Social Causes

There are many wonderful programs geared to help educate, embrace and uplift the people of this area.  Here are just a few stories and organizations.  You can also find more in our section that is dedicated to news about education.

pablo bush romero Pablo Bush Romero Scholarship Fund

A scholarship fund for those limited means and good grades, to continue with their schooling and finish their Middle School

kinnon_9-13.jpg 2013 Real Heroes of Mexico

From the Mexico Report by way of Michele Kinnon's blog Life's a Beach.

pa_tale1_2-13.jpg A Story that Needs to Be Told

A heartwarming story of a young orphan in Puerto Aventuras Poblado.

mayan-girl.jpg A Touching Story about Hekab Be Library

Back in 2006 Mike and I were planning our first trip to Akumal. We spent a great deal of time on travel forums researching...

Hekab Be Liset A Visit to Hekab Be

Lydia Linton Pontius writes about her visit to Akumal's Hekab Be Library

nuevo_noh_bec8.jpg A Visit to the Village of Nuevo Noh Bec

Located on the NW side of Playa del Carmen

akumal_playground1.jpg Akumal Children's Playground Opens

The Akumal Children's Playground Project was the chosen local cause for the 1st Akumal Comedy Festival (2012).

hekab-be1_3-15.jpg Akumal Library Fundraisers

A successful February fundraiser is followed by another in April.

montessori akumal 08 Akumal Montessori School Christmas Posada

December 15, 2012

mayan-girl.jpg Akumal Toy Drive

Please help. This year they are predicting a bigger need than ever!

Anat Kah A.C.

new Web site

anat_kah_logo.gif Anat Kah Recaps 2012

Foundation continues to support the Puerto Aventuras community through its programs

Roddrigo Santa Cancun Whale Shark Tours Helps Kids with Cancer

For the 12th year Roddrigo Sidney reaches out to kids in the Yucatan.

peanut shelter Causes Worth Visiting, August 2009

Several great places to visit and lend a helping hand while on vacation.

Christmas Dreams to José María Morelos

By Michele Kinnon

dream_foto.jpg Dreams for Mayan Children

A foundation for the Yucatan children's education.

rotary_project_6-13.jpg Escuela Digna: Promoting Literacy and Education in Proper School Facilities

Rotary Foundation supports Cancún school

Family Beach Day to help Ak Lu'um June 9, 2012

Friday June 9 at Wah Wah Beach Bar in Playa del Carmen

Mari Pintkowski Finding Ways to Show You Care as a Member of a Community

Before you dive in and are disapppointed, read on.

Children in Chiapas Foundation Escalera: Building a School in Chiapas

Jon and Vonda Look visit a school being built in the indigenous village of Nichnamtic.

hearts-barb06.jpg Hearts Without Borders

Mahahual couple distributes children's clothing, by Barb Eller

Hekab Be Dream Catchers Hekab Be Library

Holiday Christmas Party, Annual Race and more for the Akumal library.

Hekab Be Library Hekab Be Library News & Events

The library in Akumal, Riviera Maya, welcomes new Director

hekabbe_6-15.jpg Hekab Be Library Summer Program

2015 Fundraiser for the Akumal program

Hekab Be Kids and RONA Hekab Be News & Events

Update from Hekab Be Library

Hekab Be swimmers Hekab Be Swim Program

In Akumal

kkis1.jpg Keep Kids in School in Playa del Carmen

A group of American and Canadian women dedicate their time to help children stay in school.

kkis_10-13.jpg Keeping Kids in School – Playa del Carmen

Kick4Kids Kicks 4 Kids – Holiday Sneaker Drive

Providing shoes for all the children in Nuevo Noh Bec

kkis_1-14.jpg KKiS Project Fundraiser, Feb. 20

Keeping Kids in School Live Auction at Wah Wah Beach Bar, Playa del Carmen

KKiS Projects Annual Charity Auction Feb 28th, 2013

11:00 am - 2:30 pm at Wah Wah Beach Bar in Playa

disabled_beach_6-13.jpg Mexico's First Public Beach for Disabled

Playa del Carmen proud to host innovation

save_children_6-15.jpg News from Save the Children, Tulum

by Aline Libassi

heroes_4-14.gif Nominations for the Real Heroes of Mexico Awards

created in 2012 by Susie Albin-Najera, the creator and editor of The MEXICO Report, an internationally recognized blog

montessori1_9-12.jpg Otoch Paal Montessori School Fundraiser, August 2012

Local Montessori school reports on their recent fundraising dinner in Puerto Aventuras

golf_event_9-13.jpg Playa Rotary Club to Host Charity Golf Tournament

First annual at Grand Coral Golf Course on October 26

soccer1_7-14.jpg Riviera Maya Rotary Keep the Ball Rolling

Local Riviera Maya Rotary chapters came together to donate 500 nearly indestructible soccer balls to local public schools.

otoch_paal_children.jpg Second Akumal Comedy Festival a Great Success

Over $4,000 US raised

alana_and_blair.jpg Special Honeymoon Request at Balamku

By Carol at Balamku

School Uniforms Mahahual The Mahahualenas

by Marilyn Marshall - Women of Mahahual on the Costa Maya are working to make their community better.

rotary_2-13.jpg The Riviera Maya's Rotary Club for English Speakers

Playa del Carmen by Michele Kinnon

toys for joys 2008 Muyil Toys For Joys January 6, 2009 - Photos

Brought lots of smiles here are a few

cecilia349.jpg Transformar Educando Is a Nonprofit Civil Association

Located in Akumal, it was begun 20 years ago by a group of women.

tulum_7-13.jpg Tulum Growth Concerns?

Join this group meeting once a week to discuss and plan the future of Tulum.

hekab_be_group.jpg Update from Hekab Be Library

It's back to school for the kids in Akumal

Mari Pintkowski Update on accident victims in Macario Gomez

And information on how you can help

Volunteering at Hekab Be

May 2010

Cristo Rey, Michele Kinnon What's Going on in Cristo Rey?

An exclusive by Michele Kinnon

Save the Children Where Do All the Children Go?

Save the Children, the largest International non-profit working for the well-being of children

xcalak_quilt_10.jpg Xcalak Quilt

third annual Xcalak quilt has been completed.

Baby with Garbage on Beach - Greg Brown

Baby with Garbage on Beach - Greg Brown

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