Recently, Colegio Carol Baur has begun the Project “House Improvement” for the Triqui indegenous community that lives in the Merced zone of Mexico City. These people are in very poor conditions and they have many urgent needs.
The project comprises a process of integral improvement for: 56 houses and bathroom areas in a site where 400 people now live.
The opportunity we have as part of society, being able to contribute to diminish the needs that vulnerable sections of our country are now suffering, is a responsibility that Carol Baur School gladly assumes.
With a clear conscience of the urgent needs that Mexico has, and that can only be solved through the union of an organized society, government institutions and private enterprises.
Colegio Carol Baur has supported for more than 18 years indigenous groups, including this Triqui group, by promoting the sale of their arts and crafts.
On behalf of those who are being benefited by this Project, we express our deepest gratitude for the support we have received.
Students, teachers, and parents are committed to help with resources for the Triqui families.
Each year, Colegio Carol Baur holds a fair sale for Mexican craftsman where more than 1000 parents and students can watch, know and buy different Mexican craftwork and food, appreciating what they manufacture. In this occasion a dance called “La Pluma” (The Feather) was performed.
Teachers and students at Colegio Carol Baur in Queretaro gave academic support to young indigenous of “Puente de Esperanza, IAP” that has the purpose of bringing opportunities to poor people from rural and indigenous zones, so by means of an entire education, they can acquire capacities and abilities for an adequate development in order to face life with dignity, generating in their families an ambience of honesty, generosity and values.
One of the most relevant characteristics of Carol Baur School is that pupils live knowledge and acquire experience to carry out by themselves field practices and social and scientific research; they appraise the activities peasants do when harvesting corn, one of Mexico main crops and basic food for our people; the experience of feeling the harsh hands of men and women who do their best to make a living really sweating and that connect with the golden corn fields that reflect their traditions and love for our Mother Land.
Apprenticeship obtained through this activity provokes an interdisciplinary knowledge and will be meaningful in our pupils’ future life, proposing alternatives that will offer better conditions for the rural life of Mexican field.
Students from Colegio Carol Baur had a real life experience knowing and working a rural social context, listening to the peasants voice about growing corn and the problems they face every day, awakening their conscience and empathy towards the people who work in the field. Urban pupils acquired a new relationship with the life of peasants and their needs.
To begin with harvesting, pupils learned about the characteristics corn has to have in order to be cut, and the way this should be done so it is not damaged.
The pupils cut about 30 corns each when harvest was ready. Then, at school, some of them selected the corn to sell it. The day after, raw baked corn were sold and pupils had again the experience of lighting a charcoal fire, baking the corn and preparing them to be sold to the parents. Income was entirely donated to the orphan-home John Paul II.
With the specific purpose of pupils carrying on a real social labor for John Paul II Elementary School, a commitment Carol Baur School generated, pupils were involved in the economic aspect, giving each $3.00 per piece of corn and thus, paying Mr. Jose Terrazas for his harvest. Pupils are deeply committed to help those who are in need.