School Supplies

Like planting a seed, the message given to each student in Mexico receiving school supplies is “staying in school can make dreams come true."

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?

Conversation English Club (The KKIS Project)

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.

School Supplies • The KKIS Project, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

How Does it Help?

Contributing just $25.00 dollars ensures 1 child can go to school with the tools he/she need to succeed. A monthly donation of only $25.00 sends 12 students to school with school supplies. Band together with 3 friends each giving monthly $25.00 donations and you have secured tools for a whole classroom.
Bringing the supplies to the KKIS office is another alternative which works just as well. See below for the items for which we are in most need.

How Can I Help?

Donations of all sizes are what keeps KKIS going and helping the children in Playa del Carmen.

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School Supplies We Need


  • Pack of 12 colored pencils
  • Pack of 24 colored pencils
  • Pack of 12 colored markers
  • Highlighters
  • Sharpened pencils
  • Erasers
  • Glue Sticks
  • Sharpeners
  • Simple Calculators
  • 4Gb or bigger USB
  • Red pens
  • Blue pens
  • Black pens

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 info@kkisproject.org

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