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Safe and Reliable Post-Earthquake Education

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Safe and Reliable Post-Earthquake Education
Safe and Reliable Post-Earthquake Education
Safe and Reliable Post-Earthquake Education
Safe and Reliable Post-Earthquake Education
Safe and Reliable Post-Earthquake Education
Safe and Reliable Post-Earthquake Education
Safe and Reliable Post-Earthquake Education
Safe and Reliable Post-Earthquake Education
Safe and Reliable Post-Earthquake Education
Safe and Reliable Post-Earthquake Education
Safe and Reliable Post-Earthquake Education
Safe and Reliable Post-Earthquake Education
Safe and Reliable Post-Earthquake Education
Safe and Reliable Post-Earthquake Education

Summary

While the September 2017 earthquakes in Mexico no longer make international news, one of the many places that has been left forever changed by the event is Tultitlan, State of Mexico. From the darkness of the crisis came a rally of support and trust in the Amextra Community Center. One year after the quake, we are working with the strengthened social fabric to increase the value of education, provide access to more mental and physical health resources, and create new opportunities for income.

$6,000
total goal
$4,360
remaining
19
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

In the last year, we have worked with nearly 100 students from preschool to middle school, providing the challenge for the center to keep up with the increased demand for academic services. Now, one year after the earthquake, we are working with the community to provide psychological support with the help of the teams new psychologist, help families diversify their income (many families currently earn their living from the nearby garbage dump), and increase food security.

Solution

Our education promoters work with families to not only provide academic services, but also help learners and parents reflect about the value of education. At the same time, psychological accompaniment will help children address complications that impede their full development in school, such as trauma from their home or family conditions. Finally, urban gardens and income generation workshops help the families become more self-sufficient and thrive.

Long-Term Impact

After all the buildings were reviewed and the children went back to school, students were left with the memory of a time when Amextra and their community came together to support them in their time of need. Throughout the year, the Amextra Community Center is a resource for students to access homework help, English classes, a computer lab, food production skills, nutrition workshops, and psychological attention. When combined, these programs support strong, health children with bright futures!

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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