Philanthropy in chacala
Playa Chacala’s unique CAMBIANDO VIDAS
Playa Chacala residents, Susana, Mariana, Ana and Trini founded Cambiando Vidas over ten years ago. Chacala’s Cambiando Vidas resides in the Dale Reinhardt Learning Center and is based on the three pillars: community service, scholarship and friendship. Money is raised each year from private donors and Rotary Clubs, providing education opportunities for every child in Chacala. Under the direction of a passionate board of directors and residents: parents, children and sponsors participate in numerous programs. The programs are: nutritional breakfast, hot lunch, literacy, recycling, leadership, scholarship, student organization EBACH, computer club and excursions. The popular after school program provides a venue for volunteers to bring their talent to the interact with the kids in: dancing, music, chess, baking, cards, games, art and more. Almost all of the donations go directly to these programs. Interested visitors should talk to Susana Casa Pacfica and others.
Excursion to El Capomo Falls
Cambiando Vidas Beach club
ROTARY IN CHACALA
Susana says” Chacla and Rotary International and Rotary clubs from the US are synonymous. I worked with visiting Rotary clubs in her early years. I became a Rotarian as soon as the Jaltemba Bay La Peñita Rotary Club was created in 2007. From those early years unto today, Rotary clubs have built the Dale Reinhardt Learning Center, extensively remodeled the Chacala Secondary School, built the Chacala Medical Clinic, built a major addition to the Chacala Kindergarten, a renovation of the Chacala primary school grounds and numerous other projects. My small club ranks in the top 1% of projects, from Chacala to La Peñita, in my Rotary district of 62 clubs. Ask me about Rotary and watch my eyes light up!
an after school club activity Jaltemba Bay La Peñita in the learning centre Rotary Club Fundraiser
CHACALA COMMUNITY PARK PROJECT
The state of Nayarit proudly boasts the new Chacala Community Park, born from a 13 year old architectural drawing. Two years ago, the park-on-paper became a lightning beam that would ignite the imagination of a group of foreign residents and the locals who would join forces to participate in Mexico’s three for one program. Three government agencies: federal, state and county partnered with foreigners, each group contributing 25% share. The result is the Chacala Park, a facility offering a multi-use sports court with bleachers, a child’s playground and walking paths. The greenery is sustained by a state of the art irrigation system. The park is enjoyed by people of all ages.