november-3

Another Successful School Build

It’s Friday and this morning, I didn’t wake up to the sound of church bells ringing at 5:45 am (people have to go to mass since Easter is approaching), the fireworks that went off right after the church bells, or the sound of chicks, chickens, and roosters. Instead the truck that brings gas played its […]

november-4

The Need for Inclusive Education

Last week we attended Mexicanos Primero’s “Tod@s” conference in Mexico City. Mexicanos Primero is a think tank based in Mexico which focuses on high quality education for all students around the country. In Mexico, 42.6% of the population lives below the poverty line. There are more than 30 million students in school, however education isn’t […]

november-1

Why I’m Back in Chiapas: Jake

We’re very sad because two-time expeditioner, Jake, is leaving us to return to Utah. In January, Jake joined us as a volunteer. He has participated in two expeditions, the first in Choholjo and the second in Los Pozos. After graduation from high school, he was looking to contribute in a larger way and has helped […]

november-1

Why Women’s Education is Fundamental to Progress

In many developing countries, girls’ education is not as important as boys’. If parents have to choose between sending their son or daughter to school, they will choose to send their son. This happens for a variety of reasons. In many cases, receiving education means  paying for the expenses associated with going to school (books, inscription fees, transportation), walking […]

november-2

10 Questions with Jackie

1. What is your name?  Lourdes Jacqueline Gomez Cruz 2. Where are you from?  My beautiful San Cristobal de las Casas 3. Where and what did you study?  I studied law in a private university called San Marcos in San Cristobal. I decided to not study at a public school because I had to work and […]