Why We Do What We Do

In Mexico students must pay tuition to attend school beyond the sixth grade. Not only must they pay tuition, but they must also purchase uniforms, school supplies and books. The number of schools is limited in Tijuana and as a result many students must travel by bus or taxi to get to school. It is not unusual for a student to take two to four buses a day. Each school year students with the desire and the academic requirements to pursue an education, are denied the opportunity to do so because of the financial and logistical obstacles they face.