This community “school” is helping more than 50 children during the Covid-19 crisis.
Currently, all children in Mexico must take classes remotely either by Zoom (private schools) or by television (public education). Many low-income families do not have a television, cell phone or internet. With this in mind and the desire to help and build a community, the “La Abuela” tortillería located in Héroes de Padierna, began to receive children to teach them English, Spanish, mathematics, or science. Around 50 children take classes in a pick-up truck and in neighboring places.
The owners of “La Abuela”, Dalia Ávila, and Fernando Lozano, promoted this initiative together with the neighbors to support families who do not have access to the internet or because of time and work it is not easy for them to dedicate time to explain to children their school subjects. Everything in this project is voluntary. “The little corner of hope”, as they call it, has a television, a computer, notebooks, and tools to support it.
The schedules in the tortilla shop are staggered so that the children do not crowd together and, according to a note from the We Here Mx portal, there is also space for them to study in neighboring stalls and premises. Sometimes they are even supported with breakfast.
In addition, they also offer antibacterial gel, face masks, and masks so that they can watch the classes on television. If you want to support or donate something, the tortillería is located in Tekal street, Héroes de Padierna, Tlalpan, near Ajusco, in Mexico City.