Educación "Raíces de Vida"

Educación "Raíces de Vida"

From Raíces De Vida

We are a non profit group of families and teachers located on the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico. Our goal is to built a permanent school based on Waldorf Education with the vision to extend this form of education to all ch...

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Raices de Vida (Roots of Life)

Would you like to help us achieve our dream?

We are a non profit group of families and teachers located on the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico.  We have dedicated almost 10 years to the task of providing an education system for children that is based in having a deep respect for the physical, emotional and spiritual nature of each child.  Our objectives are not only educational.  The basis of our proposal also has a social aspect, in that we are seeking to raise conscious human beings that are able to direct their own lives in a conscious way.  

It is time to change the way our children learn. The education system that inspires us is based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner which acknowledges each child as a spiritual being and supports the physical, emotional, intellectual, social and artistic capacities of the child as they move through each phase of life.  

This year our community, Raices de Vida (Roots of Life) has been blessed by receiving a generous donation of land where we can finally (after several relocations of the school during the last 10 years) materialize our dreams of creating a stable alternative education environment for children.  Our goal is to build a permanent school which will inspire future generations where we aim to extend this form of education to all children in the region through workshops and courses.  We envision a school where we know children are being raised consciously, with respect for each other and the environment.  

Our land is located in the region of El Zapotal, Tonameca, Oaxaca, Mexico.

It is a region that is very rich with plenty of water and fertile soil. Our land is located outside the village in the countryside.  The vision for the school includes 4 classrooms, a communal kitchen and dining area, 2 composting toilets, an assembly hall, storeroom and a well for access to fresh water.  We are looking to make simple hexagonal bio constructions from bamboo and mosquito netting for walls, clay flooring and lamina roofs.  

We need to move to the land in October 2021.  In order for us to reach our goal we need to have at least a few constructions on the land by this time.  The minimum of what we need for Phase 1 is:

  • Two classrooms (kindergarten and primary school) estimated cost $540,000 MXN
  • Two composting toilets estimated cost $20,000 MXN
  • Two water tanks of 2500 litres estimated cost $13,000 MXN
  • A roughly built temporary kitchen and dining area $15,000 MXN

TOTAL ESTIMATION FOR FIRST PHASE $588,000.00 MXN (Five hundred and eighty-eight thousand Mexican pesos.) 

After Phase 1 we will continue with the rest of the construction.  Our complete vision consists of:

  • Classrooms of 64㎡ estimated cost $270,000 MXN each (x 4 classrooms)
  • Communal kitchen and dining area of 54㎡ estimated cost $220,000 MXN
  • 2 composting toilets estimated cost $20,000 MXN
  • Assembly Hall of 64㎡ estimated cost $220,000 MXN
  • Storeroom of 24㎡ estimated cost $60,000 MXN
  • Well 12m deep estimated cost $60,000 MXN
  • 2 water tanks of 2500 litres estimated cost $13,000 MXN
  • Gardens and extras not pre-envisioned $150,000 MXN

TOTAL ESTIMATION $1,803,000.00 MXN (One million eight hundred and three thousand Mexican pesos)

We do not have enough of our own resources for the construction of this project, which is why we invite you to be part of this dream by donating: money, building material, labor or know-how and sharing this with friends & families. Please let us know if you feel inspired to support this project in any way.

Thank you very much for your generosity!  We look forward to hearing from you and are here to answer any questions you may have…

Here you can download our Project Info in English, Spanish, French & German for sharing it with friends and families. Sharing our cause with others will also get us one step closer to our goal. Thank you!

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