A couple months ago I was contacted by a company who provides service projects for groups of people visiting this area of Mexico. They had a group of 60 grocery store providers coming to Playa del Carmen in January and wanted me to find them a school to help. I had been talking with the directors of a primary school in the Colosio, Gregoria Cob Cob Primaria, about a library. Last year with KKIS Project I had seen their wonderful library room with shelves, computers and air conditioning but very few books. Unfortunately when I checked again that library room had been vandalized over the summer and was totally out of use. Subsequently each of the 17 classrooms had set up small library shelves that were being used for Reading Clubs. The morning director told me she would also really appreciate having the school cleaned up a bit: the cafeteria tables and walls were dirty, paint was peeling from the outer walls of classrooms and a colorful mural on the inner wall of the playground would be wonderful.
We only had a day or two warning that a Category 4 hurricane was barreling our way in Playa del Carmen, Mexico this week. Monday it was the most rapidly intensifying storm in Atlantic Basin history, as it went from a tropical depression to a … [Continue reading]
A friend introduced us to this incredible “swimming hole” a little south of Tulum on the ocean side of the highway. It is an open cenote with cool fresh water bubbling up in the dark middle from more than 60 meters. … [Continue reading]
In order to pay for books for the Leyendo libraries I have organized several fundraising concerts of local musician friends. The latest was in February with Canadian Blues artist Brent Parkin and his band on Joe Colada’s rooftop. Me welcoming the … [Continue reading]
For several years I have assisted students in the schools that the KKIS Project assists to create a large art project to help raise funds at their annual auction. This year about 30 of their high school scholarship students gathered under a huge … [Continue reading]