Helping Children Achieve an Education

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Our mission

Dreams for Mayan Children provides the children with basic but much needed school materials in the classroom. Our support to small Mayan communities helps improve the educational level of children living southeast of México, in the Yucatan Península.

Our vision

Our vision of every child receiving a basic education in each of these communities and the creation of future programs to support continuous education is of most importance.

About us

Dreams for Mayan children is non-profit charitable organization caring for the children's initial years of school education. Our strong belief in giving the children the chance of a better future lies at the heart of our organization, and supporting them through continuous education our vision.

Working together, a small and dedicated group of people can truly make a difference. Join us. Read more about our work and how you can help.

Finding their Mayan voices

Children from Mayan communities in the region of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico are using radio to create a bridge between generations, cultures and local communities.

Aged from 7 to 13 years, the children are developing and broadcasting their own radio programmes as part of a joint initiative between the Comisión Nacional para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas (CONADEPI) and IFAD.

 

News and Updates
October 12, 2013

2013 Visit Update...

 

DMC delivering school supplies.!

We would like to supply the classrooms with items they will need for the up-coming year.

DMC will also like to donate children clothes and toys ... We will keep you posted on the up-coming fundraiser held in San Diego California.

With your help, these dreams can come true for the children in Quintana Roo, Mexico. Thank you!

July 23, 2013

2013 Update... Superheroes for Kids Event!

All Superheroes Report to the Blue Tent!

Next to the Playground to Sign in!

Adults & Youth $15 Dollars

Children Under 10 free.

You can donate visiting dreamsformayanchildren.org
If you are unable to make it to the event...
No worries! You still make a SUPERHERO difference!
Please bring your receipt to the event!

Click here or on image.

DMC delivering school supplies.!

We would like to supply the classrooms with items they will need for the up-coming year.

DMC will also like to donate children clothes and toys ... We will keep you posted on the up-coming fundraiser held in San Diego California.

With your help, these dreams can come true for the children in Quintana Roo, Mexico. Thank you!

June 22, 2013

2013 Update:

DMC delivering school supplies.

Dreams for Mayan Children will return to PUNTA LAGUNA September 2013 !!!! Please help us reach our goal !!

We would like to supply the classrooms with items they will need for the up-coming year.

DMC will also like to donate children clothes and toys ... We will keep you posted on the up-coming fundraiser held in San Diego California.

With your help, these dreams can come true for the children in Quintana Roo, Mexico. Thank you!

May 20, 2012

Goals for 2012:

DMC is working hard to raise $5,000 dollars!

  1. To build a 400 meter chain link fence/block to enclose the school, with the help of volunteers, parents and many more this wish will come true.

  2. Repair the uneven cement floor in the Punta Laguna school  and replace it with tile.

  3. Donate school supplies, clothing, toys and much more to both locations.

With your help, these dreams can come true for the children in Mexico. Thank you!

May 20, 2012

Updates:

We are delighted to share the news with you that the Coba kindergarten and preschool have just been granted funds by the Chetumal education department and the Municipio de Tulum for a small play ground.

But, there is still much more improvements needed. For many years this one class room school have had very little help from the government. The children have had no bathroom, they wash their hands with a small garden hose where the water just trickles out. They have no shade and the school is not yet fenced. 

DMC has been working diligently side by side with Mrs. Norma Mendoza, one of the teachers and the Municipio de Tulum to improve the schools for the children.

 

 


May 20, 2012

Our Mission:

Dreams for Mayan Children provides children with basic but, much needed school materials in the classrooms. Our support to small Mayan communities, help improve the educational level of children living southeast of Mexico, in the Yucatan Peninsula.

 

The organization's commitment is to the children, we work with the parents and teachers to find the best way possible to provide the children with classroom materials for preschool and kindergarten. An education is the only chance of a better future for the children and their families , If a child does not attend school, they are most likely to work the fields (Milpas) alongside their families. It is my belief that a brighter future for the children lies in education.


God Bless,


Patty Kasten

Founder.

May 20, 2012

A note form the founder:

pk2012Hola! welcome back and thank you for visiting Dreams for Mayan Children. My vision to help began several years ago when I  visited these beautiful villages felt I had left the modern word behind and stepped into the magical Mayan world. Perhaps it's because I've been touched by all of my 95 beautiful children! Even though we are miles apart, they are in my heart, daily.

Many miles away from San Diego into the dense jungle of the Yucatan Peninsula, there are two small rural villages, Coba and Punta Laguna. Life is slow paced, simple and the Mayan culture still thriving. The people of Punta Laguna still live in huts and some bath in the lake. Coba has been recently connected to the electrical grid and is a precious commodity.

Perhaps the most important thing is that I have been fortunate to experience the Mayan culture, It’s language, customs, warmth and friendliness of the people and especially the children who are teaching me the Mayan language.

For the first time in my life it became apparent my purpose. To Be an advocate for the Mayan children. My vision of every child receiving a basic education in each of these rural villages and the creation of future programs to support continuous education is of most importance.

May 20, 2012

Nurses volunteering in Mexico:

Selina Flower, Lynette Martinez, Alex Lovell, Christie, And many other friends, family members, local people and vacationers all have been a special part of Dreams for Mayan Children.

Every volunteer had contributed touching the hearts of the children, seeing such beautiful smiles, laughter and their eyes filled with excitement  when visiting their schools. Our volunteers participating in art projects, dancing, singing, story reading ,sharing a talent or just having fun with the children.

On September 2011 all volunteers helped with the painting and cleaning of two schools. It was certainly a day to remember. In 2010, a magical  mural was painted by our beautiful nurse  Alex and her friend.  The Mural took several days to complete under hot and humid weather.. the end result was fantastic! A mural for all the children to enjoy.

Because of many wonderful and generous individuals, Dream for Mayan Children has been able to reach many goals. The children and schools in Coba  and Punta Laguna  receive school supplies, toys clothing and so much more from people all over the world. 

We tend to forget that these children do not play with electronic toys, these angels live a simple life, full of imagination and creativity when it comes to play time. The children play throughout  the village and the jungle with their pets (monkeys and dogs), they swim in the lake and help their parents with everyday household chores.  What a beautiful and simple life.

June 09, 2011

Our Upcoming Fundraising Events:

August:

DMCs' 2nd annual 5-Km Run/Walk "Hope for the Future of the Mayan Children"

November:

DMC's "Christmas in Mexico". Applebee's Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser.

June 08, 2011

2011 Goals

Hello everyone! As many of you know, we are all working hard raising funds to build a fence around the one-classroom school that will include playground.  The school and children also are in need of basic school supplies, uniforms, and much more!
 With your donation, support and generosity - "You produce a bounty of goodness and benefits for the children that will last far beyond our life time".

June 07, 2011

On April 11th, the love was felt in Mexico!

Our 2nd annual lunch fundraiser was a success! Special thanks to all our wonderful volunteers, Selina, Karina, Yecenia, Veronica, Nohemi, who helped by preparing and delivering our meals; Also thanks to our sponsors, Los Antojos Restaurant and Huapangos Mexican Cuisine Restaurant and all the wonderful people who helped by ordering lunch meals for a great cause.
Truly, we could have not had this wonderful success without the out pour of love, compassion and desire to make a better life for the children.

May 19, 2011

Lunch Fundraiser Update

Hello again!

Our Mexican Lunch Fundraising event was a success!

I want to thank everyone for helping make this possible, our sponsors, volunteers and donors. With your support, Dreams for Mayan Children works hard and keeps providing the children and their schools with much needed materials.

DMC's future fundraisers are being organized and we are looking forward to see you again, if you have any ideas or would like to volunteer, please write to us!

Spread the word!

Thank you for visiting.

April 11, 2011

Authentic Mexican Lunch Fundraiser Event!

For just $8.00 dollars as your donation, our wonderful volunteers will deliver a delicious plate of Birria served with rice, beans, cilantro, onions and fresh tortillas!

Dreams for Mayan Children and volunteers thank you for your kindness and support!

January 20, 2011

Christmas in Coba update

Hi, I want to let you all know that the kids received all the toys and are very happy about it!

We are working on more programs and projects for this new 2011 and having the children receive and enjoy their presents clearly shows a great start.

Thank you to everyone involved sponsors, parents, teachers and friends. We will keep you posted on new events.

December 19, 2010

Christmas 2010 in Coba México!

Hi, this time we did something also great for the children, we had our own 60 elves do some Christmas shopping. Santa will deliver all toys by bus leaving Tijuana México on December 19th... Just in time for the children's Christmas party in Coba! Awesome job everyone! Merry Christmas.

September 2010

Bringing more joy each time

My visit to the school and kids was great as always, I want to let you know that the children and their families thank you in every way, every notebook and pencil is of great and important help, along with all other supplies.