A Gift of an Education.. Will Change a Generation

by Have Hammer Will Travel A. C.
A Gift of an Education.. Will Change a Generation
A Gift of an Education.. Will Change a Generation
A Gift of an Education.. Will Change a Generation
A Gift of an Education.. Will Change a Generation
A Gift of an Education.. Will Change a Generation
A Gift of an Education.. Will Change a Generation
A Gift of an Education.. Will Change a Generation
A Gift of an Education.. Will Change a Generation
A Gift of an Education.. Will Change a Generation
A Gift of an Education.. Will Change a Generation
A Gift of an Education.. Will Change a Generation
A Gift of an Education.. Will Change a Generation
A Gift of an Education.. Will Change a Generation
A Gift of an Education.. Will Change a Generation
A Gift of an Education.. Will Change a Generation
A Gift of an Education.. Will Change a Generation
A Gift of an Education.. Will Change a Generation
A Gift of an Education.. Will Change a Generation
A Gift of an Education.. Will Change a Generation
A Gift of an Education.. Will Change a Generation
A Gift of an Education.. Will Change a Generation
A Gift of an Education.. Will Change a Generation
A Gift of an Education.. Will Change a Generation
A Gift of an Education.. Will Change a Generation
HHWT Board of Directors visit to Conalep Tech
HHWT Board of Directors visit to Conalep Tech

HHWT August 2021 REPORT:  Remembering Howard Feldstein and Moving on

 

Our sincere condolences on behalf of the Board of Directors of Have Hammer will Travel A.C woodworking school to Howard Feldstein passing Aug 2021. Howard Feldstein was president of Lake Chapala society before HHWT was a legal A.C. in 2010.  Howard helped start the first woodworking hand tools class on the back patio of LCS. The woodworking hand tools class for local Mexican boys and girls ages 10 to 14. The young boys and girls learned valuable life skill though woodworking. LCS was the nurturing mother of HHWT 13 years ago. Thank you Howard and LCS.  Our thoughts and prayers to his family.

 

Moving on:  Our Executive summary

 

The Covid 19 has disrupted education systems across the world. The closures of school has had devastating effects on children and their ability to exercise their human rights to education. Education systems were already in crisis even before the pandemic and now facing drastic budget cuts. At the height of the crisis vast majority of children had their education interrupted. Particularity the poorest children, which is the most vulnerable population at risk. The majority of the children are in learning poverty. They do not have access to local schools due to limited enrollment or access online education. Education is the hope of sustainable global economies and individual incomes. Gaining these foundational educational skills is priority for literacy and social emotional learning.

 

 September Semester 2021

 

The vital news is there is a solution and a way forward that turns the crisis into an opportunity, but only with urgency now. Making education inclusive, engaging and adaptive. Have Hammer Will Travel A.C Woodworking school has rebuilt its volunteer team and hired a new woodworking staff for the Sept 2021 semester. We will be focusing on educational technology where it has been effective, proven and most equitable. At HHWT we will be better at utilizing our resources by coordination, alignment and effectiveness by partnering with Conalep Technical College. In August 2021 we completed all the legal papers and turned the application to work officially with Conalep. Conalep Technical college (Colegio de Educación Profesional Técnica Del Estado de Jalisco) required that we be vetted by the Mexican governmental board of Conalep. HHWT looks forward to that relationship and providing scholarships to our students to move onto higher education at Conalep. Hopefully to be vetted in 2021. Our Sept enrollment at HHWT has been successful.  We are at capacity with a waiting list.

 

Your Continued Support

 

Thank you all for your generosity, HHWT is where it is because of your continued partnership in changing the lives of Mexican youth both boys and girls. HHWT is now partnering with local groups that empower young Mexican women.  For the first time HHWT in Sept 2021 has a woodworking class for women with women volunteers. We have two young women in the class age 14 who could not get enrolled in Sept at Escuela Preparatoria regional de Chapala high school, because of limited enrollment. They are enrolled for preparatoria in Jan 2021. The two girls are on a HHWT scholarship and will be sponsored by Changemakers for high school scholarship in Jan 2022. Through our special relationship with Changemakers the young women were referred to HHWT and have an opportunity for empowerment through woodworking and CAD education during the Sept Dec layover. They may continue at HHWT part time in Jan.

 

GlobalGiving Little by Little Campaign Sept 13 to 17, 2021

 

Five days of fundraising, 50% match on all donations.

DONATIONS UP TO $50 PER UNIQUE DONER ORGANIZATION WILL BE MATCHED

Matching funds will not run out.

HHWT will be raising $720 dollars to fund tools for women’s woodworking class.

https://www.globalgiving.org/microprojects/empowering-women-and-girls-woodworking-class/

 

With Affinity

H Wayne Renz

Treasurer HHWT

 

 

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2021 July Monthly report Hello everyone! Greetings from Lake Chapala, Mexico. Today we would like to give you an update about our New Campus Building Project as things have been moving ahead quickly in the last week. In the last year, Mexico’s economy has been devastated by the effects of the Covid-19 crisis, mainly the drop of tourist numbers from around 30 Million to basically nothing. We had no face to face fundraising events in 2020. The board of directors came to the rescue and donated $195,000 pesos to cover fixed expenses. HHWT cannot have this lockdown happen again. HHWT may not survive it. we need to buy a building and have no more rental expenses. Hoping for some decline in real-estate prices, we have taken this opportunity to review additional properties besides our current building that was our favorite. We reviewed other properties online that were within our price range and location requirements. The result of our reviewing these properties showed that the building we are renting is still the one best suited to accomplish both our long- and short-term vision for Have Hammer Will Travel Woodworking School. Since the “ball is in our court” in the negotiation process with the owner, the Building Leadership team has recently spent hours in discussions about our next steps. We have decided to pursue this building and have asked the Board of our Foundation for permission to negotiate an appraised quote from the owner to see where we need to be the next three to five years. We have received the permission to negotiate a new lease, with possible option to purchase within the month of August. We are working to complete a capital campaign budget for this project. Hopefully we will meet our fundraising goal within five years and have ownership of the building, we will continue our fundraising and start the renovations as the needed money is raised. All incoming funds will then be for renovations. When the project is completed the new campus will be used for vocational training and counseling needs for the women and children from local surrounding towns. HHWT will be able to meet the needs of our community with a more modern and welcoming facility. Thank you for your interest in our work here in Have Hammer will Travel A.C Woodworking school and we hope that you are as encouraged as we are about the vision of our new campus finally! Good news! thank you for partnering with us, on July 14, 2021 GlobalGiving Matching bonus campaign, we received $3000 dollars Matching bonus from our partnership with GlobalGiving to help start our new campus campaign. Thanks! HHWT board of Directors . . . . . . . .

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Beautiful image of turtle handmade on stepstool
Beautiful image of turtle handmade on stepstool

 

HHWT JUNE 2021 Be The Light Capital campaign was approved by the Have Hammer Will Travel A.C. Board fo Directors the campaign to purchase our currnet building we rent and improvements to it. Leon the architect is drawing up prelinmary plans for review this weekend.

 The classes for Single women with children start on July 19, 2021, To empower the women students we are inviting other local women empowerment groups to come to the school and teach a classs or classes on womens empowement.We realize we can not do it all alone and must partrner with other lcoal womens empowerment groups. Our special project: we will work with at-risk single women with children HHWT will help these Mexican women along with their families to provide positive resources for success. During their time with us, these women will gain life skills through woodworking and Computer Aided Design (CAD) that are necessary for personal and professional happiness in life and guide these women to continue on to a higher level education.

Our mission in this special project is to empower single mothers with life skills through woodworking and Computer Aided Design which will help them transform their lives and rise above the poverty line. We see the dignity of every human being for their human rights and freedoms at each stage of their lives.

Single mothers who are enrolled in our school will develop life skills through hands on vocational training in woodworking, CAD and digital citizenship. This will help them to reach their full potential. This technical and life skills education is the key to unlocking themselves and their families from the vicious cycle of poverty. The students acquire more confidence upon participating in our program.

 

 

  •  The globalgving matching campaign is July 14, 2021
  • 8:15 Ajijic/Guadalajara time or 9am Washington D.C.
    $400,000 available in Matching Funds
     for participating projects!
  • 15% match on donations from $100 - $499 (while funds remain)
  • 30% match on donations from $500 - $749 (while funds remain)
  • 50% match on donations from $750 - $1,000 (while funds remain)
  • Matching Fund rates will apply to donations up to $1,000 per unique donor per organization

Thank you for your partnership and generous support.

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Collage of student activities
Collage of student activities

Good News! Mexican government opened local schools May 17, 2021 for small classes. All Covid 19 procedures are still in place.

HHWT opened our classes to ages 11 to 19 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Since Covid 19 in 2020 shut down for 14 months we lost several volunteers at the school.  New classes for teaching safety and woodworking skills for older volunteers over age 50 on Tuesday and Thursday morning's.

Thank you all for your donations. The HHWT school is now just meeting most of its current monthly expenses. HHWT hopes to build up our reserves by the end of 2022.

We are meeting with Leon our young architect who lives in Ajijic.  Date is Tuesday June 22, 2021 at 10 AM at the HHWT school on the back lawn or it it rains inside the HHWT office.
 
Leon was referred by Arif who is the son of  Paul and Alma's son  Alma  is our HHWT lawyer.
 
Leon would like to talk with board of directors about assisting with a plan to buy our building,
as well as create preliminary drawings . He will help us create a vision of where we want to be in 3 to 5 years from now.
We now have the need to develop a capital campaign steering group. I welcome your help  to create and guide our 3 yo 5 year vision. I invite you to join us and help and be part this vision.
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2. Feasibility Study
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GlobalGiving has invited HHWT to participate in the July 14, 2021 matching day. Donations will be matched up to 50%. As we get closer more information will be provided
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On July 19, 2021 we are starting a project for single women with children, two scholarships are available. Have them see Fidel Mendoza to enroll.

With Affinity

H Wayne Renz

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On April 23rd HHWT Graduated the 2021 April accelerator project with GlobalGiving. HHWT achieved vetted status. HHWT is now a partner with GlobalGiving,

GlobalGiving has invited HHWT, now that we are vetted, to participate in the matching fundraiser in July 2021.

The HHWT board of directors met and discussed the need to create a capital campaign to buy the building we are in. By buying the building it will not to pay rent and have additional income for additional teacher and scholarships for HHWT students. You can donate appreciated stock through GlobalGiving and take a tax deduction. Please contact H Wayne Renz, the HHWT treasurer for donating appreciated stock for a tax deduction. The building can be named after you, Maybe called the The ------   ------ vocational school.

The HHWT board of directors and volunteers want to thank everyone who partnered with to raise over $5000 dollars from 40 different donors achieved that milestone and received badges from GlobalGiving,

The badges that were awarded to HHWT were Leader, Vetted and Top Ranked. (see photo)

Getting vetted by GlobalGiving has been a 2-year project, creating year end annual reports, getting letters of reference. HHWT legal documents, newspaper articles and Jalisco Government documents etc. and submitting them to GlobalGiving.

 On the first submission in Sept 2020 we to did not get selected, HHWT missed one document from the Mexican government stating that when we dissolve all are assets go to another charity.  HHWT was able to get that document and turn it in December 2020. HHWT was selected on March 16, 2021 to participate in the April accelerator project. Thank you all for participation between April 5th and April 23rd 2021. HHWT for the first time in 13 years has now monthly recurring donations. With these monthly recurring donations, we can plan ahead now.

HHWT hopes this month we will get 5 new partners to donate and reach our target of 60 Donors.  GlobalGiving has reward program where you get GG Reward points for reaching different targets. HHWT will receive additional engagement reward points when we have over 60 donors.

 The more GG reward points we achieve the more matching days and other activities we are invited to by GlobalGiving.

 Working with GlobalGiving is a big achievement and milestone for HHWT. We are very thankful for this opportunity to have access to worldwide crowdfunding. Now are partners can invest in HHWT, by credit card or debit card form anywhere in the world that has internet.

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Have Hammer Will Travel A. C.

Location: Chapala, JALISCO - Mexico
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H Wayne Renz
Chapala, JALISCO Mexico
$13,164 raised of $19,300 goal
 
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