Last year you helped raise funds for Mano Amiga Tapachula to build a high school! The construction is halfway through, you can see the transformation go from the skeleton shape of the building taking shape to a strong three story school! Safety is of utmost importance so one of the first things installed at the new building is guard rails. Keep checking back with us to see more updates!
Education is the fastest way to deliver people out of drugs and gangs we are happy that progress is quickly being made for the Tapachula High School!
We are so thankful to our donors for helping raise enough money to build a high school for Mano Amiga Tapachula! The local town and government were able to come together with our donors to raise enough money to lay the foundation - literally, and metaphorically- for the high school. The event was chaired by the Bishop of Tapachula, Mons. Leopoldo Gonzalez, accompanied by Dr. Javier Vargas, national director of Mano Amiga, by Carolina Rodriguez, director of the College, and the local director of Regnum Christi.
The event included laying the first brick for the school. They described the event as a humble ceremony. A third grader of Mano Amiga Tapachula shared what it means to him to continue his education after eighth grade, and the students sang the Mano Amiga anthem. The students also held a sign that read "GRACIAS," to show their appreciation to everyone that made the high school possible.