Should an Education be based on Pesos?
Getting a university degree shouldn’t be about money, yet in Mexico it is. In the Riviera Maya promising students are not able to apply to university if they cannot afford to go.
That sounds crazy to many of us who were able to take out college loans or find other means of paying later for our education. Yet here, you need to pay the bill before you can get in.
So this creates a vacuum in the local community of students to get a higher education with a degree from a university
There are several reasons why students may not go to university in the Riviera Maya region. Here are just seven:
- Lack of financial resources:
One of the most common reasons promising students may not attend university is due to financial constraints. Many families in the Riviera Maya region live below the poverty line and do not have the financial means to cover the costs of tuition, books, and other expenses associated with a university degree.
- Distance from university:
Depending on where a student lives in the Riviera Maya region, they may need to travel long distances to reach a university. Public transportation is not readily available in the “jungle”. This can be a barrier for students who do not have access to reliable transportation.
- Limited career opportunities:
Some students may not see the value in attending university if they do not believe that it will lead to better career opportunities. Depending on the job market in the region, there may be limited options for graduates in certain fields.
- Lack of support from family or community:
Students may face pressure from their families or communities to enter the workforce immediately after completing high school. This can be especially true for students who come from low-income families where the financial burden of attending university falls on the student.
- Cultural barriers:
Cultural attitudes and beliefs may also play a role in whether or not a student decides to attend university. For example, in some communities, there may be traditional gender roles that discourage women from pursuing higher education.
- Language barriers:
Depending on a student’s native language, they may face language barriers when attending university in the Riviera Maya region. While many universities offer courses in both Spanish and English, some students may struggle with language proficiency, which can impact their academic success.
The KKIS organization that is dedicated to supporting promising university students in Riviera Maya.
Our mission is to help students achieve their educational goals by providing scholarships and other resources to those in need. With your support, we
can make a real difference in the lives of these students and help them to build a brighter future.
As a donor or sponsor of KKIS, you are investing in the future of Riviera Maya by supporting higher education through scholarships for our students.
Providing scholarships to those who need financial assistance, we are able to help students overcome the barriers that often prevent them from pursuing their University dreams.
We hope that you will consider supporting KKIS and our mission to provide scholarships and resources to university students in Riviera Maya.
Why Scholarships Matter
Higher education is the key to unlocking a world of opportunities for our promising students. By earning a university degree, students can improve their career prospects, increase their earning potential, and make a positive impact in their communities as well as families
The cost of higher education can be a significant barrier for many students, particularly those from low-income families. There are no government loans or other options for these promising students to attend university without paying out of pocket.
Many families earn less that $300 usd per month and a year of university is $2800 usd.
Scholarships are a critical resource that can help students overcome this barrier and achieve their goals.
By providing financial assistance, scholarships allow students to focus on their studies and pursue their dreams without the burden of overwhelming debt.
Scholarships also help KKIS to provide more students the opportunity to a higher education, making it possible for more students to attend university and create a better future for themselves and their communities.
The Impact of Your Donation
When you donate to KKIS, you are making a real impact on the lives of our students. Your donation goes directly towards providing scholarships and other resources that help students to succeed in their academic pursuits.
Here are a few of the ways that your donation makes a difference:
Your donation can help to provide scholarships to students who need financial assistance to attend university. These scholarships cover tuition, textbooks, and other necessary expenses, making it possible for students to focus on their studies and achieve their goals.
- School Supplies:
In addition to scholarships, your donation can help to provide school supplies to students in need. By providing computers, backpacks, notebooks, pencils, and other supplies, we can ensure that every student has the tools they need to learn and grow.
Your donation can also help to support our mentorship program, which provides students with guidance and support as they navigate the challenges of higher education. Through our mentorship program, students receive one-on-one support from experienced mentors who can offer advice, encouragement, and support.
- Community Impact:
By donating to KKIS, you are also making a positive impact in the communities of Riviera Maya. By helping students to achieve their educational goals, you are contributing to the development of a more educated and empowered community.
As a donor to KKIS, you are investing in the future of Riviera Maya. By supporting these students, you are helping to build a stronger, more educated community.
Our organization, KKIS (Keeping Kids in School), was founded in 2011 by a group of volunteers who were dedicated to helping local students stay in school and achieve their educational goals.
Since then, we have grown to become a registered non-profit organization that provides scholarships, school supplies, and other resources to students in need in the Riviera Maya
We believe that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and creating a brighter future for individuals and communities.
Our scholarship program is designed to support students who demonstrate academic potential, financial need, and a commitment to their education.
We work closely with local schools and universities to identify students who are in need of financial assistance, and we provide scholarships to those who meet our criteria.
We rely on the generosity of donors like you to fund our programs and support our mission. Your donation can make a real difference in the lives of these students, helping them to achieve their dreams.
How You Can Help
There are many ways that you can support KKIS and help us to provide scholarships and resources to university students in Riviera Maya. Here are just a few of the ways that you can make a difference:
- Make a Donation:
Your donation can help to provide scholarships, school supplies, and mentorship to students in need. Every dollar makes a difference, and your support can help to change the trajectory of a student’s life.
We are always in need of dedicated volunteers to help us with fundraising, events, and other activities. Whether you have a few hours to spare or want to make a more long-term commitment, there are many ways to get involved and make a difference.
- Spread the Word:
Help us to raise awareness about the importance of higher education and the impact of our scholarship program. Share our website and social media posts with your friends and family, and encourage them to support our mission
Thank you for your support!
KKIS is a non-profit organization that provides scholarships, educational resources, and community support to students in the area who are at risk of dropping out of school due to financial constraints.