Words cannot express our gratitude. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for believing in Mentor a Mentor, believing in our instructors, believing in the youth and children they invest themselves in, believing in us and the work we are trying to sustain in northern Mexico. Our hearts overflow.
Here are a couple updates from our fundraiser:
Gabriel shows up. Every week. His consistency and dedication are irreplaceable:
"I always enjoy the time I spend at the Orphanage. Some of the older boys talk to me about their plans as they near turning 18, I try to guide them as much as my own experience will allow. Even the children who do not have as much of a desire to train Capoeira, it is always a joy to be with them in and out of class. My only discomfort is my drive in and out on the dirt roads in the surrounding neighborhoods as they are known for their higher levels of crime. Apart from that, I am very content."
Due to the pandemic and distance learning, many children at orphanage Adonai have fallen even further behind in their education. Local public schools don’t have the resources to give them the attention they need. Mentor a Mentor instructor, Adriana, gives daily classes with those children who need it most, working to recuperate what was lost. Not only is she working on their academic skills, she is pouring her love into them as she shows up every day and cares for their needs.