The International Medical Outreach (IMO) Program has two ongoing projects in Mexico supplying such items as hearing aids, books and computers to two schools.
In San Miguel de Allende, the IMO program responded to the challenge-grant of Dr. William Caldwell, Jr. of Mecklenburg Ear, Nose and Throat, matched by the San Miguel Rotary, to supply hearing aids to the children of the IREE School for the Deaf, located in the mountains of Central Mexico.
The school is the only one in the region and serves low-income children ages 4 to 22. It receives no government support and is funded completely by donations and grants.
The second project is the donation by Atrium Health of refurnished computers and printers to the rural San Francisco School in Dzidzantun, Yucatan. In January 2011, the first computer lab was opened at the school. This will provide a gateway to these children to enhance and enrich their education which will result in a stable future. They will also use these computers for cultural activities to broaden their creative capabilities.