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Puerto Vallarta News NetworkVallarta Living | August 2009 

School Of Champions Needs English Teachers
email this pageprint this pageemail usArthur Fumerton - PVNN
August 17, 2009

If you have a few hours a week to spare and would like to improve the prospects of these local children, please call (322) 223-4311 or send an email to ArthurEFumerton(at)
The School of Champions is an after school program operated by Feed the Children Vallarta. Our aim is to help the disadvantaged children living in the area around the dump, by providing them with essential skills to help them attain a better future.

Over 300 students in grades three to six choose to come to the School of Champions to learn math, English and computer skills every school day.

In order for this successful program to continue, we rely on people who care about these children and are willing to dedicate a few hours a week to giving these highly rewarding classes, which take place from ten until twelve in the morning and four until six in the afternoon.

We are looking for dedicated English teachers who live in the area and can commit to at least six months of teaching at our school. A teaching degree is not necessary, but some experience would be helpful. The most important attribute is a love of children and a desire to help them with their education.

We have a detailed daily curriculum, but the teachers have a lot of freedom in how they wish to teach the class. All of the children attend public school either in the morning or afternoon and volunteer for our program, so we emphasize that the classes should be fun and enjoyable.

Besides a full-time teacher, each class will have at least one teaching assistant. Assistants can commit to one or more days during the week within our schedule, but we ask that they also commit to at least six months in order to provide stability in our programs.

If you are interested and would like to improve the prospects of these local children, please contact us at (322) 223-4311 or send an email to at ArthurEFumerton(at)
The Children of the Dump was founded in 1998, originally as Feed the Children Vallarta. Through private donations, the program feeds more than 2,300 children daily, operates nine day care centers and an after-school program for grades 3 through 6; teaching them English, math and computers. The goal of the Children of the Dump is to ensure education through grade nine and to educate the children of Puerto Vallarta in the skills necessary to rise above poverty. To learn more about Children of the Dump's programs, click HERE or visit

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