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Supporting VKEP Empowers the Community Through Education

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – In the heart of Volcanes, a vibrant community, there exists a program that provides opportunities for its children – the Volcanes Kids Education Program. This initiative has been instrumental in shaping the lives of countless students, offering them a pathway to a brighter future through education. However, to sustain our impactful work, the program urgently requires your financial support.

OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH EDUCATION:

Education is the cornerstone of progress and opportunities. Yet, in marginalized communities like Volcanes, access to quality education remains a challenge. Many families struggle to afford school supplies, uniforms, and educational resources for their children. Moreover, inadequate infrastructure and limited educational opportunities perpetuate cycles of poverty and inequality.

Recognizing these pressing issues, VKEP was established with a mission to bridge the gap and provide underprivileged children with access to quality education. Through a range of initiatives including after-school English classes, computer, Spanish tutoring, music classes, adult education (GED), mentorship programs, and extracurricular activities, the program aims to nurture the academic, social, and emotional development of its over 400 students who attend daily. Our Scholarship Program financially supports 100 students since 2012, twenty of them have graduated from university and are successfully working in their fields, and four of them work with us at VKEP.

THE IMPACT OF YOUR SUPPORT:

Your financial contribution can make a tangible difference in the lives of these children and the community at large. By supporting the Volcanes Kids Education Program, you are:

Enabling Future Leaders. Education unlocks doors of opportunity and empowers individuals to realize their full potential. Your support will enable children in Volcanes to access the education they need to pursue their dreams and become future leaders in their community.

Your donations empower students like Blanca, who at age 32 had not finished her primary education. With the help of our adult education, she graduated from primary and secondary school. With her diploma in hand, she went on to study high school at UNIVA. Today she is six months short of becoming a lawyer.

“To me this program has been a lifeline, I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for the opportunity VKEP gave me, I am very thankful to all the supporters of this program that changed my life,” said Blanca, who’s goal is to become a city councilwoman.

Education is a powerful tool for breaking the cycle of poverty. By investing in the education of disadvantaged children, you are providing them with the means to escape poverty, create a better life for themselves, and contribute positively to society.

Mariana Miramontes came to Puerto Vallarta with her sister and her mom looking for a better life, but the hardships of a single-parent household almost hindered her dreams. Thanks to her hard work, her drive and resilience, and her sponsor, she graduated two years ago with a Marketing major, and today she is a Project Manager of one of the most prestigious advertising firms in Bahia Banderas. “I am the first woman to graduate in my family, and I am very thankful for this amazing program which believed in me and supported me, it was not only the financial support, it was the emotional support I received. Today I have my dream job,” she said.

A Prosperous Community. A well-educated population is essential for the growth and prosperity of any community. By investing in education, you are not only transforming the lives of individual children but also laying the foundation for a stronger, more resilient community in Volcanes. Bertha Medina has lived in Volcanes for over 20 years, she mentioned in a previous Newsletter “When you educate the children, you educate the community.”

BECOME OUR PARTNER

Community support is crucial in enabling VKEP to continue its vital work. Here are some ways you can contribute:

1. Donate Financially: Your financial contribution, no matter how small, can make a significant impact on the lives of children in Volcanes. Every dollar donated goes towards providing educational resources, maintaining program operations, and most importantly supporting our teachers, who make the program what it is.
2. Volunteer Your Time: If you are unable to donate financially, consider volunteering your time and skills to support the program. Whether it’s tutoring students, organizing educational activities, or fundraising events, your involvement is invaluable.
3. Spread the Word: Help raise awareness about the Volcanes Kids Education Program and its mission. Share information about the program with your friends, family, and colleagues, and encourage them to get involved or make a donation.

Click HERE to make a PayPal donation to support VKEP in creating opportunities, building futures, and changing children’s lives for the better.

TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE:

Education is not just a fundamental right; it is a powerful catalyst for positive change. By supporting the Volcanes Kids Education Program, you are investing in the future of Volcanes and empowering its children to reach new heights of success and fulfillment. Your generosity has the power to transform lives and create a brighter tomorrow for generations to come.

To truly grasp the essence of our program, you’re invited to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of VKEP. Witness firsthand the joyous engagement of our students in their classes. When you are in Puerto Vallarta, book a tour and discover the magic of our educational environment. We offer daily tours, we can pick you up and drive you back to Costco. Or on Thursdays at 10:30 am at the Marriott after the Rotary meeting. For more information, call 322-126-4587, or email info(at)volcanesproject.com.

ABOUT VKEP

Volcanes Kids Education Program is an after-school program that centers on education in the community of Volcanes. We provide English, computer, music (35-member orchestra), and Spanish basic reading-writing skills, as well as, basic math, for over 400 students. We have a scholarship program with 100 students enrolled, and 20 who have graduated from university, four of them working in our program, six of them helping in other capacities.

We also have a variety of clubs with different interests led by volunteers from the community, such as Book Club, Cooking Club, Arts and Crafts Club, Butterfly Club, and Sports Club. We also provide adult education through INEA (GED) for students who for some reason did not finish their primary and junior high school.

If you want to know more about our programs, or how you can help, please contact us at mayrafumerton.vkep(at)gmail.com, or visit volcanesproject.com.

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