COVID-19 Corona Virus Update

from Project Amigo

Italians are singing to each other from their windows and quarantined celebrities are singing to everyone through the internet. Museums are broadcasting free tours and libraries are offering free downloads of thousands of books.

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 June. Staff members are working from home and are available by phone and email.

* Project Amigo's May 2nd auction in San Francisco is canceled.

* All presentations at Rotary clubs and other events are postponed until further notice.


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.

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En Italia se cantan los unos a los otros desde sus ventanas y celebridades en cuarentena cantan para todos a través del internet. Los museos están transmitiendo tours gratuitos y las bibliotecas están ofreciendo descargas gratuitas de miles de libros.

 

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 Junio. Los miembros del staff están trabajando desde casa y están disponibles vía telefónica y correo electrónico.

 

*La Subasta de Proyecto Amigo del día 2 de Mayo en San Francisco ha sido cancelada.

 

*Todas las presentaciones a los Clubs Rotarios y otros eventos han sido pospuestos hasta nuevo aviso.

 

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 July 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: heatheredwards@projectamigo.org.

Jan 10 - 17, 2021 - OPEN

Jan 24 - 31, 2021 - OPEN

March 7 - 14, 2021 Construction - OPEN
March 28 - April 4, 2021- OPEN
Oct 27 - Nov 4, 2020 Alaska Group - OPEN
Nov 15 - 22, 2020 - OPEN
Feb 7 - 13, 2021 - OPEN
Feb 21 - 28, 2021 - OPEN
Jul 4 - 11, 2021- OPEN
Cancelled due to COVID quarantine
December 6 - 13, 2020 - OPEN
Stay tuned for post-COVID updates

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.

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