Isa Mundo travelled to Isla Mujeres and Cozumel to visit potential projects.
The first project we visited is Ciudad de Ángeles, a children’s home located on the island of Cozumel, Mexico. The home provides for the needs of orphaned, abandoned, and abused children in a safe and healthy environment. Ciudad de Ángeles is developing a permanent campus which will provide residences for over 80 children. Up to now, it has build three homes and is housing 28 children. We would like to extend a special thank you to Dennis who gave us a tour of the campus and introduced us to the wonderful children. For more information on Ciudad de Ángeles, please visit their website at www.ciudaddeangeles.org.
The second project we visited is The Little Yellow School House located on the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico. The main purpose of the school is to provide education and unique attention to children with special needs ranging from the ages of 3 to 17 years old. Currently there are 35 students, 5 teachers and 1 psychologist working on a part-time basis. Unfortunately, many of the children who attend the school come from abusive homes. In an effort to provide support for the parents, the school also offers group therapy sessions to help them better understand the special needs of the children. The school is supported solely by donations and receives no money from the Mexican government. For more information on the school or if you would like to donate to the school, please visit their website at http://www.isla-mujeres.net/school/home.htm. Please note that it is best to contact them in Spanish since none of their volunteers speak English.