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For participating in 2021 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Our story…

Escuela de Educacion Especial is a school for deaf kids going into its 10th year of operation in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The mission of the school is to ensure that those who are Deaf become literate, independent, and productive citizens who set and achieve life goals. Sign language is at the forefront of all instruction, with academic levels from pre-school to on-line university being offered. To prepare graduates for life after school, vocational training programs in carpentry, jewelry making, sewing and art are also offered.  

This year Team Captain, John Doherty, has put together a very special team comprising of four students attending EEESMA: Maricruz, Miguelito, Jesús and Laurita. You can read more about them by clicking on each of their photos on the #deafprideEEESMA team page. 

On the day of the virtual walking event, planned for Friday, October 15th, at El Charco del Ingenio in San Miguel de Allende, most of the students, teachers and staff of EEESMA will be present to cheer their #deafprideEEESMA teammates onto success! 

This year our team hopes to raise $5,000 to purchase tablets to help the younger students learn more Spanish, their second language after Mexican Sign Language. They are excited about a new app called "AVA" which transcribes the written word to the spoken word, allowing for communication with those that don't know sign language. This could eventually be a game changer in many social interactions, especially outside of school! 

Thank you for supporting this great group of young people and EEESMA, the school they attend and rely upon, by making a pledge to your favourite #deafprideEEESMA team member today!


For ten years, AMISTAD CANADA (AC) has been working to improve the lives of Mexicans-in-need through health and education Projects delivered in partnership with twelve Mexican NGOs. 

Projects include: mobile medical-dental service to remote communities; healthy school meals; underwriting medical care for sick and disabled children; supplemental classes in subjects such as literacy, computer skills, English and the arts; primary to post-secondary scholarships; a school for the Deaf; and a therapy centre for children with various disabilities.

AC participation in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge will provide Mexican-Canadians, and other runners who are attached to Mexico, an opportunity to support these initiatives.

Team members

Click on one of our team members below to make a donation.

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Oct 17 Anonymous Sher and I received your letter requesting a donation. Good luck with the fund raiser and I hope you meet your goal. Sher and Gary $25.00
Oct 15 Michelle Groleau/Marc Hamel Glad to support you my friend and look forward to getting back to work with you. $100.00
Oct 11 Lorna and John Ferguson Go Laurita, go! We will be cheering for you all! $50.00
Oct 11 Murray and Maggie Hola Juan, I applaud your efforts to help to help those in need in San Miguel de Allende. May you accomplish your goals, Murray & Maggie $200.00
Oct 10 Maddy Rynne $15.00
Oct 10 Anonymous Good luck team captain and everyone else for this worthy cause. Undisclosed amount
Oct 07 Jym Scott Well done Jesus! $50.00
Oct 07 Ali and Naomi Zerriffi $50.00
Oct 07 Donna Rubenstein continue to be impressed with the your team and the school; wishing you and all a great event $50.00
Oct 07 Donna Rubenstein You are a trailblazer -enjoy the event Laurita $50.00