Sunday, January 5, 2020

Manigong Bagong Taon - Happy New Year - Feliz Año Nuevo - Bonne Année

Wishing everyone the very best in 2020! We are grateful for our network of individuals, groups and corporations who continue to provide much needed funding to complete our projects.

In 2019, we funded access to technology, improve nutrition of children in day care centre, provided books and school materials, improve water quality and supported teachers in various educational facilities. These would not have happen without the commitment and passion of Mundoers who took their time to travel and visit communities we serve.

Isa Mundo will begin to make a few changes in 2020. Moving towards a stronger focus on education and expansion of the Isa Mundo Education Centre (IMEC) and using the facility to strengthen and improve our objectives.

We intend to deliver a life skills program for children and youth and a community sustainability initiative with a focus on green living and conservation. These objectives will be part of the curriculum within the IMEC thus providing efficiency in reaching as many community members as possible.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Season's Greetings

Dear friends of the Isa Mundo Foundation,

This past year, with your support and contributions, we were able to help children, families, and communities in Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, India and the Philippines.

On behalf of all those who have benefited from your generosity, we at the Isa Mundo Foundation thank you wholeheartedly for your ongoing support and commitment to improving the present and future of so many.

We look forward to the upcoming year as we continue, together, to make a difference in the lives of those in need.

Happy Holidays!

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Chers amis de la fondation Isa Mundo,

Grâce à votre appui et vos contributions, nous avons pu faire une différence dans la vie de plusieurs enfants, familles et communautés du Mexique, des Philippines, du Nicaragua, du Guatemala et en Inde.

Tous les gens qui ont profité de votre générosité, ainsi que la Fondation Isa Mundo, vous sont reconnaissants et vous remercient d’avoir contribué à leur bien-être d’aujourd’hui et de demain.

Nous vous souhaitons tous de Joyeuses Fêtes!

Monday, December 9, 2019

Salamat po IMEC


We were able to visit the Bambang Elementary School (BES) today and speak to lead the teacher and tech support that operates the Isa Mundo Education Centre (IMEC). We had a tour of the original IMEC space and also new classrooms where our donated laptops and supplies are being used.

We were informed that BES has a 100% graduation rate allowing all children the opportunity to continue to high school. We are proud of the many accomplishments of the IMEC and its students and we are proud to be a part of their success. We have tremendous respect and gratitude for all teachers at the BES and the passion they have shown to improve the educational opportunities of students. We are committed to support and improve the IMEC and will continue to provide much needed technology to the school.

We are looking forward to our next visit in Bambang and hearing more success stories from students and teachers.

Salamat po / Thank you

Monday, November 11, 2019

Isa Mundo Mexico Visit

Mundoers are currently in Mexico to complete the last visit of 2019 in Jalisco State. It has been a successful year with renewed partnerships with the Global Young Leaders Network (GYLN), Air Transat, Grainger Wealth Management and passionate individuals.

We visited Boca de Tomatlan school and continue to be impressed with the positive influence of the IMEC in improving the educational opportunities of students in Boca. The IMEC has become a hub of activities with the small library, access to laptops, English classes and art and craft sessions. We hope to continue supporting the IMEC and strengthen the partnership with GYLN to collaborate on future projects. One objective is to find a way to fund a part-time teacher to assist the lead teacher, Cynthia Leigh - in keeping the learning centre and school activities operating.

We also traveled to visit Pasitos de Luz at Casa Connor and were inspired by the staff and volunteers doing so much for the children in this amazing facility. The children are nurtured in a healthy and loving environment supported by community members, caregivers, health experts and visitors who donate time and financial contributions to improve the situation of the children.

We will continue to support and promote these projects to our network of funders and volunteers and look forward to our next visit in 2020.


Friday, August 9, 2019

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

Every year, the Isa Mundo Foundation acknowledges and celebrates the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. According to the United Nations (UN), it is estimated that 370 million Indigenous people inhabit the globe, representing 5% of the world's population. Indigenous peoples and communities are diverse with distinct languages, cultures and traditional knowledge and help protect 80% of the world's diversity.*

Isa Mundo develops additional strategy regarding the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) to ensure that our projects are inclusive and appropriate consultations are completed in every stage of the project.

Isa Mundo continues to partner with Indigenous people in regions we work and has supported and completed projects in Peru, Guatemala and Mexico in collaboration with local organizations, community members and leaders.

We acknowledge that our office in Ottawa, Ontario is located on the traditional unceded territories of the Algonquin nation. Our office in Vancouver, British Columbia is located on the shared unceded territories of the Musqueam, Skxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations of the Coast Salish peoples. 

To learn more about International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples and how to support and celebrate Indigenous cultures and communities - please visit the United Nations website. 

Meegwetch –ᖁᔭᓐᓇᒦᒃ - Marsi – Mahsi Cho - Wela’lin – Nia:Wen - hay ch œa - Huy Chexw


* From the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change 
** Posters from the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Indigenous


Sunday, June 2, 2019

Empowerment International


We would like to highlight the Empowerment International (EI), an organization based in Granada, Nicaragua.  It has been years since we last visited EI but we are hoping to do so in the near future.  We are happy to update that the program we helped launched at EI is still going strong and the IMEC is operational and being used by students. 

We will be reaching out to EI this year to help provide additional support and upgrade laptops, devices and other educational tools needed.  EI also has the ability to do mobile or home visits as part of its education program which increases its reach in providing opportunities for children who cannot make the travel to city of Granada.  We want to explore how we can support this important initiative.  

To see the IMEC in EI, visit the Computer Lab – Program Site and to learn more about the organization, click on www.empowermentinternational.org

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Happy Nanay's Day !

Isa Mundo Foundation would like to take the time to recognize and celebrate all mothers who have given so much to make families and communities better.

This year, Isa Mundo Foundation is promoting and highlighting the Malala Foundation - an organization working for the world where every girl can learn and lead and a commitment to ensure every girl has access to education.  This Mother's Day, we would like to honor the passion and care of mothers to change the world and create a better future for all children.

To learn more about this organization and campaign, please visit the Malala Foundation at www.malala.org

And to all the Mothers in the world - Thank You!  And Happy Nanay's Day !!