BLOCK by BLOCK Community Learning Centers
Celebrate 12 Years with FFHE!
Block by Block Community Learning Centers
We've got BIG news!
Block by Block is an original Family to Family Humanitarian Expeditions (FFHE) program, involving partnerships between FFHE and local government and non government agencies in Mexico. Together we will construct Community Learning Centers out of patented cement blocks, similar to Legos, so that no mortar is required. It's genius! Communities will raise money to build the centers, and FFHE will match their donations and help with the cost of the finishings: roof, floor, windows and doors, electrical and plumbing work, furnishings etc… We understand the importance of the community "owning" the center, and being invested in its success. The community will decide what kind of classes would be beneficial according to their own strengths, talents, and goals, and we will then build on their suggestions. Our focus will be participatory learning and community self sufficiency. Families will have the chance to learn about subjects such as square meter gardening, personal and family hygiene, fish farming, hydroponic gardening, solar energy, water purification and gathering, reading, and English speaking to name a few. We’re so excited!
The first Block by Block Community Learning Center will be constructed in the city of Boca Del Rio in Veracruz, Mexico. The site has been chosen, the land secured and the partnerships formed.
Will you help us? TOSS a BLOCK today!
To celebrate our 12th year we are launching a social media challenge we're calling Toss a Block. We are inviting YOU, our friends, family, and supporters to "toss a block" to someone who has been a building block in your life, or inspired you…by tagging them on Facebook or Instagram…and donating $12 to Family to Family in their honor. Will you celebrate with us? Toss a Block today! Don't forget to hashtag #tossablock!