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English Program at Andres Quintana Roo

What a wonderful experience we all had again this season at Andres Quintana Roo Primary School in Chicxulub! Forty four volunteers, the afternoon students in grades 3 through 6, and their Teachers and Directora all worked together to promote and provide introductory English instruction one hour a week over 10 weeks from January through to the end of March. The curriculum at each grade level includes words and phrases for meeting and greeting people, family and friends. It builds year to year to include simple sentences such as ‘I have’, ‘I do not have’, ‘I can’, ‘I cannot’, ‘do you have’ etc. As well, the students get some practice in counting in English. he program is mostly oral. The students are encouraged to talk, talk, talk – to their teachers and to each other – through games, singing and art. The goal of the programme is to have the students become comfortable hearing and speaking simple English words and phrases so that they may greet visitors to their pueblo if they choose and as a support for their future endeavours in the work force.Thank you, one and all, for this happy, productive, successful season! Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5Grade...

Semana Santa Workshops

Not one to sit still, Carmita organized with her junior volunteers to do a workshop every day with 26 kids ages 51/2 to 10.  The kids were excited and the junior volunteers did a great job with mentoring from Carmita. The core values they discussed and worked with Solidarity, Respect, Humanity and  Tolerance. The kids had heard these terms before but at the end of the week they better understood the meaning and how to see it every day.  They spent the time talking about the values, what they mean to each of them and drawing artwork for both parents and themselves to indicate their understanding. Towards the end each child had a drawing to depict their favorite animals and what it meant to them. On the weekend a group of children, parents and volunteers took a trip to the Abeja Panet (Bee Planet). They travelled by bus and had a great experience. Initially there was some fear of the bees but by the end they were all excited and wanting more! From website All suited upbee hiveEnjoyingSome junior volunteers Some of the...
Help From The Community

Help From The Community

I do apologize to Lynn and Sue for omitting their work for Las Mujeres de Chicxulub. Sue and I started this project to make bread bags to reduce plastic and help raise money for this group. Thanks to Sue and Lynn who worked with Patricia Cervera Fernandez and her friends in creating a recycled bread bag and donated the funds raised 1120 pesos to the Food Bank. Patricia also donated a sewing machine to Las Mujeres de Chicxulub while Lynn and Sue left Las Mujeres with fabric to make more bags. John Sue Power presenting Carmita head of Mujeres de Chicxulub, part of Chicxulub Foodbank with a sewing machine donated from Patricia Cervera Fernandez and all her friends who supported this project and materials we gave them. This was a project that Sue and I started now it is for them to make bread bags to reduce plastic and help raise money for this group. La Reina bakery in ChixA happy customerDonation from Patricia Fernandez and friends Thanks to Marge who made a generous donation of 25 pairs of slippers with grip bottoms for the residents of the San Joachin Albergue. They will have warm feet during the cool...
May 2019 Dispensa

May 2019 Dispensa

Time is flying and here it is the end of May.  What a good month it has been.  The weather has become hotter but the wind continues to blow.  It is cooler here than in Merida! The May dispensa went well with most folks arriving on time.  Our number of volunteers are down but all still went well. We had 3 young folks help bring the supplies from Carmita’s to Capitan Flores. We needed some strong arms to help. Also our youngest volunteer, Lina was handing out the dispensas and detergent to the clients. Lina has been volunteering with us since she was 8 months old. She is doing a fine job. Lina with #1Helpers with musclesBeginningOnslaughtReadyJody with Duna Sosa...

Soup Kitchen Gardens

Barb and I have been volunteering at the soup kitchen garden once a week since December of this winter, doing some weeding, watering, raking and fertilizing! It’s been amazing. There has been a good group of expat volunteers, and in November when they first took over the garden under the guidance of Karen and Francois Cloutier, there was apparently just a jungle that had completely overrun a garden that had been in use until about 2 years ago. We were fortunate enough to have some partially raised garden beds, a volunteer bought one pump and donated a new drip system, and then a second person bought a second pump to help us with the watering. We also had hoses, plants, pots, chicken manure and tools donated by various volunteers and supporters. In very short order, the whole area was trimmed, weeded, soil put down and then seeds, and some starter plants planted! Now, 5 months later, there have been abundant crops of such things as tomatoes, perennial everbearing spinach, cilantro, onions, garlic, peppers, cabbage, carrots, chayote, lettuce, watermelon, squash, beans and even corn! We are learning that several of the things we have planted are not what the ladies will use in the soup kitchen, so this will need to evolve over time, and the group is working on it, but once it is fine tuned, the basics will be wonderful to be able to provide and hopefully save them money in the long run. We have volunteers going in 6 days/week to water, weed and keep things growing.  See photos We are also very blessed to have a...

Bingo Last Hurrah

What an incredible season this bingo was!! We enjoyed 6 sessions of bingo every 2nd and 4th Wed of the month from January to March…this was a first. Attendance was very good and thank you to all who attended. The amazing team of Jackie, Karen, Lorraine, Austin, Kathy, Pauline,Bev and of course our great photographer Wayne did a wonderful job. La Antigua and staff worked well with us and helped us make the hours fly by!! Thanks to Esau and Erik for their attention to detail. These are the last of the photos for this season. Hope to see you next season. These are the last of the photos for this season. BettyCathyChristineDennisJo AnnKathyLinda TLindaPauletteRachelRebeccaSaved the dayWayneCarlos,Pauline and KathyKaren y JackieGroup of playersWinningest table Hope to see you next...