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Happy Spring from Project Amigo!

We are scheduling Work Weeks for those of you who would like to Save The Dates! Please visit our Work Weeks page to see which week you would like to come to Colima. Whether you're coming for the first time or returning to one of your favorite places the health and safety of all of our volunteers, students and staff is paramount. We are all navigating the uncertainty together but we can't wait to welcome our friends back! 

For any questions please contact our volunteer coordinator at bayardo@projectamigo.org

 

As the pandemic continues to take its toll on all of us, we would like to say Muchas Gracias for everything that you do for kids in Colima, Mexico. They might feel a little farther away this year but on behalf of all the graduates - the engineers, teachers, nurses, doctors, lawyers, graphic designers, social workers, architects, gastronomists, psychologists and business professionals - YOU turned those dreams into degrees.

On behalf of all the current students working hard to achieve their dreams - THANK YOU!

To continue supporting these hard-working students, you can click above to donate online, you can contribute to our Facebook campaign or you can mail a check to our mailing address.

Project Amigo
936 B 7th St., #168
Novato, CA 94945
USA

COVID-19 Corona Virus Updates

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.

 

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

* All presentations at Rotary clubs are available via Zoom or any online platform. Contact info@projectamigo.org 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!

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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.

 

*Todas las presentaciones a los Clubs Rotarios están disponibles via Zoom y otras plataformas. 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! 

Academic Recognition for Project Amigo from the University of Colima

Three professors at the University of Colima recently completed an in-depth research project on the comprehensive support Project Amigo provides for students who are enrolled in our program. 

Your support is so much more than a tuition reimbursement! 

Click here to read the report and learn more about why these researchers are recommending that our model be replicated throughout Mexico. 

At this time all Work Weeks have been postponed 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.

Tranforming lifes through education - you can help us turn dreams into careers!

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.