Feb 13, 2020
Nicole Beal and Tatiana
Project Amigo

Project Amigo provides scholarships that allow under-privileged students to continue their education, all the way through university. They were founded in the 1980’s by Rotarians from California and the majority of their donors are Rotarians to this day.They serve a handful of small rural communities in the Mexican state of Colima. For the 2019-2020 school year, they have 165 students in their scholarship program, from grade 7 through university. They do much more than just offer financial support and school supplies. There is an amazing and dedicated Mexican staff of 20 that work tirelessly to help these students reach their potential, not just academically, but as people.

Tatiana started in the Project Amigo program at age 12, when the scholarship is first available (seventh grade). In 2019 she completed her degree in architecture from the University of Colima. She will also share some of her personal story and how the opportunity to continue in school, as well as her interaction with volunteers from other countries, has impacted her life.