Education remains out of reach for millions of children around the world. According to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, over 59 million children of primary school age were not in school for the year ending in 2018. While statistics from 2020 are not yet available, it is believed that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased this number even more.
For children in El Porvenir, a community on the outskirts of Cancun, Mexico, the situation remains difficult. As one of the poorest communities in the state, El Porvenir has limited access to services such as social security, transportation, utilities, and other basic necessities. Many children in the community don’t have transportation to school and must walk long distances without proper footwear in order to attend school.
During a recent doTERRA Incentive Trip, doTERRA Wellness Advocates empowered change by donating school supplies and helping assemble bicycles. Together, they filled 300 backpacks and assembled 48 bikes so that children in El Porvenir have easier access to school, which encourages higher attendance.
To learn more about doTERRA Healing Hands initiatives around the world and how you can participate, visit https://doterrahealinghands.org/.