(To read IPODERAC's full newsletter in Spanish, click here).
March 11, 2019
As part of the Independent Life program, we held a fair where we could get to know the local educational programs that are available. This activity was intended to help the boys find a vocational school or work and prepare for life once that they leave IPODERAC.
Dental Health Volunteers: Yamoka Family and John St Germain
March 25-29, 2019
As is already tradition, we received a visit from the family of Elsa and Scott Yamaoka, and John St Germain, who completed an intense week of dental health treatments. These visitors did dental cleanings and extractions for all of us. The services were extended to the collaborators of IPODERAC, and some colleagues of our schools, as well as the five girls who now live at IPODERAC.
We opened the first house for IPODERAC Niñas!
April 20, 2019
After many years of planning, work, and hope, on April 30th, we had a small and meaningful ceremony for the opening of the first house at IPODERAC Niñas. The Board of Directors attended and we received the first girls who will live in the home. Days before, we planted more than fifty bougainvilleas to help make the facilities of IPODERAC Niñas beautiful. We were emotional receiving the new girls. Welcome to IPODERAC!
¡Feliz Día del Niño!
April 24 and 27, 2019
We have been very happy! On April 27th, we received our friends of CITIBANAMEX: fifty volunteers who, in alliance with Fundación Quiera, prepared a celebration for us with lots of food, inflatables, games, laughs, and fun. Also, on April 24th, a group of 30 volunteers from CEDIS OXXO Puebla visited us to celebrate our day with delicious pizzas, a clown show, group games, and gifts.
Thank you very much for sharing this day with us!
Volunteers from Michigan at IPODERAC
April 24-27, 2019
We received an enthusiastic group of volunteers, all students university students, from Michigan, USA. They supported us with several activities, including painting the cheese factory and the house of San Pablo. To top off their visit, they organized a community farewell meal. The afternoon was full of games and piñatas, and they gave us many gifts.