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Supporters step up to keep students active

Here’s a disappointing statistic - one in three adolescents across Mexico is considered overweight. That’s why Christel House Mexico (CHMX) is focusing on family health, from teaching kids how to make nutritious decisions to encouraging them to stay active. Over the summer, a crowdfunding campaign to improve the school sports facilities offered a colorful welcome back to returning students. The effort creates a bright new look to the CHMX courtyard. Dozens of volunteers transformed the space into a vibrant playground featuring a new soccer field, basketball court and running track. Local ad agency, Provoking Mexico, donated the design and provided the volunteer painters. Eighty donors contributed to the crowdfunding appeal through Providencia Foundation’s donation platform. “I see the joy of our kids,” says Nancy Cruz, Subdirector of Middle School. “The new field encourages physical activity and that’s good for student health.”

Watch a video of the colorful playground transformation above.


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