Featured School: Santa Catarina; Monterrey, Mexico
Students at Mano Amiga Santa Catarina will have the benefit of ceiling fans for relief from the sweltering heat now that an out-dated electrial system has been updated. Catholic World Mission and partner charities have funded an over-haul of the electrical system and transformer, which had been sparking and failing on a regular basis. We are blessed to be a part of this important project to keep the children safe and focused on learning.
The bad transformer at Santa Catarina will be replaced with an up-to-code model, allowing the school options to install fans and other electrical equipment as needed, as well as ensuring the safety of the children and staff.
Santa Catarina is one of the first Mano Amiga schools, opening in 1989, one year after Hurricane Gilberto hit the Monterrey area. The school set up shelters for hurricane victims the summer before its opening. Brenda, an elementary school teacher at Santa Catarina, remembers those days well. See her story here.
Featured School: La Cima, Mexico
Thanks in part to Catholic World Mission donors, a new wall and protective fencing has been installed at Mano Amiga La Cima in Monterrey. The school has been plagued by vandals ever since Hurricane Alex blew down the wall two years ago. Mano Amiga is a safe haven for impoverished students in this town near Monterrey, Mexico. Thank you, CWM donors, for keeping it that way!
Below: Students have been exposed to potential crime in the adjacent town due to broken fencing
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All Mano Amiga Locations:
- 1963 Zomeyucan, Edo. de México, MEX.
- 1964 Tizapán, Distrito Federal, MEX.
- 1974 Monterrey (La Boquilla), Nuevo León, MEX.
- 1979 León, Guanajuato, MEX.
- 1987 Cualcan Lerma, Edo. de México, MEX.
- 1989 Recoleta, Santiago de Chile, CHILE.
- 1989 Santa Catarina, Nuevo León, MEX.
- 1990 Guadalajara, Jalisco, MEX.
- 1991 La Cima, Nuevo León, MEX.
- 1993 Chalco, Edo. de México, MEX.
- 1994 Torreón, Coahuila, MEX.
- 1994 Filas de Mariche, Caracas, VZLA.
- 1997 Bello, Antioquía, COLOMBIA.
- 1999 Irapuato, Guanajuato, MEX.
- 2001 Acapulco, Guerrero, MEX.
- 2002 Región V, Santiago de Chile, CHILE.
- 2002 Santa Teresa de los Andes, Santiago de Chile, CHILE.
- 2003 Fátima, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA.
- 2003 San Antonio, La Paz, ES.
- 2004 La Montaña, Fila de Turgua, VZLA.
- 2004 Villas de San Juan (León II), Guanajuato, MEX.
- 2005 Conkal, Yucatán, MEX.
- 2005 Querétaro, Querétaro, MEX.
- 2006 Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, MEX.
- 2006 Culiacán, Sinaloa, MEX.
- 2006 Puebla, Puebla, MEX.
- 2006 Tapachula, Chiapas, MEX.
- 2006 Sao Paulo, BRA.
- 2007 San Paulo, Brazil
- 2007 Taguig, Phillippines
- 2008 Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala
- 2009 Cancun, Mexico
- 2009 Morelia Michoacán, Mexico
- 2009 Santa Fe de la Laguna, Michoacán, Mexico
- 2011 Zipaquira, Colombia