KinderAide 2015 Wrap-Up

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What a season for KinderAide! My intentions were to build two shade structures at Jardin de Niños: Luis Pasteur and La Patria (above) as promised, and to continue distributing donated school supplies. I thought perhaps that KinderAide had come to a natural closing state and that I would remain open to whatever the future held. New…

KinderAide Gets Government Support and Recognition

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On February 18th, Jane Fellows (Miller) had the pleasure of meeting with the government official from Compostela, the mayor of La Peñita and the head of the local school district. These three gentlemen were invited and attended the inauguration of KinderAide’s first school to be built from the ground up. It is located on Calle…

KinderAide Donations Build Another School

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After completing KinderAide's Lauron's kinder school in La Colonia, my friend and contractor, Freddy Ruiz Sanchez, and I went out looking for kinders that may need some help and stumbled upon this one in Piedra Bola (behind La Rosas). It actually has K to Grade 3 (9 students) with 2 teachers in training. The conditions are appalling,…

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Rob's Ramblings: Make Sure Your Vacation Counts

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Many of us have taken our first trip to a new country under the great deal of an all-inclusive resort. Plenty of sun, a sandy beach, and lots to eat and drink for a week. For those that don't leave the gates of the resort, you really don't get a chance to see the new country or area, or knowledge of the people and culture of this new…

Volunteering with KinderAide is a Rewarding Experience

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Today is my last day as a volunteer teacher of 23 children ages 4-5 at Jardin de Niños: Luis Pasteur kinder school in La Peñita. I am sad to leave. I had finally learned all of the children's names, and when I return in December half of the class will be new. It has been a wonderful experience working with Jane Fellows the founder…

Proceeds from Art Cards will Support KinderAide

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These original art cards will be available for sale tomorrow at the Tianguis market in La Peñita. They are $40 pesos each and are original photographs on acid-free paper with envelope. These cards capture memories of La Peñita and Rincón de Guayabitos, and are perfect for framing. 100% proceeds go towards supporting KinderAide charity. Art…

Rob's Ramblings: The Most Bang for Your Buck? Speak English!

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Many of us from up-north sign up for Spanish classes so we can live a little easier while enjoying life here. Locals appreciate our efforts, and are usually quite willing to correct anything we are having a problem with. We can also be a great source of entertainment to locals as we make mistakes while learning Spanish. Over the years,…

Volunteering for KinderAide was a Highlight of Our Vacation

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Volunteering for a morning with Jane Fellows and KinderAide was a highlight of our week-long vacation in the Jaltemba Bay area. While researching our first-time trip to La Peñita, I had read about KinderAide on the wonderful Jaltemba Bay Life Blog and was able to contact Jane Fellows, who arranged for us to accompany her and Cathy Goodwin…
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2nd Annual KinderAide Street Dance

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KinderAide's 2nd Annual Street Dance is shaping up! Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 10th. We will have live music by Manuel y Amigos, Adan, Enrique and Cole & Noble. Bring your dancing shoes... we're gonna have a blast! And 100% of the proceeds go to connecting the cistern to the tenaco at Jardin de Niños: Luis Pasteur…

KinderAide Thanks Santa & Friends

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KinderAide wants to thank Santa and friends... Val, Jane, Annilee, Sharon, Donna, Diane and Arlene. They visited Jardin de Niños: La Patria, Luis Pasteur and Zaragoza Ignaccio schools in La Peñita.   Chris did an OUTSTANDING JOB!!! Everyone received a small stuffy toy... some kids found it hard to wait their turn. Some…

KinderAide Volunteer Teaches in a One-Room Schoolhouse in La Peñita

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I am a returning volunteer English teacher for KinderAide. Last year I volunteered at a large, affluent school in the town of La Peñita. This year I have been assigned to a small, less advantaged rural school. Last year I taught all five-year-olds. This year we have four-year-olds. Yikes! They are active. Last year I was in a school…

Vancouverites to KinderAide's Rescue

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My daughter is a high school art teacher in BC, Canada and found herself in the fortunate position of having to donate some old supplies. To her dismay she found 100s of brand new toys, with tags, in plastic sleeves. There were giraffes, raccoons, bees, hedge hogs... you name it! She quickly sent me photos on her iPhone and texted "Do…

KinderAide Volunteers Return

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My first day back to school was great! I arrived with a car load of donations. The teacher at Jardin de Niños: Luis Pasteur in La Peñita, was thrilled with the posters, note books, paint and brushes, dry erase markers and erasers and more! Some of the children remembered me and yelled "maestra de Inglés!" and ran to me, wrapping…

My KinderAide Experience: Part 7

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Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jane Fellows. I live part time in Campbell River, Vancouver Island, BC, and the other part of the year, in La Peñita, Nayarit, Mexico. My father, Bill Fellows, discovered the small fishing village of La Peñita in 1979 and felt he had gone back in time to the 50s. At that time there was one telephone…

My KinderAide Experience: Part 6

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“Do something good, something kind, but don’t tell anyone about it.” My Abuelito, Gentleman Bill Fellows, excelled at this. I believe everyone wants to help, in the best way they know how. I also believe more people would give back, if they had the means for doing so. Writing about my experience volunteering with KinderAide goes…

My KinderAide Experience: Part 5

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I have known Jane for quite a few years so when she posted that there was a position available to help out at KinderAide for one hour a week I thought I was (or should be!) up to the challenge. Off I went to kinder with Kate - an experienced, qualified, exuberant teacher. Now I was feeling apprehensive. As a 50 year old, childless healthcare…

My KinderAide Experience: Part 4

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Hi my name is Renie. My husband and I are from BC and have been coming to La Peñita for about 5 years and love it. Since the first year we came, we have always brought clothes and school supplies with us. We take them up to small villages and we can see the smiles on everyone. About 2-3 years ago, a neighbor asked us to donate some money…

My KinderAide Experience: Part 3

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The first time I went to La Peñita was in November 2011 and I was struck by how wonderful the people were there. I’ve never been around so many happy, content and grateful people. The children, especially, touched me. So much so, that I felt compelled to do something to help out. When I asked a very good friend of mine to help set…

My KinderAide Experience: Part 2

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I live in Grande Prairie, Alberta and have been visiting La Peñita for a few years. My husband and I fell in love with the people and area so much so that we bought a home there last season. I work at a dental clinic and I knew about KinderAide from my friend Jane. Last year I arrived in Mexico with my arms loaded up with toothbrushes…

My KinderAide Experience: Part 1

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I greatly enjoyed my volunteer teaching experience with the KinderAide program in La Peñita this past winter. I had two classes of 5-year-olds once a week. Each class was about 20 minutes in length. During that time we reviewed numbers in English from 1-15, the alphabet, greetings, parts of the body, shapes, names of animals and colors. Special…