– Judy Peterson, legal representative
re: M&C International Children’s Foundation
Mike & Cathy McLeod, sv ORION
Our educational programs have been supported by one or more of these organizations since 2003.
CEMEFI (Centro Mexicano para la Filantropia) – Since we joined in 2007 we have learned how much we didn’t know about running a non-profit in Mexico. Dulce, Veronica, Andrea and Judy took courses on fundraising, administration, filing tax returns and importation of donated items, among other things. Dulce also completed a course on running a civil association for which she received a diploma from Technologia de Monterrey in 2009.
We also received certification in 2009 from CEMEFI of our “Institucionalidad y Transparencia,” which gives us the right to use the logo you see to the right on our web pages and letterhead. Niparaja and FANLAP are the only organizations in Baja California Sur to have this honor.
Club Cruceros de La Paz – www.clubcruceros.net – a Mexican non-profit civil association, often contributes to help our educational program, normally $2,500 pesos.
Tenaja Holdings – a member of the Innovaciones Alumbra family of organizations
Candeo Fund provides charitable support through ICF to nonprofit organizations and charitable causes along the Baja California peninsula, Sea of Cortez and Central America.
Biblioteca Infantil Abrapalabra – When Biblioteca Infantil Abrapalabra, A.C., opened its doors on Calle Guillermo Prieto, their board had a dream of opening branches in low-income neighborhoods in an effort to instill the joy of reading and learning in small children in those “colonias.” To that end, we of FANLAP signed an agreement with them to open their first such branch in our dining room/library/learning center building. We had a room which they had remodeled with an entryway exclusive to Abrapalabra, and they also hired a teacher for the children. At this time (2019) up to 15 children from ages 3 to 8 (and some older children) attend classes from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. 5 days a week. We are grateful to Abrapalabra for helping in our efforts to offer children of impoverished neighborhoods the opportunity to learn.
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