Wednesday, January 11, 2017

United Nations - Sustainable Development Goals

On January 1, 2016 the United Nations (UN) began the call for action to act on commitments set forward by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The SDGs  were adopted by world leaders in 2015 and follows the previous Millennium Development Goals.  Seventeen (17) SDGs or Global Goals have been identified and it's part of of the UNs 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

Of the 17 SDGs, Isa Mundo Foundation is directly attached to providing quality education, improve situations of children and youth, conservation and sustainable practices - all with the focus on improving less fortunate communities.

Isa Mundo will highlight each of the 17 SDGs this year and we invite all our partners, volunteers and other not-for-profit organizations to promote and contribute to these Goals within our homes, work, communities and globally.

To learn more about these Goals visit the UN Sustainable Development Goals website.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Seasons Greetings / Joyeuses Fêtes

Dear friends of the Isa Mundo Foundation,

This past year, with your support and contributions, we were able to help children, families, and communities in Mexico and the Philippines.

On behalf of all those who have benefited from your generosity, we at the Isa Mundo Foundation thank you wholeheartedly for your ongoing support and commitment to improving the present and future of so many.

We look forward to the upcoming year as we continue, together, to make a difference in the lives of those in need.

Happy Holidays!

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Chers amis de la fondation Isa Mundo,

Grâce à votre appui et vos contributions, nous avons pu faire une différence dans la vie de plusieurs enfants, familles et communautés du Mexique et des Philippines.

Tous les gens qui ont profité de votre générosité, ainsi que la Fondation Isa Mundo, vous sont reconnaissants et vous remercient d’avoir contribué à leur bien-être d’aujourd’hui et de demain.

Nous vous souhaitons tous de Joyeuses Fêtes!


Photo courtesy of Volcanes Primary School

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Certificate of Appreciation

During a trip to the Philippines, the Isa Mundo Foundation received a Certificate of Appreciation from Bambang Elementary School and the District of the Province of Bulakan for its contribution to bettering the education opportunities of students in Bambang.

The Isa Mundo Education Centre has been a tremendous success in Bambang with students accessing technology and information since 2009.  The IMEC has shown academic improvements from Grades 1-6 and continue to provide elementary students the opportunity to continue their studies at the high school level.

Isa Mundo provided additional laptops to the Bambang Elementary School and will assess how to expand the IMEC in 2017.


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 structures 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 stories of former students progressing past high school and into universities with students attending medical school, engineering and business. These stories are reasons why we support various initiatives at Volcanes and other IMECs as it provide students opportunities to continue beyond high school and become successful. The hope is that they return to Volcanes and contribute to their community in the future. Volcanes is without challenges - it continues to face funding gaps at different times of the year, and there are various on-going projects in need of completion. 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 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.

https://www.appnovation.com/blog/giving-back-drupal-isa-mundo-foundation