Tag Archives: Project Amigo

Appreciating the Work of Teachers and Project Amigo

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Julieta helping a group of students at a homework club. Photos courtesy of GROW and Project Amigo.

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Day on Tuesday, May 5, we wanted to share more about the dedication and work of the Project Amigo staff. With the help of GROW donations, raised through the purchase of GROW organic bananas, Project Amigo is able to aid the rural families in Mexico that live near the banana plantations. Educational scholarships pay for school uniforms, textbooks and supplies for the youth, and homework clubs provide a safe and supportive environment for students to visit after school. At each homework club location, a Project Amigo staff member serves as a teacher and provides other assistance.

Project Amigo staff not only serve as tutors and administrators for each club location, but they are mentors to many of the youth; tutors like Jorge and Julieta are role models for Project Amigo students that also want to go on to college and give back to their own communities through their chosen professions. Continue reading

Project Amigo Fiesta Week

Children enjoying snow during the fiesta's Frozen show

Children enjoy snow during the fiesta’s Frozen singalong show

To all of our retailers carrying GROW bananas, we’d like to express our gratitude for helping make the GROW (Giving Resources and Opportunities to Workers) program successful. We’re pleased to be able to share with you what your support efforts look like in action. This past holiday season, volunteers with Project Amigo dedicated their time during the Christmas Fiesta Week in Colima, Mexico.

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Every GROW Banana Sold can Change a Life

Every GROW Banana Sold can Change a Life

The GROW label from Organics Unlimited helps families in the banana growing communities by providing funds to Project Amigo, a nonprofit organization in Mexico. With the financial support they receive from the GROW label, Project Amigo is able to provide communities with vision clinics, dental clinics and literacy and an educational programs. Continue reading

GROW Scholar, Luis, Aspires to Graduate High School and Attend College

Luis GROW Scholar Update September 2014

We’re continuing GROW Month with another great letter from Luis, a GROW scholar for the past six years. Luis will be completing high school soon and plans on attending university after graduating. Learn more about Luis’ inspiring ambition after the break. Continue reading

GROW Scholar, Esperanza, is Excited to Continue School and Help the Community

GROW Scholar Esperanza August 2014

Through your continued interest and support of GROW, many students have been welcomed back to school this fall. We receive many letters from our GROW scholars who like to share their progress. And today we share the kind words of Esperanza, who has been with the GROW program for the past seven years. Continue reading

GROW Month 2014: Education Updates from Project Amigo and More!

GROW Month 2014 Updates from Project Amigo

There are some amazing things happening in Mexico thanks to your continued support of the GROW program. The purchase of a delicious organic yellow fruit is all it takes to bring smiles to the faces of youths in the state of Colima, Mexico. Your support helps us provide funds to continue educational programs, scholarships, student study centers and more with the non-profit Project Amigo. Learn what is new, and see how your purchase of GROW bananas is helping! Continue reading

GROW Month 2014: GROW Scholars Celebrate the End of Summer

GROW Scholars 2014 Summer Retreat 55

We love to see happy faces on all of the GROW scholars who have been given a better chance at education thanks to your support. Without The GROW Program, many of these kids would not have had the opportunities for success in continuing education. This summer a group of GROW scholars celebrated the end of summer school with a fun retreat. Take a look at the photos after the break. Continue reading