Support a Student in Crisis
During this crisis we remain committed to providing young people with a path out of poverty through education.
The pandemic has left students throughout Puerto Peñasco in need of crucial educational support. With all schools in Mexico returning as distance learning for the remainder of 2020, a lack of access to technology will leave many of the nearly 600 students we support facing unprecedented learning challenges. Increased financial and emotional stress on their families has also left students of all ages at risk of severe learning loss.
What can you do?
Help supply our students with the technology and materials they need to stay in school.
Tragically, during this crisis most of the students we support have seen their hard-won gains halted or, worse yet, reversed. Without access to the internet, versatile electronic devices and other supplies required for remote learning, many students will be at risk of dropping out of school. We will provide mobile homework clubs and technology labs to ensure our students have access to these crucial resources.
Help provide our students with food they need to continue to learn and grow.
We know that poor nutrition affects students’ thinking skills, behavior, and health in a negative way. Unfortunately, this crisis has left an unprecedented number of students in our program without access to food on a consistent basis. For at least this next school semester we will provide school day lunches for approximately 250 students, which may serve as their only complete meal that day.
Your tax-deductible donation can enable our local partner, AIM Peñasco, to bring critical technological, educational and nutritional resources to our students. All COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed.
Steps of Love reserves the right to direct donations to areas with the greatest need.
Crisis Relief Reports
Since the end of March, thanks to our generous donors, we have raised more than $180,000 and helped distribute more than 13,500 food bags to families in need in Puerto Peñasco due to the COVID-19 crisis. With the community gradually reopening and online school resuming, we are returning our focus to education. For more information read our monthly impact reports.