Stepping Up to the Plate

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There is an old Beatles song, Hello, Goodbye, that sums up the way we have felt here at the school for the last few months. “I say high, you say low. You say why, and I say I don’t know. Oh no. You say goodbye, and I say hello, hello, hello.”

The pandemic has left us all reeling and unable to plan anything because of the virus’ unpredictability. One day things are looking good, the next day it is gloomy. One day we are planning to open up, the next day we are closing everything up. It’s been that kind of frustrating year.

“Identify your problems, but give your power and energy to solutions.”

However, we have not let this unpredictability stop us from finding ways to help our students in whichever way possible, always taking care of their health and safety and following all the protocols required by the government and common sense.

As mentioned in one of the articles above, the main problem our students are facing right now with online classes is that most of them do not have access to computers and/or internet. To help these students out, we have opened the school to allow a maximum of seven students per classroom to come use our computers and internet for their classes. The smaller students are being helped with their homework while at the same time reinforcing reading, writing and some math activities. These three topics are the most important for us right now.

Our teachers have done a fabulous job in being chameleons and adapting to every situation as it arises due to Covid-19. Our project continues to fill a great void in education, especially during these critical times when public education in Mexico is in total chaos and a lot of students are being left behind. In the spirit of the World Series, you can say this project has been stepping up to the plate. Thanks to every single one of you who donates to makes this project possible.


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