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Temporary Program Suspension

HEALTH AND SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT – COVID 19

We have suspended operations for at least two months at locations around the world in response to the global threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19). This proactive measure is intended to minimize the risk COVID-19 poses to the communities we serve, our volunteers and staff; the health and safety of our All Hands and Hearts’ community is our foremost priority. We remain committed to finishing the work we began, once the global situation stabilizes.

MEXICO EARTHQUAKE RELIEF

Disaster Profile: Mexico Earthquakes

On September 7, 2017, one of the most lethal earthquakes in Mexican history hit close to the southern state of Chiapas, with a devastating magnitude of 8.2. Just 12 days later and a few hundred miles away, a 7.1 magnitude quake rocked central Mexico, toppling buildings, breaking gas mains, knocking out electricity and sparking fires across the city and other towns in central Mexico. 

Program Work: Temporary Suspension

Our Mexico Relief Program is currently on hold. We have suspended all operations, in response to the global COVID-19 situation, to prioritize the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and the communities we serve. 

Once work commences, our focus will be on two schools that serve more than 200 students—Escuela Secundaria Paulo Freire and Escuela Primaria Insurgente Vicente Guerrero—in the region of Oaxaca. Our work will include demolition, school rebuilding and retrofitting, WaSH rebuilding and landscaping.

PROGRAM HISTORY

Phase I: Morelos, March 2018-January 2019

Our efforts in Mexico began in March 2018, in El Jicarero, Morelos, where we partnered with Happy Hearts Fund (now All Hands and Hearts Mexico) to reconstruct the Narciso Mendoza Primary school, projected to help 400+ students over the next decade, and retrofitted classrooms at the Vicente Guerrero Primary School.

Phase II: Oaxaca, January 2019-July 2019

In January 2019, we began work at Celso Muñoz Primary School and Jardin de Niños 13 de Septiembre in Oaxaca. At Celso Muñoz Primary School, we rebuilt seven classrooms, an office and library, built a playground and provided WASH facilities and retrofitted four classrooms. At the Jardin De Niños 13 De Septiembre, we rebuilt and repainted the playground, rebuilt classrooms and refurbished the pre-school’s fence.

Phase III: Oaxaca, July 2019-December 2019 

In July 2019, we continued recovery efforts in Oaxaca, rebuilding Itzcoatl Preschool and Revolution Primary School. In addition to our work on the schools, we implemented a community Disaster Risk Reduction Training program, reactivated a community waste management system and piloted an agricultural education program.

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Program Work

We are proud to announce that we will continue working on schools in Mexico from May 2020.

School BuildsSchool Builds

Children may be placed in Temporary Learning Centers (TLCs) for years after a disaster, if their school was completely destroyed. Our school build programs aim to provide a safe and disaster-resilient learning environment for students.

School BuildsSchool Builds

Children may be placed in Temporary Learning Centers (TLCs) for years after a disaster, if their school was completely destroyed. Our school build programs aim to provide a safe and disaster-resilient learning environment for students.

Renewal Projects Renewal Projects

Our Renewal projects help to strengthen communities by boosting morale, restoring elements that bring a sense of normalcy to a community, provide new life or occupational skills and equip community members with skills that can be used to manage future disaster events.

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All Hands and Hearts Renewal Project

Renewal Projects Renewal Projects

Our Renewal projects help to strengthen communities by boosting morale, restoring elements that bring a sense of normalcy to a community, provide new life or occupational skills and equip community members with skills that can be used to manage future disaster events.

Base Work Base Work

Our bases are communal living spaces that we strive to make feel like home for each and every volunteer. Base work allows us to achieve this and also gives us the opportunity to leverage volunteer skills off the worksite, should they be willing and able to help with office work.

Base Work Base Work

Our bases are communal living spaces that we strive to make feel like home for each and every volunteer. Base work allows us to achieve this and also gives us the opportunity to leverage volunteer skills off the worksite, should they be willing and able to help with office work.

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