March 2018 – Present / Mexico
On September 7, 2017, one of the most lethal earthquakes in Mexican history, an alarming 8.2 magnitude quake, shuddered near the southern state of Chiapas. Only 12 days later and a few hundred miles away, a 7.1 magnitude quake rocked central Mexico, toppling buildings, breaking gas mains, knocking out electricity and sparking fires across the city and other towns in central Mexico.
All Hands and Hearts has identified one of the hardest hit communities, the small village of El Jicarero, who lost their school and the opportunity to build a brighter future for their children through education. Now our team is on the ground and partnering with Happy Hearts Fund Mexico to reconstruct the Narciso Mendoza Primary school, which will include 6 new classrooms, water, sanitation and hygiene facilities and a computer lab, alongside landscaping and fencing for the school. The new classrooms will enable at 151 current students to go back to school and projected 400+ students over next 10 years. Upon completion, this will be our tenth disaster resilient school rebuilt in Mexico.
Volunteer Hours: 1585
Complimentary flights now available! To express our gratitude for signing up to volunteer for 2+ weeks to our programs in Texas, US Virgin Islands or Mexico*, we will offer you a complimentary round-trip flight from participating airports in the United States.
It takes years for communities to rebuild and as time passes they are often forgotten. NOW more than ever is the time we need everyone to join in and help. Apply now and tag a friend or two on social media to join us as we make the change. #AllInPurple
*Please note that for flights to Mexico, the flight recipient is responsible for flight taxes
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