Senguio, Mexico,  Additional Schoolroom Project

The RC of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is working with the RC of Morelia Experiencia & Juventad District 4140 to provide an additional schoolroom at the Teodora Medina de Guijosa elementary school in the Senguio Community near Morelia in the state of Michoacan.  The effort is to provide educational opportunities for youth with the aim of diverting them from joining gang life.  Earlier projects undertaken with support from District 5240 RC San Luis Obispo Daybreak and RC Conejo Valley provided a new classroom, computer room, water, bathrooms, computers, desks, chairs, school supplies, and school uniforms.  As a result, enrollment increased from 17 to 70 students, who are meeting in 2 classrooms (3 grades in each). 
The new project will add a new classroom so that each will only house 2 grades.  It will also allow space for an additional teacher.  Construction costs are estimated at $9,000 of which RC SLO de Tolosa will contribute $6,000, RC Nipomo $1,000, RC Bakersfield East $1,000, and RC Cambria $750.  Parents of the students will construct the schoolroom with oversight and assistance from RC Morelia Experiencia & Juventad.

For more information, contact Sandy Lee, RC San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, 805-550-6052,