I’ve made about eight trips to Mexico now, including several to Oaxaca, but this was different and so enjoyable in quite a different way. Although I’ve visited FOP’s projects a couple of times before and taught English for several days in one of the schools, I enjoyed the opportunity to see the broad spectrum of… [Continue Reading]
If you were to ask Friends of Pimpollo founder, John Kerr, what his ambitions are with his “Oaxaca Kids Can” breakfast program, he would likely stop you right there and tell you that Oaxaca Kids Can (or OKC) is not a breakfast program. He would say this firmly, because it is an important… [Continue Reading]
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At Friends of Pimpollo, our belief is that education is the key to effecting change in the world. Our work strives to promote opportunities through education in southern Mexico.
Have you seen our new video yet?! We’re really excited about it! Thank you to our wonderful team members who shared their experiences with us for this project. It was fun working with you!
Would you like to join an upcoming team? Our next scheduled, open team will be from March 24th-April 2nd, 2017. Board Member and Team Leader Cecelia Monto will be having an info session about the trip on June 6, 2016 at 5:00 pm in Building 5 Room 250 at the main Chemeketa Community College campus.
Friends of Pimpollo (pronounced pim-poy-o and also known as FOP) develops and supports education based projects in southern Mexico, specifically in the states of Oaxaca and Chiapas. Friends of Pimpollo operates as a volunteer organization, with an Intern and Executive Director based in Salem, … read more
Our efforts are focused on four primary missions in southern Mexico. The children, young adults and families served through Friends of Pimpollo come from extremely low income households. Many of those that we serve come from indigenous backgrounds. Please explore our programs by viewing the links … read more
Thank you for choosing to support our programs. Your one-time gift or monthly donation helps us develop and support education based projects and programs in southern Mexico. Please select one of the options below. 1. Donate Today The sustainability of our programs relies on donors like you. … read more