The School Sponsorship Project


Large families, limited income and very few formal assistance programs are three key factors that keep too many children from attending school. School is officially free up to grade 8, but there are many “hidden” costs that represent impossible barriers to most families. Without help, children who are both capable and willing will continue to be ignored, live marginal lives and die in poverty – a terrible but preventable waste of potential.

Project Information

The Project

CANFRO provides the uniforms, books, shoes, supplies, fees and medical care required for children/youth to attend school. CANFRO works directly with  El Centro de Esperanza Infantil A.C./The Centre of Hope for Children, located at Crespo 308, to implement this project.

Canadian sponsors provide annual support for several years – until their students finish as much schooling as they wish to pursue. Sponsors visiting Oaxaca can meet their students and even visit their families at home.


Students gain the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in a broader, more lucrative job market. When one or two members of a family increase their earning power, the whole family benefits. Moreover, children and youth who attend school have the increased academic and social literacy they need to be more knowledgeable and involved citizens of their communities. In addition, they act as role models and mentors to their own and neighbouring family members.

Success Stories

CANFRO is proud to share real-life stories about the children and youth who benefit from this project and the dedicated staff at our partner agencies who support them. These illustrate the direct impact of your donations.

Angela’s Story

Dulce Maria’s Story

Luis’s Story

Julio’s Story

A Story of Hope

Project Manager

Please contact the CANFRO Coordinator at

Want To Help?

A donation of just $400 CAD each May makes it possible for a child to have the education we Canadians all take for granted in our own lives.

Any Amount Welcome