Started in 1996, Programa de Becas is designed to enable the children of very poor families in the Puerto Vallarta area of Mexico to continue their education. To be eligible for this Program the family's economic situation must be such that, without assistance, the student would have to drop out of school. To continue in the Program the student must maintain a grade point average of 8.5 (or better) out of 10. Members from our club work with Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Puerto Vallarta Sur that meets at 9:00 AM on Thursdays at the Hotel Marriott in Puerto Vallarta to administer this program. Jim & Kathy Weber have spearheaded the work done by our club. With the support of sponsors from our club and their friends and family we currently support 105 students that wouldn't have the opportunity for furthering their education without our assistance. We also have support from other Rotary Clubs and people that Jim met on the beach, gave his pitch and got their support.
After close to 40 years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are on the brink of eradicating this tenacious disease, but a strong push is needed now to root it out once and for all. It is a window of opportunity of historic proportions.
As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in the world, children everywhere remain at risk. The stakes are that high.
Learn how you can help at this web page https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/take-action/end-polio
Rotarians answer the questions- Why join Rotary?
This is Rotary
What would it take to change the world? Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.