BENEFITING: TASHIRAT FOUNDATION
The children of the Tashirat school and orphanage have started a new school year, but without all the school supplies and clothing they need to get through the first half of the year. We are raising money to quickly supply them with textbooks, clothing, arts and crafts materials, school supplies, and a computer.
Tashirat is an orphanage, school and sustainable community of more than 30 children and 9 staff members in the town of Tepoztlán, Mexico. It is aided by hundreds of volunteers and donors, most of whom are from the United States. Many of the children first came to Tashirat on heavy medications for chronic illnesses; all were malnourished and weak physically as well as emotionally. Many of the children are overcoming mental and physical disabilities; all have have overcome deep emotional traumas.
We have watched all the children flourish since their arrival, and with every passing year they realize more of their potential, becoming less “special needs” and more confident and secure. Groups of 3-8 children live with a staff member—or mami or papi as the kids refer to them—as part of a small family in their own nurturing home at Tashirat.
Living in a positive environment where their loves and talents are cultivated has given all of the Tashirat children the force to transform into the most open, communicative, understanding and beautiful individuals.