"These kinds of actions allow us to show all the children the true meaning of our municipality: to show them solidarity, that the collaboration and efforts of parents, businesspeople and society give us the power to help those who need it,” stated Mauricio Góngora Escalante, Municipal President of Solidaridad, as he laid the first stone of the library and bathrooms for the preschool at the CONAFE school in Cristo Rey.

Mauricio Gongora Solidaridad school 

The project will be carried out with funds raised by the “Mano a Mano con Solidaridad” association. Headed up by Erika Michell Carrillo Rodríguez and local businesspeople, Mano a Mano is a non-governmental civil effort using fundraising events like “Un Kilómetro de a Peso por al Educación” (“A Peso per Kilometer for Education”) to get the resources for this construction project.

The new Munipal President of Solidaridad, together with his wife (the municipality’s first social worker Cynthia Osorio de Góngora), visited the students and teachers of the CONAFE preschool in the town of Cristo Rey, where he played with the kids and conversed with the teachers while scoping out the conditions of the school.

Mauricio Gongora Solidaridad school 

Mauricio Gongora Solidaridad school 

Góngora Escalante stated, “Being here today at this school is something special, seeing the kids with such a desire to learn.” He highlighted the importance of offering them the necessary tools to improve their quality of learning.

Góngora Escalante also reiterated his commitment to building a sports dome at the school so kids can enjoy recreational activities in an ideal environment.

“We the municipal authority fulfill our promises, and building the sports dome is one of them, so our children can be what we hope for them to be: people who build a better Solidaridad,” said Góngora Escalante.

Mauricio Gongora Solidaridad school 

Sergio Jiménez, founder of the CONAFE Cristo Rey school and local resident, pointed out the great work that Góngora Escalante has done for the locals and his immediate response to the demand for a higher quality education for the kids.

“He deserves recognition from each and every one of us. We’re confident that you, Mr. Mauricio, will be our best municipal president and will continue to support us as you have done thus far,” said Jiménez.

Góngora Escalante added that education is a priority for his administration, so he will fulfill his promise to make sure every school in the municipality of Solidaridad has a sports dome.