The Oaxaca Learning Center serves 300 students from ages 12 through 18 years old. This center provides much-needed academic tutoring and social service support to low-income students from underserved urban neighbourhoods and indigenous rural villages throughout the state of Oaxaca.
Hotel con Corazon Mexico offers a scholarship for motivated students who want to go to high school, combined with a motivational program, executed in the Oaxaca Learning Center.
General School Supplies:
Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Glue Sticks, Markers, Pencils, and Pens
(English) Alphabet and Math
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Language, Math, and Science
(English and Spanish) Age-Appropriate Story Books, and Language/Grammar
Educational Software, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printer Cartridges, Tablets, USB Cables, and Working Laptops
Chess Sets and Puzzles
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, and Staplers
Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.