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Christmas Craft Bazaar Showcases Work of Deaf Students

Ceci and Carla with cupcakes

By Sharon Doherty, photo by Ceci Villa Franco

Join us for a wondrous introduction to the holiday season while showing your support for the students of Escuela de Educación Especial who have been working diligently to design, create, and showcase their own handcrafts for this event. Vocational training programs at the school, including woodworking, sewing, jewelry making, and cooking/baking, have been in full swing for several months now and the older students have been tirelessly working with dedicated volunteers and faculty to prepare for this event.

Christmas Craft Bazaar
Wed, Dec 9, 1-3pm
Escuela de Educación Especial de San Miguel de Allende
Umarán 107
Free admission
School: 152 0588

There will be many gift and decorative items to jump-start the holiday spirit in us all. The bistro will be open to serve tea, coffee, and soft drinks and, of course, cupcakes—yummy treats made by our very own Carla and Azucena, the preschool instructor and her sister (a high school student at the school) both of whom are deaf. “Cupcakes de Carla y amigos” is Carla’s brainchild and passion and the school is assisting her in getting her new business off the ground. This falls in step with the school’s mission “to ensure that all San Miguel de Allende children and young adults who are deaf or hearing impaired become literate, independent, and productive citizens who set and achieve life goals.” Teaching the students marketable skills that can be translated to employment opportunities in the community is one important way of achieving this goal.

For more information about this event or to learn more about the school, please call John at 044 415 115 8239. We also invite you to visit the school’s website at


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