This week in KOC – New lab approved for Oaxaca, Mexico

It is exciting to let you know that the KoC board has voted and approved to set up a new lab in José Vasconcelos school, this year.

This is an elementary bilingual school located in Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán, Oaxaca, México. It is ~10 minutes from Emiliano Zapata school(latest KoC lab). It is located in the Monte Albán area.

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The school has vegetable gardens and the produce is used to prepare school lunches.  It is one of the few schools in the area that has a hot lunch program. When the students finish eating their hot lunch, which they pay five pesos for, members of the community can also come in and have a hot lunch. The community started around 15 years ago. They speak different dialects as Zapoteco, Mixteco and Mixe. They speak Spanish too. A total of 150 kids attend the elementary school in this community.

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Some views of the school and community here:
https://goo.gl/v41flx
https://goo.gl/JuMa7V
https://goo.gl/KSUZ8O

You can see the results here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-JTM7FJGQ/

We are excited to work with such a deserving community and are currently raising funds for this new lab to make it a reality. Please donate here. Every little bit helps!

We are planing a trip in May-June, so we will let you know more about this in coming weeks. Stay tuned! 😀

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