On April 12th, we celebrated the inauguration of Colegio Amparo with more than 400 people attending from near and far! Canadian board members, National leaders and the Municipal Mayor were involved in the official ribbon cutting. In addition to the official speeches, there was traditional dancing by students, indigenous poetry, and musical performances all topped off by an amazing meal!
We broke ground on Amparo's school project back in March 2020. Despite the restrictions of the pandemic, the logistical challenges of being in an extremely remote area, we officially opened for classes onFebruary 14th of 2022. This in itself was a miracle. After being told it could take 2-5 years to receive our approval from the Ministry of Education, we were able to obtain itin 4-months!