Street-wise sisters on a roll
BY CAROL SCHUCK SCHEIBER
OR THE POOREST CHILDREN in Querétaro, Mexico, education is often
A primary goal of this unconventional school is simple: to build relationships.
a low priority. Hunger, violence, drugs, and family problems can consume
most of their attention. Enter the Sisters of Divine Providence and their
Escuela Móvil (“School on Wheels”). The Sisters—who minister in Texas and
Mexico—and a cadre of volunteers bring a series of large educational bulletin
boards and games six days a week to a place where homeless and very poor chil-
dren gather. The sisters and volunteers play, read stories, and get to know the chil-
dren. Their effort is part of an international movement of mobile schools founded
in Belgium and sponsored locally in Querétaro by the food bank ALVIDA.
With a bond in place, the sisters hope they can begin to address the many needs of
these children and their families and be the face of Jesus in their lives. =
Mandy Ortiz of the Sisters of Divine Providence contributed to this report.
Many poor children in Querétaro, Mexico struggle to go to
school. Thanks to the Sisters of Divine Providence, school
comes to them.
A YOUNG Escuela Móvil
student is proud of his
work, and Sister Ely
Carrasco, C.D.P. is just as
proud of him. The Sisters
of Divine Providence in
Mexico show up at the
city’s outdoor market,
Mercado El Tepe, on the
same day every week.
Scheiber is an
editor of VISION
of the National
Religious Vocation Conference.