Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pasitos de Luz / Casa Connor Vist

Isa Mundo  Foundation was able to visit Pasitos de Luz this week, our first visit in the facility since 2013. Pasitos de Luz remains as an inspiration - a daycare facility providing children with severe disabilities with a caring and loving environment.  The visit reminded us of the importance of our work and why we continue to support local projects in Mexico and we appreciated the time we spent with the children and the amazing staff and volunteers keeping the facility operational.
After leaving the the day care centre, we joined a group of supporters and traveled to Casa Connor, the newly constructed facility that will be the new home of Pasitos de Luz.  Seeing the transformation since our last visit was overwhelming as we have witnessed Casa Connor develop from an idea, breaking ground, slowly take shape and become one of the most iconic structure in the region. Peter and Teena Oudman and their team, along with their family, friends and supporters have successfully fulfilled a vision that a facility can be constructed that would support children with disabilities along with their families, and provide the proper care needed to improve their situations.

It was an honor to visit new Pasitos de Luz and its staff -and we look forward in continuing to support them in the future. 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Volcanes School Site Visit

Isa  Mundo completed its last project site visit of 2016 with Volcanes school and had the opportunity to observe and listen to success stories of many students attending the school. The most promising part of the day was hearing about past students progressing past high school and into universities with students attending medical school, engineering and business. These stories are the reason why we support various initiatives at Volcanes and other IMECs as it provide students the opportunity to continue beyond high school and become successful and hopefully return to Volcanes to contribute to their community in the future. Volcanes is without challenges - it continues to face funding gaps at different times of the year, there are various on-going projects in need of completion etc..  But both Art and Mayra Fumerton are determined to ensure Volcanes and its students receive the education they need and deserve.

We also visited the Volcanes Sewing School and saw first hand some of the hand made products being produced in this school. The women who have received training in sewing and design are now part of the economic make-up of the community and are contributing to the sustainability of the Volcanes School Projects.

We were also fortunate to have been joined by Ed and Jo-Ann Grainger for the site visit. The Graingers have become a strong supporters of Isa Mundo the past two years and have donated not just their time and money but also their passion and energy to work with the Foundation. We admire all their support and efforts in Mexico in improving the lives of less fortunate children and families. They are an inspiration to us and others working in the PV area. Gracias!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Mexico - Project Site Visit October 2016

We are happy to announce that Isa Mundo will be traveling in October to complete the last project site visit in Mexico in 2016.  This is an opportunity to receive updates from organizations and projects we are currently in partnership with.

Isa Mundo will be discussing the launch of the new App project developed by Appnovation with Volcanes Primary School. It will give us the opportunity to see first hand how this project will improve education, safety and communication issues both in school and community. We are excited to see the result of how an idea was formed into something concrete and implemented in the community. 

We will also visit Casa Connor, a newly built facility developed to serve and enrich the lives of children with physical and mental disabilities in the Jalisco State area.  We are delighted to have been invited to do a private tour of the facility before Casa Connor opens its doors to children, families, staff members, friends and supporters.

We will provide an update on-site

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Drupal and Isa Mundo Foundation

A great article on how Drupal will play a role in Isa Mundo's project in Mexico. Courtesy of our great friends at Appnovation.

To learn more about this project click on the image below.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Teresa Pires Award

We would like to congratulate Isa Mundo Foundation's Founder and Director, Paul Lorilla for being awarded the Teresa Pires Award. Paul was recognized for his commitment to indigenous issues at the Department of Canadian Heritage and his humanitarian efforts through the Isa Mundo Foundation.  The Teresa Pires recognition is part of the Department's Deputy Ministers' Award which recognizes a public servant who has inspired his peers and motivate others to give back to their communities.

As stated in his nomination: "Paul approaches his career work with the same passion, commitment and practicality that leads to his success with the Foundation - while creating an inclusive and sharing environment.  The way he has balanced his many roles has been an inspiration and makes him a true public servant'.


Monday, May 9, 2016

SWB Shoutout

Thank you to Soccer Without Borders for the Shoutout !!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Electronics Recycling Association

We have had a partnership with the Electronics Recycling Association (ERA) the past few years with the organization and its local staff becoming one of Isa Mundo's strongest collaborators.  Their focus on recycling electronic and technology products and donating them to various organizations that are in need, fits with our approach of: limiting supplies ending up in landfills; re-use products when possible; using technology to enhance and improve education; and become part of the larger community through volunteerism.

ERA's contribution to Isa Mundo Foundation has not gone unnoticed to the many students it has helped since 2013 in Mexico, Philippines, Nicaragua, Belize and beyond. The development of our Isa Mundo Education Centre (IMEC) is the start of our education projects in these countries, but without technological supplies and access to current information to enhance education beyond books - our IMECs would not be the success they are today. By having students access the internet for the first time and learn basic skills through Microsoft Office and hardware / software, their opportunities expand and education level improves.

We would like to again thank ERA for their support and commitment to improve education for less fortunate students worldwide.