Commitment to Action

Quality Schools in Mexican Border Communities

Commitment by

Worldfund

In 2007, a consortium of Mexican and U.S.-based NGOs and corporations committed to building five top-quality schools in Mexican border communities with the objective of providing impoverished youth with skills to break the cycle of poverty into which they were born. The first school, Mano Amiga Tijuana, opened its doors in August 2008 to 319 preschool through third grade students. The school added a fourth grade class in the 2009-2010 school year and a fifth grade in the 2010-2011 school year. The school now serves a total of 406 students and will add an additional grade each year until it offers a complete primary and secondary education to more than 1,000 students. The pre-construction phase of the development of Mano Amiga Piedras Negras in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, is almost complete. Preliminary steps have been taken to determine the feasibility of opening a third school, Mano Amiga Nuevo Laredo, in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas.

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Commitment

Quality Schools in Mexican Border Communities

Launched

2007

Est. Duration

5 Years

Estimated Total Value

$5,200,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

MEXICO

Commitment by

Worldfund

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Value Financial Group, Alfa, Homex, Fundacion Altius