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FAI celebrates its 20th anniversary with a gala concert

By Sylvia van Dijk

FAI celebrates its 20th anniversary with a gala concert offered by the Symphonic Orchestra from the University of Guanajuato, which will be at the San Francisco church. A Mexican cocktail will be offered after the concert.

Gala concert
Celebrating FAI’s 20th anniversary
w/The Symphonic Orchestra from the University of Guanajuato
Thu, Oct 25, 7pm
Iglesia de San Francisco
350 pesos

FAI is an organization of civil society; we have directly worked with more than 150,000 children of the States of Guanajuato and Querétaro during these past 20 years. This time we will not continue with the history of our organization, but we want to share our current programs that will benefit from the proceeds of the concert.

In all four programs FAI holds up the three basic principles of the International Convention of the Rights of the Child: provision, protection and participation.

1. The training center for water management in Las Yerbas (CERECALY). The center offers library and computer services to the community of Las Yerbas, in the Municipality of Las Yerbas where it is located. The team of CERECALY leads a strategic plan for the rehabilitation of the Alto Laja watershed and works directly with 18 communities and their schools on training for sound water management and technology that helps save and catch rain-water, with soil conservation and care of native vegetation to help it survive long periods of drought.

2. Environmental education in San Miguel de Allende (PEASMA). This program educates children from second to sixth grade in 11 schools in San Miguel how to care and love animals and plants and to keep the environment green and healthy. Children engage in civil responsibility by becoming guardians of the water, of the separation of garbage, of the trees, and of the animals.

3. Prevention for street children (PRENIC). This program offers after school services in 3 marginalized urban neighborhoods of León. It offers homework club, sports, games, and supports children’s projects and initiatives in their communities.

4. Microcredit in the Sierra Gorda  (PAME). This program runs a micro-credit program for women and peasants in the municipalities of Tierra Blanca, Victoria, Xichú and San Luis de la Paz. It is piloting a program for gender violence prevention among adolescents in secondary schools of Tierra Blanca. Twenty youngsters are engaged in peer counseling.

The donation for your tickets will support these programs. You can purchase them at: FAI, Hidalgo 13; La Biblioteca, Insurgentes 25 and Vía Orgánica, Margarito Ledesma 2. For more information go to our webpage: or facebook: FAI.GTO, e-mail:, tel: 415.152-3686, Hidalgo 13, San Miguel de Allende, 37700, Guanajuato, Mexico, bank account number 7992805, branch office 483, Banamex.

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