Follow us on: Share this on: // Tony Nominee Sharon McNight sings ‘Songs to Offend Almost Everyone’ at The Palm! Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Tony Nominee Sharon McNight begins her hilarious show “Songs to Offend Almost Everyone” at 10pm on Sunday, March 10 at The Palm Cabaret and Bar (508 Olas Altas, southside/zona romantica). Her show [...]
Follow us on: Share this on: // March 1st 2013 marks the 8th anniversary for PVRPV in Puerto Vallarta Mexico. These last 8 years has been quite a journey filled with hopes and dreams, and this anniversary would not of been possible had it not been for our wonderful staff, our clients, our collaborators and [...]
PVRPV has a longstanding commitment to giving back into this wonderful community we call home. Several of our employees have participated in several non-profit opportunities for many years and as a company we have chosen to assist those on our midst who need support. We are doing several things that you may want to join us with.
We have identified a large community of mostly women and children who actually live in and support themselves off of the Puerto Vallarta land fill or dump. They actually feed and cloth themselves from the dump. There are organizations that support them with food and clothing. However, we believe that to actually break the cycle of poverty education is a real priority.
So we are doing your bit by working with other local expatriate business and restaurants in PV to bring school supplies to them as well as sponsor several promising students to stay in school. As these folks are desperately poor, they cannot afford the supplies and costs of their education. This is we where you and PVRPV come into action.
On your next visit to Puerto Vallarta please bring an extra suitcase of basic every day school supplies. Talk to your friends, community groups or your faith based organization about the possibility of gathering these for your next trip to Vallarta. This is actually changing lives and families for generations to come; your assistance is sincerely appreciated. Each Monday afternoon we head out to the area with some great food from area restaurants and our school supplies and spend just a few hours encouraging and working with many of the older children about school and its importance for the future. As the old saying goes; "It is better to teach a person to fish to care for themselves that to give them the fish." Author Unknown.
For the low cost of $250 sponsorship per year you can keep a child in school. This will pay for school supplies and uniforms as well as some modest family support. Most quit by the time they are 12-13 years old and go to work. You will personally get to know your sponsored child via pictures and letters. You may want to meet your sponsored child during your next visit to PV. This has been a rewarding and successful venture and we look forward to your kind assistance. Please call us at 206.388.3703 or send us an email to SITE_EMAIL_NOSPAM for additional information.
Sponsor a Child
Rotary Club International is a serviced based organization that brings together business people from all over the globe to reach out and serve others in need. Our number one goal is to serve others. We have identified a large community of mostly women and children who actually live in and support themselves off of the Puerto Vallarta land fill or dump. They actually feed and cloth themselves from the dump. There are organizations that support them with food and clothing. However, we believe that to actually break the cycle of poverty education is a real priority.
So we are doing your bit by working with other local expatriate business and restaurants in Puerto Vallarta to bring school sponsorships and supplies to them as well as sponsor several promising students to stay in school. As these folks are desperately poor, they cannot afford the supplies and costs of their education. Rotary Club Puerto Vallarta Sur is one of the most active clubs in Mexico.
Our number one goal is to minimize the cost of basic education for promising students and their families so that they can stay in school. At the age of 12 years, kids can legally leave school to go to work. With the family in dire need for a basic roof or some food, there really is no choice in the matter. In most cases we have seen, that the only reason many drop out is because they cannot afford the simple cloths, shoes, school supplies, and transportation even registration fees. With a little motivation, encouragement and cash many of these kids would jump at the opportunity to stay in school and not be a burden to the family with extra school expenses. We currently are sponsoring nearly 40 students each year.
So here is the plan. We have developed a simple yet extremely successful Scholarship Program (Programme de Beccas) in which a child is sponsored for one year, though we encourage our Sponsors to stay with their child through the completion of their education.
Here are the guidelines and rules;
- To be accepted the student must have a grade point average of at least 8 (out of 10) or better
- Their family's economic situation must be that with out this support the child would need to drop out of school.
- Their parents must be completely supportive of the student's education and be actively involved in the parenting process.
Cost To Sponsor a Student for one year:
- The cost of keeping an elementary student in school for one year is $250 USD
- The cost of keeping a middle school student in school for one year is $300 USD
- The cost of keeping a college or vocational student in school is $350 USD
You will be assigned your student and this student will remain your sponsored child until you either need to cancel or until the young person completes their education. We encourage continuing communication between the student and sponsor. If the sponsor ever has an opportunity to visit Puerto Vallarta we would be glad to arrange a time and meeting for your to get to know your sponsored young person and their families. Theses are wonderful people, who with just a little bit of help will make great citizens and will give back, just as you have.
Please contact Jorge Zambrano President of the Rotary Club Puerto Vallarta Sur at Andale's Restaurant on Olas Altas for more information. You may also contact Jorge at Andalejorge@hotmail.com.
Thanks you for your kind consideration and we look forward to meeting you soon.