As school closure warnings began to rumor in early March throughout the Bay of Banderas, the PEACE Punta de Mita staff put into motion actions to safeguard the welfare of school children, and the townspeople who would soon experience massive unemployment. Feeding people and the sustainment of life would temporarily supersede the PPM mission to educate and to improve the quality of life for the residents of Punta de Mita (Higuera Blanca and Emiliano Zapata), and Corral del Risco.
PEACE Punta de Mita teachers are taking their brick-and-mortar classes online, working to design and deliver virtual lessons to students from Kindergarten to High School, beginning the week of May 4th to 8th and continuing as long as necessary. This historic venture is further evidence of our commitment to serving the community by providing quality learning opportunities to our students despite difficult circumstances.
PEACE Punta de Mita has always strived towards continuous growth, all for the better of local communities. By doing so, PPM has strengthened its relationship with all government sectors, like this past March 12th where PPM chairman, Ron Budacz; alongside Executive Director, Ali Elias and Education Manager, Anaelena Guirón; met with Antonio Echeverria Garcia, governor of the state of Nayarit, and Arturo Robles, former Secretary of Education to discuss the future projects between PPM and the Secretariat of Public Education (SEP).
At a recent PEACE Punta de Mita Board of Directors meeting it was decided that PPM would maintain its practice of announcing its annual fundraising campaign in May; however, in view of not wanting to confuse the current active Humanitarian Relief Appeal, it was recognized that most activity for the 8th annual Pledge for PEACE Punta de Mita Campaign would happen in the final quarter – October through to the end of the calendar year.