Progress In Motion. Celebrating our 15th anniversary; Friends of Pimpollo is Progress In Motion.

Building Dreams Together in Vicente Guerrero. Highlighting the transformation of schools and education in the Vicente Guerrero community, with a focus on Símbolos Patrios Elementary.

Oaxaca Kids Can. Students at Símbolos Patrios Elementary have been flourishing since the arrival of the Oaxaca Kids Can Program. Take a look at the newest Friends of Pimpollo program, that began in August 2012.

Meet Blas. Blas is an enthusiastic student at Símbolos Patrios Elementary in Vicente Guerrero, a transitional community across the street from the Oaxaca municipal landfill. His family makes their living from the dump, collecting bottles to sell. Blas is a very smart kid. He works hard in school and wants to go to college. “I would like to be an example for my brothers and sisters,” he says, “I want them to think I am smart, and I want them to follow my example and to go to school.”

Meet Rosalba. Rosalba is a dedicated student in our Education Scholarship program. She works hard, taking civil engineering classes and is helping to support her family. Rosalba has not had an easy life, yet she believes in the power of education. She says, “Life with a degree is much better, much easier, because you can take care of the ones you love.” Rosalba believes that education can break the cycle of poverty.

A Look Back. We hope you enjoy one of our original videos, which provides a look back into the heart of where our organization began.

A special thank you to Wavelength Studio, Foto Velázquez, and Colin Stapp Photography & Video for these inspiring videos!