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Safe and Reliable Post-Earthquake Education

by Amextra, Inc. Vetted since 2014 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified

Summary

While the September earthquakes in Mexico no longer make international news, one the many places that has not forgotten the tragedy is Tultitlan, State of Mexico. This is because dozens of schools in the state have yet to reopen, leaving students without classes for 2 months, nearly a third of the 9-month school year. Thankfully, the Amextra Community Center in Tultitlan was not damaged and has opened its doors to students while they wait for news on the safety of their school buildings.

$6,000
total goal
$4,360
remaining
19
donors
0
monthly donors
11
months

Challenge

In the last two months, 99 students from preschool to middle school have arrived at the center, providing the challenge for the center to keep up with the increased demand. The government has not yet provided dates for revision of the school buildings, meaning the community center may have this increased demand for several months to come.

Solution

Our education promoters have over 10 years teaching and tutoring experience in the region and are able to provide quality educational support to young learners. The promoters have been reinforcing topics students were learning at the time of the earthquake, as well a advancing in their textbooks. The staff at the center could use your help with needs from basic classroom materials to technology such as headphones, mice, and computers to make learning fun and dynamic.

Long-Term Impact

After all the buildings have been reviewed and the children go back to school, students will be left with the memory of a time when Amextra and their community came together to support them in their time of need. They will be left with the knowledge gained at Amextra and the personalized attention that made them feel at home. Throughout the year, the community center is a resource for students to access homework help, English classes, reading workshops, a computer lab, and summer classes.

Resources

http:/​/​www.amextra.org
Amextra website
Amextra website information about Tultitlan

Organization Information

Amextra, Inc.

Location: Palos Hills, IL - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.amextra.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Marcela Salas Cassani
Palos Hills, IL United States
* Donations to this project are eligible for a 100% match
through the Mexico Earthquake One-Year Anniversary Matching Campaign while funds remain. Terms and conditions apply.

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