NICOLAS BRAVO SCHOOL PROJECT
One of the objectives of The Education and Leadership Foundation is to support the improvement of social, educational, and economic conditions of communities in the United States and in Mexico.
The Education and Leadership Foundation is making a difference across borders and has adopted the elementary school, Escuela Primaria Nicolás Bravo in the community of Xoconoxtle, Guanajuato as its sister school.
This elementary school was chosen because its facility was in extreme disrepair and lacked access to technology. The Education and Leadership Foundation has worked diligently and continues to do so to improve the school’s condition to provide an adequate and safe environment that is conducive to learning.
Work IN progress
February 2016: The Education and Leadership Foundation begins the application process for the SEDESOL3X1 Program to provide technology access to the students and community of Xoconoxtle, Guanajuato.
January 2016: The Education and Leadership Foundation, in collaboration with members of the community of Xoconoxtle, U.S. Residents from Xoconoxtle, and Friends of Xoconoxtle provide backpacks and school supplies for the students of Escuela Primaria Nicolás Bravo.
SEDESOL 3X1 Program
February 27, 2013: Members of the Education and Leadership foundation form “Club de Educación y Liderazgo” in order to participate in the Migrant 3X1 Program. The Migrant 3X1 Program, carried out through the Ministry of Social Development (SEDESOL) in Mexico, is formed by an entity of migrants living in the United States and three entities in Mexico formed by federal, state, and local governments. Its goal is for migrants in the United States to collaborate in social projects that contribute to the development of their home communities. Moreover, it encourages a sense of identity among migrants and Mexico. In summary, for every dollar that is raised by the Education and Leadership Foundation for a project, the federal, state, and local governments of Mexico contribute three dollars.
January 2014: The SEDESOL 3X1 Program makes possible the construction of a multi-purpose sports
court and the remodeling of the girls’ and boys’ restrooms.
Education and Leadership Foundation, community of Xoconoxtle, U.S. Residents from Xoconoxtle, and Friends of Xoconoxtle
January 2015: The Education and Leadership Foundation, in collaboration with members of the
community of Xoconoxtle, U.S. residents from Xoconoxtle, and Friends of Xoconoxtle raise funds to
construct a new concrete school patio and improve the roofs, ceilings, floors, doors, and windows of
select classrooms. Our main sponsor, Mr. Jaime Arevalo, generously donates his time, materials, and
manpower to make these projects possible. Through his business, he provides the materials and
workers to carry out these projects. Moreover, he contributes half of the funds needed to carry out
these projects. Date of completion: June 2015.