids to School in Mexico

Summary

EEESMA is entering its 10 Year Anniversary of service to children and young adults who are Deaf in San Miguel and surrounding rural communities. There is good reason to celebrate! Families far and wide now turn to EEESMA to ensure their children receive special education in Mexican Sign Language so that they may have the opportunity to learn and grow in life. The school's enrollment and service area expands each year but still many families struggle to get their children to school every day.

$30,000
total goal
$20,230
remaining
20
donors
1
monthly donor
2
months

Challenge

Currently there are 16 students who are Deaf of various ages residing in areas surrounding San Miguel de Allende and travelling daily to EEESMA. Many children rise at 5:30am each school day to catch the one bus at 6:30am. If this bus is missed, the child is unable to attend school that day. Some days the public bus doesn't arrive on schedule or just doesn't arrive. Many families must walk a long distance just to get to the bus stop. For a deaf child attending school, consistency is crucial.

Solution

The time has come for EEESMA to acquire and operate a passenger van to bring students to and from school. This will remove many obstacles families encounter to ensure their children attend school each day. One being that when taking public transportation young children must be accompanied by a family member. This project will ensure that many children will have a secure ride to school in a safe vehicle accompanied by a responsible adult allowing the family to attend to other important tasks.

Long-Term Impact

EEESMA is happy to announce that a passenger van has been funded with a grant! Operational costs must now be funded. A budget of $10,000/yr +/- for 3 yrs = $30,000 to cover gasoline, maintenance, insurance and a driver. Bringing 16 deaf children to school to learn sign language on a consistant basis will be life changing for them. They will have the opportunity to graduate from high school, learn valuable job skills and eventually enter the work place. A dream never before imagined by them!

Resources

Organization Information

Escuela de Educacion Especial de San Miguel de Allende AC

Location: San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato - Mexico
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
John Doherty
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato Mexico
$9,770 raised of $30,000 goal
 
22 donations
$20,230 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Escuela de Educacion Especial de San Miguel de Allende AC has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.