Los Barriles Baja International Service Project

Spring 2015 - 2020

Eye tests and correction for children

The last few years we have provided wellness checks as well as eye examinations and corrective lens for children and adults in partnership with East Cape Clinic.

Students of La Ribera

Students from La Ribera

Since 2015, a group of Nevada City Rotarians and spouses have traveled to Los Barriles, Baja Mexico for an International Rotary Project to improve the lives of children who live in the La Ribera and San Antonio Albergues (Hostel/dormitory).  Nevada City Rotary partners with Club Rotario Los Barriles, Cabo Este to make needed repairs and improvements to alburgues which are home to boarding students during the school week.  The albergues were damaged by hurricane storms in recent years and have been in need of repair and facelifts.  Each year members of other US Clubs including Truckee, Fair Oaks and Quincy have joined us.

Given dirt roads and distances, many young students live in dormitories during the week to attend school.  Rotarians rolled up their sleeves scraping, cleaning, repainting and refurbishing the boys dormitory with fresh colors chosen by the young student residents. 

During our first trip, PE Dave Bunje presented John Hensley with his 8th Paul Harris Award.  With the PH, John received 8 different sets of supplies for the students which John presented to the Director of La Ribera Alburgue.

After the work project we played on the beach and celebrated.  Presidents Chris Geyer and Robin exchanged flags on behalf of our Clubs.

Thank you Rotary Club of Los Barriles Cabo Este, Baja, Mexico for hosting and partnering with Nevada City Rotary to paint and repair the boys dormitory in La Ribera.  Thank you John Hensley for coordinating the project.
Penn Valley Rotary partnered with us by contributing $500 for supplies and materials!  A BIG THANK YOU to Penn Valley Rotary! 

Read more at Rotary Showcase - Los Barriles Baja Albergues Repair Project.