Transforming lives through education in colima, mexico

Sponsor a scholar

Volunteer Opportunity: 

Knit squares that will be used for afghans to be distributed to families in rural Mexico. The pattern and instructions on where to send the knitted squares can be found by clicking on the "info" button below.

work weeks info

Oct 29- Nov 5, 2017
Feb 24- March 3, 2018
July 1-8 ,2017

July 23-30, 2017
December  3-10, 2017

January 25- Feb 1, 2018

January 7-14, 2018

October 21- 28, 2018

Call us to setup one for your group


February 11-18, 2018

Project Amigo Mission Statement

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.