Community daycare serves a vital role in breaking the cycle of poverty that plagues many Mexican communities. With a day's work and a small fund raising effort, we can get the Joyful Heart Daycare in Tijuana back up and running, allowing families in the community to establish dual incomes and for single mothers to work full time.
The larger scale project to re-open the daycare is being managed by Education Project International. Project Ana is assisting in organizing and fundraising for the first stage of structural rehabilitation.
The first stage of work focuses primarily on the safety of the children. Currently, as you can see from the pictures below, the play space provided for the children is not safe.
Primary concerns to be addressed:
- Fencing to protect the children from falling over the steep embankment or wandering onto the street
- Provided shade from desert heat
- Clean up glass and trash throughout the play area
- Install gates on stairs
- General safety audit. The entire team will be asking "Would I let my child play here?"
- Minor indoor improvements (light switch covers, weather proofing, etc.)
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Once funds are raised, Project Ana will send a team of volunteers to complete the work. Please contact us if you are interested in helping with the rehab project.
A breakdown of the work that will be done, with the corresponding estimate of costs, can be viewed here.
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