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Mano Amiga Schools


Mano Amiga

Under the spiritual direction of the Legion of Christ, a religious order of the Catholic Church, the first Mano Amiga School opened its doors to 15 students in kindergarten in 1963. Our Mano Amiga (Helping Hand) schools address the academic, physical, emotional and spiritual needs of families in impoverished areas.

Mano Amiga Students

Today, there are 38 schools in the Mano Amiga system, serving over 21,000 students living in poor, urban communities in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Venezuela and the Philippines. Providing high-quality, values-based Catholic education, thousands of students are rescued from what could be a life plagued by drugs, violence and chronic poverty.

The success of Mano Amiga is confirmed in the statistics. More than 90% of Mano Amiga students complete their high school education; at least 85% go on to University or technical school; in regional scholastic competitions, Mano Amiga students repeatedly come out on top, beating out students from wealthy, elite schools. Creating a platform for people to use their God-given talents to become self-sufficient, Mano Amiga Schools offer families the experience of love, intellectual stimulation, spiritual growth and opportunity.

 



Learn More About Our Featured Schools:

Argentina

Argentina

Santa Maria

Brazil

Brazil

Sao Paulo

 

Colombia

Colombia

Bello Antioquia

Zipaquira, Cundinamarca

El Salvador

El Salvador

San Antonio

Mano Amiga Guatemala

Guatemala

Cristo Rey Piedra Parada

Mexico

Mexico

Monterrey

Tapachula

Tijuana

Philippines

Philippines

Taguig

Venezuela

Venezuela

 Mariches

Turgua

 



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.
  • 2002 San Antonio, El Salvador
  • 2003 Fátima, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA.
  • 2003 San Antonio, La Paz, ES.
  • 2003 Santa María, Argentina
  • 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 Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2006 Cristo Rey Piedra Parada, Guatemala
  • 2006 Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, MEX.
  • 2006 Culiacán, Sinaloa, MEX.
  • 2006 Puebla, Puebla, MEX.
  • 2006 Tapachula, Chiapas, MEX.
  • 2008 Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala
  • 2008 Tijuana, MEX.
  • 2008 Taguig, Phillippines
  • 2009 Cancun, Mexico
  • 2009 Morelia Michoacán, Mexico
  • 2009 Santa Fe de la Laguna, Michoacán, Mexico
  • 2011 Zipaquira, Colombia