COVID-19 Corona Virus Update
from Project Amigo
These are unprecedented times, friends. Let's do our part to minimize the spread and impact of COVID-19!
We want to assure all of you that Project Amigo is taking every necessary precaution to keep our students and staff safe and healthy. We are operating in keeping with all government recommendations and our own internal policies to protect everyone.
* No Work Weeks are scheduled until November. Staff members are working from home and are available by phone and email.
* All presentations at Rotary clubs are available via Zoom. Contact us to schedule one!
Please #StayHome as much as you can and practice #SocialDistancing for any urgent times you might have to leave the house.
We are a mission-driven organization supported by compassionate people who believe in our students, in the greater good. We will get through this! We look forward to celebrating with all of you once this difficult time is behind us. In the meantime, please take good care of yourselves and one another!
We are all neighbors! Thank you for all you do to make our global community a better place!
From all of us here at Project Amigo, gracias.
Son tiempos sin precedentes, nuestros amigos. Hágamos nuestra parte para evitar la propagación y el impacto del COVID-19.
Queremos asegurarte que en Proyecto Amigo estamos tomando las debidas precauciones para mantener a nuestros estudiantes seguros y sanos. Estamos trabajando en mantener todas las recomendaciones del gobierno y nuestras políticas internas para protegernos todos.
*No habrá Semanas de Trabajo agendadas hasta Noviembre. Los miembros del staff están trabajando desde casa y están disponibles vía telefónica y correo electrónico.
*Todas las presentaciones a los Clubs Rotarios están disponibles via Zoom. Contáctanos por un programa!
Por favor #QuedateEnCasa tanto como sea posible y practica el #DistanciamientoSocial para cualquier urgencia en la que debas salir de tu casa.
Somos una organización impulsada por la misión y apoyada por personas compasivas que creen en nuestros estudiantes y en el bien de ellos. Vamos a salir de esta! Esperaremos celebrar con todos ustedes una vez que esta difícil situación haya terminado. Por ahora por favor cuídense ustedes y los unos a los otros.
Todos somos vecinos.
Gracias a todos ustedes por hacer de nuestra comunidad global un mejor lugar!
At this time all Work Weeks through Summer 2020 have been canceled in order to best comply with all health and safety requirements here in Mexico and internationally due to COVID-19 and quarantine protocol.
It is with tremendous disappointment that we made this difficult decision. Work Weeks are life-changing experiences for our volunteers and our students. We can't wait to reunite with all of our friends as soon as it is safe to travel again.
We would like to thank everyone for their patience and tremendous support as we have adapted to the "new normal" during this pandemic.
We will continue to adapt as protocols change in Colima and the rest of the world.
If your Rotary club, book club, church group, chamber of commerce, business or any other organization is currently meeting via Zoom or another platform and would like to host a presentation about Work Weeks specifically or Project Amigo itself we would love to "join" you online. Please contact our development director: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community and Construction
November 24-25, 2020
Designed with the vacationer, expat and snowbird from the coastal area in mind, a Project Amigo Volunteer Experience is a one night, two-day experience into the “Real Mexico”.
Cost per person MXN$3,000.00; $225.00 Canadian; $200.00 US.
Mexican Cooking and More
February 16,17,18 or
March 2,3,4, 2021
Many of our former participants of the Volunteer Experience have expressed an interest in Mexican culinary art. They like to learn how to make real Mexican Dishes and learn more about the ingredients used. Our resident chef Lupita, has offered to share her knowledge with you during a two night, three-day cooking class.
Cost per person: MXN$4,500.00; $325.00 Canadian; $250.00 US.
Project Amigo supports students from Colima, Mexico so that they can create their own educational opportunities and better their quality of life.
To do this, we remove the financial barriers to education through scholarships that include school fees, transportation, uniforms and school supplies, and a hot lunch. Our staff also provide tutoring and mentoring during Project Amigo Homework Club. Homework Clubs also provide us with a way of keeping in close touch with the students so we can identify problems before they become so severe that the student is forced to drop out of school.
We also provide opportunities for volunteers from other countries to do valuable humanitarian service that creates and fosters friendship and understanding across cultures.
Education and literacy are powerful tools to create a brighter future for the world’s children who in turn benefit the nations they live in. Since 1984, Project Amigo has worked with rural youth in Mexico to continue their formal schooling including university level.
Project Amigo became a U.S. 501c3 non-profit charity in 1996, providing educational scholarships, material support, enrichment activities, and health care to disadvantaged youth in the state of Colima, Mexico.
Volunteer Work Weeks based at our headquarters in the beautiful hillside village of Cofradía de Suchitlán allow volunteers from other countries to engage in humanitarian service and become both friends and sponsors of Mexican youth seeking the many advantages of education.