School started YESTERDAY in most areas of Playa del Carmen! And with the help of the KKIS Project many deserving kids will be well equipped and ready to take on the new year!
Friday was a special day for us at Top Mexico as we were invited to help the KKIS Project put a lot of smiles on the faces of kids at Pelopidas School in the Guadaulpana neighborhood of Playa del Carmen in the morning. As we have mentioned before, the KKIS Project works hard all year making various efforts to support keeping the kids of Playa del Carmen in school.
Their main effort his summer has been to collect school supplies and search sponsorships from people to help provide filled backpacks to the children in need before the start of school at the end of August. Yesterday we visited one of the last schools on the list. We loaded the back packs into the trucks and gathered into a room with 58 back packs and plenty of kids and parents.
One at a time the child’s name is called and the child or parent came to accept the back pack. It was very touching because the kids showed so much appreciation in their face. It was also very nice that each name that was called had a couple moments of fame as their photo was taken and everybody clapped. It just made the experience so lovely for the kids!
Afterwards the KKIS project was thanked graciously by one of the parents who were speaking on behalf of all the families. The kids even came around and hugged and thanked each one of the volunteers.
The efforts of KKIS are now coming to a close as the final deliveries are being made. But they will not stop! Come October they will continue their efforts with new projects all intended to help the kids in school and enjoy learning.
If you are looking for some way to give back to the community and get involved here in Playa the KKIS Project is a sure way to do it; and they are always happy to have more help!
-by Bea Lozano