The Misión de Amistad began in 1971 when Manuel Ruíz Castro, Archbishop of Yucatán, and Alfred M. Watson, Bishop of Erie, established a cooperative relationship between the two dioceses. Since then, over 200 volunteers have assisted the Yucatecan people through various agricultural, educational and medical projects. Additionally, the Archdiocese of Yucatán has assisted the Erie Diocese by sending priests, seminarians and sisters to minister to the Hispanic community in the Erie area.
Friday, June 17, 2011
IWC Donates for Good of Hogar Nueva Vida
As a token of thanks, the Mission of Friendship would like to offer their sincerest gratitude to the International Women's Club (Mérida, Yucatán) for their generous donation of a new computer to the Hogar Nueva Vida. As the girls continue to grow and learn about the benefits of technology in the 21st century, the IWC's donation will provide greater opportunities for our girls to have hands-on experience with composition, typing and other computer skills.
Hogar Nueva Vida was formed in 1996 to provide a safe environment for young girls from difficult family situations in the south of Mérida. The shelter provides housing, food, education, love and care as each girl seeks to develop her talents in a welcoming atmosphere. The 2011-2012 academic year will mark the 16th year of the Hogar's operation.
Again, a generous thank you to Juanita Geraghty and Charlotte Montague, presenters of the new equipment on behalf of all of the women of the IWC, as well as all donors who make Hogar Nueva Vida possible. You make a difference!
IWC member Julieta Geraghty and Charlotte Montague pose with girls from the Nueva Vida upon receiving a computer from the Mérida-based group. The computer will be used for continuingtechnology- based teaching at the shelter.