Last year I donated to an organization called Foundation Escalera, one of their programs involves expeditions to the neediest villages in Mexico to build schools as a way to combat poverty through access to education. So last December I volunteered my time during the holidays to go to Chiapas, Mexico to build a school for some kids in need.
This year I am considering going back for Round 2! A new school, a new village, 200 more kids in need!
If you want to help me go build another school this year, please consider a contribution to Foundation Escalera. The first $1,000 in donations to crowdrise team page will be matched by Living Philanthropic’s amazing anonymous donor CYPHER! Also, the Mexican Government is matching dollar for dollar the amount raised for Foundation Escalera!
Foundation Escalera is a leader in providing educational infrastructure to indigenous villages in Mexico. This summer Escalera will embark on a new project to investigate the secondary education system and finalize an improvement plan for the local government. To this end Escalera is interested in recruiting highly motivated individuals to help support ground level operations in Chiapas, Mexico as a part of the Escalera Internship Program.
How you can help! $10 Student school kit (part of the ‘Incentives to Learn’ program) $25 Back pack (for ‘Incentives to Learn’ program) $75 Buys a bike for a student to commute to school $100 Classroom school kits (for ‘Incentives to Learn’ program) $250 Elementary school scholarship $500 Technical training scholarship $850 High school tuition, room and board $10,000 Build one junior high school classroom
Living Philanthropic was founded in April 2010 as one man’s mission to give to charity everyday for a year. This mission is built on a belief that you don’t have to be rich in dollars to make a difference; you only need to be rich in spirit. After completing his 365 day mission, the spirit of giving everyday carries on through his friends and in his mission to continue his micro-philanthropy for a second year. For more information, please visit: www.livingphilanthropic.com