Colonia Morelos

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THE ENTRANCE TO THE MORELOS COMMUNITY CENTER WHERE VAMOS! HOLDS ITS PROGRAMS.

 

Open Three Days a Week: Tue - Thu – Sat

Average Daily Attendance: 113

Meals Served Last Year: 15,775

 

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Women work on crafts that they often sell or use as gifts for friends and family.

 

 

 

The colonia of Morelos, in the municipality of Jiutepec,  is another  area of extreme poverty that surrounds Cuernavaca.  Here the local government allows VAMOS! to provide our programming at a  community center.  There is a lot of outdoor space there and VAMOS! sets up our tables and chairs three days a week, creating outdoor classrooms for our children and mothers.  It is an education in itself to watch our staff set up in every shady area on the property.  They quickly and expertly set up tables and chairs with the help of moms and some students.  Next the cooks set up their kitchen and start to prepare the nutritious meal that will be served.  Finally whiteboards and flip charts, cartons of school supplies, toothbrushes and fabrics and craft supplies for the mothers are carried to each station.  It is quite an operation to set up and break down every day.  When finished we have a full range of pre-school and elementary classes, and lots of programming for our mothers as well.   Computer classes, music classes and our medical and dental services are also available here on a regular schedule.  At Morelos we have a large and active teen age group as well.

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The Pre-school class is full!

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Our Dentist provides free dental services at every one of our projects.

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5th and 6th graders are working on their Spanish in this outdoor class.

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VAMOS! programs are a good place to make new friends!

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VAMOS! brings in art specialists from time to time to work with our children and teachers.

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Mothers here are participating in a special workshop.

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The community center provides a nice playground for outdoor activities.

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This young man shows off a flower he made for his mother.