Over 350 children are out of school and roaming the streets of Bonfil, a low-income, rural
community 20 minutes from downtown Cancun. The kids are not enrolled in school for numerous reasons but mostly due to parental neglect and a lack of money and proper
documentation (birth certificates, parent IDs, vaccination cards etc.).
In 2005, Sonia Cejas Martinez, resident of Bonfil, opened her home to as many of these children as she could fit through the door. Today over 100 kids, ages 3-17 attend La Escuelita de Sonia. They receive a full breakfast, special workshops and the studies required to earn the equivalency certificates that’ll get them into mainstream schools when they’re ready. She also spends hours pulling together the personal documents each child needs to stand up and be counted in Mexican society. And she does it for free. S
Sonia’s efforts, supported and backed 100% by her family, haven’t gone unnoticed, but the school’s needs are immense. Join us. Donate. Participate. See what we see: every child’s right to a fair start. Stand up and be counted as someone who cares.
It is our mission to create opportunities of growth and development for the socially and economically marginalized children of the community of Bonfil; to provide them a safe haven, a warm meal and the formal education they deserve in order create for themselves and their families lives of fulfillment and opportunity.