|Traveler Arlene Sellers with a student of the Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez School.||
"I loved seeing the bright eyes and warm smiles of the children and their teachers during our visits to the Mexican schools. They clearly appreciate what Grand Circle Foundation is doing … and so do I!"
Elsie Langford—Fairmont, Minnesota
Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez School
Partner since: 2003
Total donated: $22,778
"It was great to see the children so happy," declares Arlene Sellers, two-time traveler from Duncan, Oklahoma, of her visit to the Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez School in the village of Tehueco, Mexico. Roughly 100 Mayo Indian children, ages 6 through 12, receive their education there. "The children just beamed, and we were all delighted," she says.
Patricia and Richard Kane, 10-time travelers from East Syracuse, New York, were equally moved by their visit. "We had a very touching visit to the school in Mexico on the Copper Canyon," she says. "I will never, ever forget that school."
Grand Circle Foundation, through our World Classroom initiative, has made donations totaling $22,778 to this school for much-needed restrooms, school supplies, classroom repairs, and most recently, computers for the computer lab. Grand Circle associates from Boston even visited the school personally to set up the computers. We are proud that we've helped these charming young Mexicans—descendants of indigenous people who have lived here for thousands of years—by giving them educational tools for the 21st century.
School in session:
Mid-August through June
Gifts to bring if you're visiting:
- Pens and Pencils
- Drawing paper