Mano Amiga was founded in 1963 in Mexico to bring high quality Catholic education to children from low-income families.
CWM is proud to support 37 Mano Amiga campuses in 8 countries throughout Latin America and the Philippines. Thanks to you, more than 22,000 children have been educated at a Mano Amiga school. 22,000 children who would have never had the chance to go to school otherwise. 22,000 children who will grow up to give back to their communities as doctors, teachers, and loving parents, all because you made it possible for them to get a high quality, life-changing Catholic education at a Mano Amiga school!
Mano Amiga schooling is much more than education, it is a system for radically transforming the life of a child in poverty. Mano Amiga education is also comparable to high quality private school education. It not only prepares its students academically, but also offers accessory programs to help the family, such as basic health services, and job placement. A very important mission of the school is the spiritual accompaniment of the students and their families. Students receive a Catholic to the core formation. The school prepares students to receive their first communion, to bring baptism to Catholic students who are not baptized, and organizes penitential days for the entire community.
Education is one of the core services we provide to communities in need. Thanks to the generosity of friends like you, we support Mano Amiga Schools in the following countries:
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