Our love of Mexico brought us once again to Puerto Vallarta despite the crazy media blitz around the H1N1 virus. And, just for the record, there were absolutely no signs of the virus anywhere…everyone looked very healthy and energized for the summer months.
Given that it was already June by the time we left Canada, we were well overdue for our yearly visit at the Children of the Dump (which is slowly becoming one of our favorite yearly traditions!). This time around, we brought many English books to be donated to the School of Champions, which will be building their own library over the summer months. Thanks to the Vancouver Public Library who donated these books to the Isa Mundo Foundation, the library will be well stocked and the children will be able to enjoy learning English and developing their reading skills while discovering great stories along the way.
We also took advantage of our trip to PV to visit Pasitos de Luz, a free daycare facility providing children with severe disabilities with a caring and loving environment, treatment for individual rehabilitation, nutritional meals, physical stimulation, massages and therapy. Pasitos also provides regular evaluations from medical specialists, including occupational and speech therapists; as well as providing free orthopedic equipment. In addition, Pasitos provides moral and emotional support to the families of these children. The people that work at Pasitos de Luz are an inspiration to us all; the enthusiasm and love that is felt for the children is amazing! Gracias Yolanda y todos a Pasitos! Ustedes son una inspiración para todos!
We are currently in full research mode in figuring out how to best help Pasitos...and we have lots of ideas!
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Isa Mundo was invited to the launch of Latincouver, an organization that aims to strengthen and celebrate Vancouver's Latin American communities. Latincouver hopes to become the leading social, culture network and business portal for the Latin American community in the city by hosting a number of activities including business networking forum, social gatherings and cultural events.
Latincouver is aware of the growing Latin population and diversity in Vancouver and the contribution it is making in the art, music, culture, cuisine and business in the region. The organization will be a forum to help connect the city with the Latin community and share it's diverse cultures its residents.
To learn more about Latincouver, check out their Plaza Latina.
Monday, June 1, 2009
As of June 1st, Host Papa is a proud sponsor of Isa Mundo and we are thankful for the support and committment of Host Papa to host our website as a way of contributing to many of our projects.
We are proud to promote Host Papa as their vision alligns well with Isa Mundo. The company has taken the initiative of going green by purchasing 100% green renewable energy to power their data center, web servers, office computers, laptops and office space. These energy sources supply its entire equivalent energy consumption into the power-grid with certified 100% renewable green energy sources, such as wind and solar-powered energy.
HostPapa has won numerous awards and is consistently being ranked as one of the Top 10 web hosting companies. They take great pride in servicing their customers and continually out performing even their own expectations.
Thank you Host Papa for taking care of Isa Mundo!!
To learn more about Host Papa and services they provide, please visit their website at www.hostpapa.com