Spring Luncheon

  • February 27, 2024 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Private Residence

    16 de Septiembre 10
    San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato 37770
Ticket Price $85.00 This event is not available
Description

Ticket Prices are in US Dollars

This important fundraiser will help EEESMA''s programs succeed.

Our most important and vital program is to provide an academic education to young Deaf children in San Miguel de Allende. EEESMA School for the Deaf offers preschool to high school levels and beyond in a bilingual model of Mexican Sign Language and written Spanish. Scientific evidence proves that a child introduced to language (including sign language) at a young age, two years or younger, has a much better chance to succeed academically, making learning to read and write in primary school far more attainable. 

Please support these worthwhile efforts by joining us at the Spring Luncheon on February 27th. 

You will have the opportunity to meet some of the students in person. 

Our mission at EEESMA is to ensure that all San Miguel de Allende
children who are Deaf become literate, ​independent, and productive citizens
who set and achieve life goals.

 

Date & Time

Tue, Feb 27, 2024 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Venue Details

Private Residence

16 de Septiembre 10
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato 37770 Private Residence
EEESMA School for the Deaf

Our mission at EEESMA School for the Deaf is to ensure that all San Miguel de Allende children who are Deaf become literate, ​independent, and productive citizens who set and achieve life goals.

There are no publicly funded schools for deaf children in the State of Guanajuato, Mexico. If the parent of a deaf child with limited resources wishes to send their child to school they have no option but to send them to languish, virtually untaught, in a public school classroom with hearing students and with no special instruction in Mexican Sign Language.

EEESMA School for the Deaf opened its doors on September 3, 2012 to assist these children. A group of seven dedicated local residents and professionals, who had a special interest in helping deaf students in the community, came together to form the board of trustees, have the non-profit society registered, rent and renovate suitable premises, hire three Mexican teachers and reach out into the community to bring deaf Mexican youngsters together to improve their standard of education.

In 2019, for the first time, three young women completed their on-line high school classes. This is a huge milestone for EEESMA School for the Deaf and offers, first hand, role models to other young people who are Deaf. One of these graduates has gone on to earn an undergraduate degree in education and is now a teacher at the school. The young ones witness their fellow students' success and are inspired by it, working hard to achieve that same success, and maybe even more.

In recent years a Vocational Training Program at the school started up to help students transition from the school world to the working world. Workshops in sewing, carpentry and jewelry making have proven very successful with several students now employed or self-employed in their communities. Computer tech skills, computer coding and robotics have also been introduced. It is well known that being competent in computer skills will help level the playing field for deaf students seeking employment following graduation. 

We also know there are many more deaf children in the San Miguel community who deserve the opportunity of an education; we continue to search for ways to bring them to this special school. 

Some families of the students, if they are able, contribute a small amount toward the school's operation however the majority of funds are received through grants, donations and fundraising. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.