The KKIS Blog

There is a whole lot going on at The KKIS Project! The KKIS Blog will keep you up to date on the latest news and events.

University and High School Scholarships

Scholarships tangibly keep kids in school and ensure they graduate with a diploma, giving our students brighter futures.

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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.”

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities at KKIS are powerful ways to help others, have fun, and make a meaningful difference in the world.

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Community Connections

KKIS Community connections play an important role in preparing students for real life and breaking the cycle of poverty.

Fundación Sandos Donates a Laptop

Fundación Sandos Donates a Laptop

Sandos Hotels & Resorts donated a laptop to one of our University scholars through Fundación Sandos, A.C.! A few months ago, we were contacted by Ismerai Martínez, Manager at Fundación Sandos, A.C., a Foundation created by Sandos Hotels & Resorts to help Playa...

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KKIS partners with Universidad Tecnológica de la Riviera Maya

KKIS partners with Universidad Tecnológica de la Riviera Maya

KKIS Scholars who finish High School could have discounts and/or scholarships at Universidad Tecnológica de la Riviera Maya. A few months ago, Malú Martínez, our Connections Program Coordinator, and Fred Uriarte, Board Member and Scholarships Director at KKIS, visited...

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Change Lives Through Education

Our mission is to improve graduation rates and prepare students for careers; changing lives through education.

Annual Report

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Things to Do in the Riviera Maya

We’re proud to call the Riviera Maya home. Below are some of our favorite things to do here. Find More Things to Do »

The 5 Best Vegan Restaurants in Playa Del Carmen

The 5 Best Vegan Restaurants in Playa Del Carmen

Playa del Carmen’s relaxed pace of life lends itself to a culture of laid back days at the beach, sunrise yoga, and smoothie bowls. If you’re a vegan and new to town, you might be wondering where to fill up on some wholesome vegan eats. Find out the best vegan...

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The 5 Best Cocktail Bars in Playa del Carmen

The 5 Best Cocktail Bars in Playa del Carmen

There’s no better feeling on a sunny afternoon in the Caribbean than sipping on a finely crafted cocktail that’s been shaken to perfection. But whether you’re interested in a classic piña colada, or prefer a modern espresso martini, where are the best places cocktail...

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The 5 Best Pizza Restaurants in Playa del Carmen

The 5 Best Pizza Restaurants in Playa del Carmen

Although we all LOVE tacos, there’s more than just traditional Mexican cuisine to enjoy while visiting Playa del Carmen. Due to a heavy Italian influence in the city, there’s also a great bunch of pizzerias to same during your trip. Here we share our top 5 restaurants...

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How Can I Help?

Donations of all sizes are what keeps KKIS going and helping the children in the Riviera Maya.

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The Journey to Graduation-Part One: Pedro Guadalupe

The Journey to Graduation-Part One: Pedro Guadalupe

The journey to high school and university graduation is one that is seldom completed by most children in Mexico. Although many try, a large majority will ultimately fail, due to the cost of attending, which most parents are simply unable to pay due to their economic circumstances. Less than 38% of adults in Riviera Maya have a high school diploma, and even less have a university degree.

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