28 Nov
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Day of the Dead at CETMAR high school

Day of the Dead was celebrated royally at CETMAR high school where KKIS has many scholarship students.  The kids built alters to honor their loved ones and paraded and danced. A grand party to remember those who have passed.

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15 Jul
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Cristo Rey Graduation for 6th Graders

The first 6th Grade graduation ceremony from the new public school in the Cristo Rey neighborhood took place this week. KKIS Board members were in attendance as were members of Seaside Rotary. They helped distribute certificates of merit for exceptional achievement in general and in English for each grade and diplomas to the graduates.There were […]

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15 Jul
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Graduation Party for KKIS Scholarship Students, 2016

The KKIS Scholarship Program for high school students in Playa del Carmen has 11 graduates this year. They were celebrated with a party at El Jardin restaurant with 120 people in attendance: family, friends, mentors, teachers and the KKIS Board of Directors. It was a wonderful experience with good food, music and only a few […]

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30 Apr
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Children’s Day with KKIS, 2016

The KKIS Project celebrated International Children’s Day this week in a big way all over the town of Playa del Carmen. We started early in the morning with Aurora Meade’s Clown Shows at two of the schools we help with school supplies in the Nicte Ha neighborhood. Great fun was had by all. Before going […]

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23 Mar
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KKIS Pizza Party for Scholars and Mentors

Fred Uriarte, the KKIS Project scholarship program organizer, planned a pizza party for all 32 of the KKIS high school scholarship students and their mentors last Saturday, March 19. Each of these students receives help with school fees, uniforms, school supplies, books and transportation which cost about $500 USD per student for a full year. […]

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12 Dec
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Huge THANK YOU to KKIS Volunteers

The Board members of the KKIS Project would like to thank all the volunteers who have helped so much. You know who you are, but here are some memories from this past year. ¬†Gracias a todo!    

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11 Dec
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Free Theatre Tickets for English Students

    KKIS was contacted by Dada Project production company with an event called “Dreaming of Tomorrow” with visual effects, acrobatic performance and concert which will take place at the new Public Theatre in Playa del Carmen. The theme is Pro-Humanity and Pro-Planet. The company wanted to give back to the community and asked for […]

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05 Dec
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Posada at CETMAR High School with Value Traded Mentors, 2015

Value Traded, a business in Playa del Carmen, approached KKIS a few months ago asking how they could help. It was suggested that they pay for scholarships of students at CETMAR high school in the Villas del Sol neighborhood. Their employees would become mentors for 15 young people, meeting them at least once each month […]

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11 Nov
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Snorkeling with CETMAR Students

CETMAR, a technical high school in Playa del Carmen, had asked the KKIS Project if we could provide a group of English speaking people with whom their students could interact on a snorkel trip to Akumal. There were 11 of us and 18 student guides that showed up in front of Mega where a large […]

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10 Jul
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Graduation at DIF School

Today was Graduation of the 10 – 17 School on the DIF Campus in Playa del Carmen where KKIS volunteers have been teaching English for the past year with a computer program donated by Brill Kids. It was hot and there was much waiting for all to be just right. But finally the officials arrived, […]

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