This project connects the local parish in Escalerillas, Mexico, with the indigenous community and is aimed at building self-esteem for the underserved, very poor women, teaching them the Spanish language and culture. The student team from Instituto Hispano Ingles worked with the Parish Priest to share meals and to teach nutrition to the women parishioners. 22 women attended the sessions from an age range of 19-62 years, all of whom are housewives with children. A basic Spanish course was provided for the women, and the cooking and baking courses began in late April due to a lack of available supplies. Grant monies were utilized to buy pots and pans, cooking and baking supplies. After some initial hesitation on the part of the parishioners because the sessions are free, “A Flower for You” has been successful in providing education for the indigenous women of this community.
Learn about the Grant “Sisters Supporting Women for a Better World” here.