Monday, September 15, 2014

Library Fall Raffle 2014!

The Akumal Library is pleased to announce the launch of our 2014 Annual Fall Raffle Fundraiser! 

The raffle will run from September 15 – September 30, 2014.

We have several very nice prizes to offer this year including art, yoga classes, gift certificates from local businesses and more!  
 
Raffle tickets can be purchased online at our blog for $20.00 per ticket. http://hekabbe.blogspot.com/
From September 15 – September 30, 2013 (5 p.m. PST).  Once you have purchased your ticket we will send an email with your ticket number.  Please keep track of your numbers.   We will draw the winning tickets and post the results here on September 30, 2014. 




Pictures of our prizes this year will be provided over the course of the next few days so please stay tuned.  We start today with one of our small prizes and work our way up!  

Here's a little information about what we've been up to recently, about what your generous donations help us achieve at Hekab Be:

Just one month ago we wrapped up our most successful summer program in several years. With over 70 children registered, “EXPRESS YOURSELF!” was a huge hit! The children enjoyed activities in photography, art and music history, creative movement, cooking, soccer, yoga, theater, literacy development, and much more! We were extremely fortunate to have several special guest teachers from the United States as well as local speakers and visitors.

Please help us to continue this momentum and enthusiasm with our children and families in Akumal as we start off the 2014-15 school year. We are recreating our partnership with the Francisco Sarabia Primary School in the pueblo of Akumal, and will be collaborating on reading, theater, and nutrition projects. Other exciting partnerships in the works are penpal activities with students in other countries, an art show with the artists of the Akumal International Artist Residency in October, and improvements to our classrooms and outdoor areas. We will continue the cooking and photography classes as the children enjoyed them immensely, and the lovely ladies from CEA visit us each Friday with a fun activity to share!

Hekab Be’s annual operating budget is less than $20,000. This pays the salaries of our staff, our monthly bills, and supplies. We receive no financial assistance from any government for our programming, and we provide all of our activities and services to the children and families of Akumal at no cost to them.

We are reducing our fundraisers to 3 times a year, so we can put more effort into reaching a few sizable and predictable goals throughout the year.

Our goal for this fundraiser is $6,000 US to pay staff and to help cover our on-going operating expenses.

As always, we encourage you to buy now and buy often, for your chance to own these beautiful items, and in turn help the children and families of the Akumal area.

We wish each and every one of you the best of luck, and thank you so much for helping us yet again to keep the doors of the Hekab Be open for the children and families of the Akumal area so that we  can continue to offer them extended education opportunities throughout the year ahead.

Day 4 Prizes! 

$100 USD Certificate to 
Lol Ha Restaurant  

$1,000 Peso Certificate to
La Buena Vida Restaurant 

One Complimentary Photo Session in Akumal
with Jayne Halle
http://jaynehallephotography.com/

Affirmation Jewelry by Rebecca Bailey 














Day 3 Prizes!

2 - One Week Unlimited Yoga Classes at

Painting on Wood by Anne Austin Pearce
8x8

Loco Gringo Beach Tote by Gary Bemis


Lord of the Ruins - Richard Mazzola
Print

Day 2  Prizes!

2 one week Yoga passes at

Lion Fish Print - By Sherri Banuelos

Mexican Vase - Donated by Ed & Sandy Knight

Mayan Mask (Clay) - Made by the children of Hekab Be 



Day 1 Prizes!
T-shirts and tanks - By Naomi Gittoes

And some lovely necklaces made by the ladies at the monkey reserve in Punta Laguna!


Thank you for your support, 
we couldn't do it without you!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Monday, August 04, 2014

Kids with cameras at HB!


During the Summer Program "EXPRESS YOURSELF" we are learning many different ways to do just that! Please enjoy this fantastic video of our wonderful and talented children as they learn about expressing themselves through digital photography from Larry Gindhart and Carol Tharp-Perrin
Larry and Carol worked together with the children for 5 days of the Summer program. They did a yoga program with the two younger age groups (3-5 and 6-8) that centered around a story that involved animals. They learned the  yoga poses and the sounds for each animal (they brought an entire suitcase of instruments) and also the words in English and in Spanish. By the end of the 5 days they put together the story and demonstrated it with their yoga poses and movements ... it was really cute! 


The older kids (ages 9-12) had photography classes with both Larry and Carol. They had a program all laid out and a sequence of things they talked to the kids about, starting with respecting the camera and taking care of it. Moving on to composition and being creative in their photography. The video is a compilation of the childrens' photos and Larry's photos of them while they were working.

It really was very special!!! 

In Indianapolis, Larry is a professional photographer and Carol is a yoga teacher and artist. We'd like to EXPRESS a special thank you to Larry & Carol for taking the time and effort to come to Akumal to work with the kids at Hekab Be!!