Cancun Challenge teams up with Seaside ROTARY
how can you help?
Bring donations to the Cancun Challenge!
Make a donation through our website (www.kkisproject.org)
KKIS is a US 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible.
All About Rotary Seaside
KKIS and Seaside Rotary have a common mission: to help the children of Play del Carmen. Season Rotary has a lunch program for some of the poorest children at a school on the edge of the jungle, they collect new athletic shoes for kids to give away each month, and they work to provide clean drinking water in some of the jungle schools.
All About KKIS - keeping kids in school
The KKIS Project provides school supplies, scholarships and English clubs to public school students in Playa del Carmen all in an effort to get them to graduate from high school.
Public school is not free in Mexico. Coast is the greatest impediment to graduation and the reason why less than 20% of children graduate. Providing school supplies each year gives us a chance to talk to students about staying in school.
Providing scholarships to high school students is giving education a chance to change their lives and break out of a cycle of poverty. In an international community like Playa del Carmen, students need a command of the English language along with their degree in order to be able to get the jobs that are available.
U.S. citizens bringing gifts to friends and relatives in Mexico should be prepared to demonstrate to Mexican Customs officials the origin and value of the gifts. U.S. citizens entering Mexico by air or sea can bring in gifts with a value of up to $300.00 USD duty-free.
Please make sure when bringing items into Mexico for KKIS and Kicks 4 Kicks you designate it as a GIFT and not a donation. It's also best to split up the items amongst your group. Each member pack a couple of items in his/her suitcase(s).
About Seaside Rotary
Seaside Rotary’s core mission is to help improve the daily lives and prospects of the children within its service community, Solidaridad. The club activities are focused on fundraising and volunteer support for well-established, local charitable organizations that have a proven a direct, measurable and positive impact on the children and families within our area of service.
The club strives to provide assistance to community-based, non-profit, volunteer, public service, or charitable organizations with programs that benefit children and youth through family support, education, improvement of infrastructure, and access to health benefits within the communities of Solidaridad.