Envision Volcanes

$5,705 of $15k goal

Raised by 41 people in 28 months
Volcanes Mexico  HAYS, KS
The Volcanes Community Education Project (VCEP) is a non-government funded English and computer program free of charge for students in the impoverished community of Volcanes in Puerta Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. The program is designed to help students develop key qualifications for future employment opportunities in the nearby and glamorous city of Puerto Vallarta. Established in 2011, the program has striven to provide the best education for students who attend the additional classes on a voluntary basis. The program suffers from low teacher funding and educators are forced to work multiple jobs or resign.

Megan Shelton is an English teacher and the Project Coordinator at VCEP. She recently received her master's degree in education from Fort Hays State University (FHSU) in Hays, Kansas, USA. Envision Volcanes was developed by Megan and the Writing for Public Relations class at FHSU. (For more information about the involvement of FHSU in this campaign, please see: http://tmn.fhsu.edu/?p=16725.)

With your generous donations, Envision Volcanes will help the students obtain the education needed to secure their future by providing them with the best educators possible. 

Without the teachers, the Volcanes Community Education Project would not exist.

Meet Art Fumerton the director of VCEP. Learn more about VCEP and tour the school.

For more updates, visit our Facebook Envision Volcanes  and follow us on Twitter.
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Update 13
Posted by Volcanes Mexico
15 months ago
A student group in Dr. Lorie Cook-Benjamin's Fall 2015 Diverse Learners class sold baked goods and generated $48.50 for the VCEP as their Global Education Project (GEP). The picture: From left to right: Edith Gonzales, Jordynn Gumm, Dr. Lorie Cook-Benjamin, Amanda Lawrence. and Naomi Basgall. Thank you for your love and hard work!
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Update 12
Posted by Volcanes Mexico
21 months ago
A message from the Volcanes Community Education Project

Dear Volcanes Friends and Sponsors,

As the school year comes to a close, I'd like to take the opportunity to thank you, our loyal supporters, for your continued commitment to Volcanes Community Education Project and introduce myself. My name is Fabian Novell, i will be directing the funding efforts for the entire VCEP, including the English school and the sewing school. I have a deep connection with the community and the school since my wife, Sasha, teaches grades 3 and 4. I'll be working in collaboration with Art Fumerton, the teachers, volunteers and donors to develop the program further and eventually expand to other areas.

There have been new changes and developments this year, such as the collaboration with Fort Hays University students, our facebook page and the new website.

We appreciate that you have provided the tools to continue growing. Please visit our facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/volcanescommunityproject) and website ( http://www.volcanescommunityproject.com), share with your friends and contacts, help us promote this project. Every donation counts.

Our biggest need right now is a new teacher vehicle, as the rainy season approaches, the roads are getting worse and worse everyday. We are asking for funds, or if you have a vehicle that you can donate, we can offer a tax receipt (for USA or Canada).

Thanks for your continued support,

Fabian Novell
Funding, VCEP
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Update 11
Posted by Volcanes Mexico
23 months ago
The Diverse Learners class at Fort Hays State University (FHSU) is continuing to raise funds for the Volcanes Community Education Project (VCEP). As a class, they are completing an assignment called the Global Education Project (GEP). The choice for the GEP was EnvisionVolcanes. The students were then formed into five groups of six people to complete fundraising projects. The projects included: designing and selling EnvisionVolcanes t-shirts, selling tickets for spa and tailgate packages, a penny war with elementary children where the winners will be treated to ice cream sundaes. One group also sold soda and pizza in the FHSU Quad and raised over $200 in one day!

Led by Dr. Lorie Cook-Benjamin, the class has raised $1,181 as of May 12, 2015! The students in Diverse Learners Spring 2015 are:

Bartlett, Kyleigh Renae
Breneman, Kristy Jo
Briggs, Brenna Lea
Bruner, Dakota Lee
Dehnel-Snavely, Michelle
DeWerff, Kristi Lynn
Eitel, Lindsay Dawn
Glassman, Shaylyn Janae
Harris, Rachel E
Hartloff, Alexis Deann
Johnson, Dazi T
Kearn, Allissa L
Kellerman, Jordan Nicole
Klusman, Madison Lane
Koehn, Jordan Sierra
McCammack, Patricia Elizabeth
McKenna, Marlee Lane
Quezada, Gabriela
Roberts, Steven Nicholas
Rohr, Abigail Alyssa
Sandoval, Ashlynn Belen
Sharon, Kaci Jo
S., Gayle
Squires, Amber Marie
Staab, Taylor Marie
Stephenson, Ashley Anne
Tran, Theresa Duc
Wade, Teresa Lee
Wollin, Mary Ellen
Wooldridge, Amber Frances

Thank you Diverse Learners and FHSU for all the love and support!
FHSU Diverse Learners raised $1,181!
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Update 10
Posted by Volcanes Mexico
25 months ago
Love is one of the best treasures in the world. Love can be shown through actions, words, or gifts. For the children in Volcanes, Mexico, the best gift for their Valentine's Day might be the love from their hardworking and dedicated teachers. This year, instead of buying candies, donate $5 to the Volcanes Community Education Project. Help support the teachers that show their love through teaching.

Keep the children at VCEP in mind this Valentine's Day. Spread the love and share our gofundme page ( www.gofundme.com/envisionvolcanes) on your social media.

Show your love and support for the children and teachers at the Volcanes Community Education Project. Any donation helps.

From the EnvisionVolcanes team- thank you and we wish you and your loved ones a Happy Valentine's Day!
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$5,705 of $15k goal

Raised by 41 people in 28 months
Created November 12, 2014
Volcanes Mexico  
Megan Shelton
11 months ago

Go to School. Stay in School. Dream Big.

Diverse Learners
15 months ago(Offline Donation)

The GoFundMe site does not accept decimals. So I put $49 instead of $48.50. Thank you for your contribution! - Hsin-Yen Yang

Mirta Martin
15 months ago
Jeff & Lisa Thompson
15 months ago

Keep up the good work and God Bless.

Sierra Gwin
19 months ago
PR Management Class FHSU
22 months ago(Offline Donation)

The class received $50 from several donors at their promotional activity at the FHSU Memorial Union on May 6, 2015.

Jerry Kaiser
22 months ago(Offline Donation)
FHSU Diverse Learners
22 months ago(Offline Donation)
FHSU Honor Society
22 months ago(Offline Donation)
remi coker
22 months ago
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