The wondeful folks who guide our children in their daily classes offer inspiration because of their passion to share their talents and life experience with the children. Opportunity is something that comes from a much larger exspanse of experience that we encounter outside our limited environment. Opportunity comes to our children because WE find those opportunities in our lives and bring them to our community.
A story: I met a man during a shuttle ride from the airport back to San Miguel de Allende. He came from Boston and was coming to meet a medical team that wanted to explore how they might bring their clinics to Mexico. They'd always worked in the Philippines and the Dominican Republic. I offered names and organizations that might give them opportunities. They set up a clinic the next day in a local church that served a large neighborhood in San Miguel de Allende. The man contacted me and invited me to visit their clinic. While there, another doctor asked me how they might maximize their efforts in our town. I suggested they come to the rural, indiginous community, like where I live and work with Ojala Ninos. They were very excited about this idea. They agreed to come to San Miguel Viejo the next afternoon to meet members of the community. I scrambled to contact neighbors and asked them to come to Ojala's site to meet these new, strange people. Everyone gathered the next day and shared... about what the medical team could offer and what the community needed. The medical team were thrilled to find such a perfect place for their work- and the folks in the community are looking forward to having valuable medical support. An OPPORTUNITY came from a serendipity meeting on a shuttle ride and became a huge OPPORTUNITY for a whole community!
We continue our vigilance to keep bringing the world of wonder and opportunity to our children. We continue daily free classes, offered to all children- and acooperative for mothers who are learning skills to make products that sell well in several markets. We are in need of the expanded space provided by donations through GlobalGiving. Thank you!
Ojala means hope- Hope is an illusion without opportunity.
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