Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Residents of the Playa del Carmen community live in substandard housing that is located a short distance from the major tourist locations in this area.,They are living in the jungle, without access to basic infrastructure such as electricity and plumbing.
Although public schooling in free in Mexico, these children are unable to attend due to cost of transport to school, which works out to about $3.00 USD a day. Their remote location, of the grid, posses many obstacles for attending school.
The fees for school lunches are also a major factor that can discourage school attendance, thus leaving children home to care for themselves, often without adult supervision.
Most of the children in this community will never attend any type of formal school so they rely on the free education from The Global Schoolhouse Initiative to provide them with the knowledge and resources to survive throughout their lives.
Thanks to a member of our international team, we were able to establish a connection with members of this community that have worked tirelessly to build a school within their jungle community.
This team of local women feed near 100 children two meals a day, while also teaching our curriculum.
This provides a form or safe childcare for these kids, a quality resilience based education, and the opportunity for families to work, free from worry about their children’s safety and success.