What Motivates Us
There are children who are not going to school simply because their families cannot afford school supplies. Mexico’s minimum wage was raised on Jan 1, 2021 to $141.70 pesos per work day – that is $7 dollars a day. A year’s worth of school supplies for one child costs on average, $550 MXN or $25 USD.
For many parents that is a week’s worth of wages. Imagine the decisions that parents have to make here. The tradeoffs.
How do children learn without basic school supplies?
What We Do
KKIS works with the Secretary of Education to identify schools most in need.
We gather school supplies all year long – donors give online, at events or they bring supplies to the KKIS office. In August, volunteers put together age-specific bags of school supplies. The first week of school, KKIS volunteers hand the bags of supplies directly to students and wish them a successful school year.
How Does it Help?
How Can I Help?
Donations of all sizes are what keeps KKIS going and helping the children in Playa del Carmen.
School Supplies We Need
- Pack of 12 colored pencils
- Pack of 24 colored pencils
- Pack of 12 colored markers
- Sharpened pencils
- Glue Sticks
- Simple Calculators
- 4Gb or bigger USB
- Red pens
- Blue pens
- Black pens
Where to buy in Playa del Carmen?
Drop-off places in Playa del Carmen
Keep kids in School Office
No name on the building, please ring the bell.
NW corner of 32nd St and 35th Av
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo
Open 9-5:00 M – F
Other times by appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org