This post is a long time coming. I went to Escuela del Mundo today to take their “school pictures” and realized I had never really written about them or what they do on my blog. Escuela del Mundo is a Montessori school in San Pancho that gives parents an alternative option to the public schools which when compared to the education levels in the U.S. are easily two to three years behind. The problem is it costs money to run a school and with no help from the government the school is funded completely on tuition, donations, and sponsorships.
I myself sponsor Javier (in the first photo below). Javier is originally from Oaxaca, but his family moved to La Penita and then San Pancho last year when Javier enrolled in the school. His family sells woven palm sombreros and baskets at the Malecon in San Pancho and Javier has been there selling as long as I can remember. It is amazing to see how much he is learning and only makes me yearn for more opportunities for the rest of the children who can’t afford to enroll. My dream would be to get all the Huichol girls enrolled so if you or anyone you know might be interested in donating or sponsoring a child please contact me or you can visit the San Pancho Life page for the school here.