"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one." - Malcolm Forbes
Our Successful Albeit Short History
There are no publicly funded schools for deaf children in the State of Guanajuato, Mexico. If the parent of a deaf child wishes to send their child to school they have no option but to send them to languish, virtually untaught, in a public school classroom with hearing students and with no special instruction whatsoever.
Escuela de Educación Especial de San Miguel de Allende, A.C. (San Miguel School for Special Education) opened its doors on September 3, 2012 to assist these children. A group of seven dedicated local residents and professionals, who had a special interest in helping deaf students in the community, came together to form the board of trustees, have the non-profit society registered, rent and renovate suitable premises, hire three Mexican teachers and reach out into the community to bring deaf Mexican youngsters together to improve their standard of education.
The school opened with six students and currently has 23 students enrolled between the ages of 3 years and 55 years. Three of these students come from the community of Dolores Hidalgo, a one hour bus ride from San Miguel. And there are many other deaf children in surrounding communities who would benefit from attending the school, we need to find a way to bring them.
Families of the students contribute what little they can toward the school's operation however the majority of funds are received through grants and donations. Your support would be greatly appreciated.