Meet Our Children - Tijuana, Mexico

Responsibility is dedicated to improving the lives of the children living around the Tijuana garbage dump by providing quality education. To date, we have helped over 10,000 students.

In the early 1980’s it was common for kids to scavenge food from the dump and bring it home for dinner. Today, thanks to people like you, our students get fed proper meals and go to school instead of go to work in the garbage dumps. In fact, it is now against the law for children under the age of 14 to be in the dump.


My name is Ambar Yissel. I am 5 years old. I live with my grandparents, my aunt, my mom and my mom’s boyfriend who is very good to me that he is like another dad for me. My dad went to heaven when I was more little girl. When I grow up, I would like to be a teacher or an astronaut to be able to go to heaven and be closer to my dad.


I’m 4 years old. I have 2 brothers named Henry and Jesus (we call him Chuy.) My parent’s names are Evelyn and Fidel. My house is made of wood and very small, I have many dogs and I like to play with them when I leave school. I go to kindergarten in the morning and I have many friends. I play legos with them. My favorite foods are rice and beans with tortillas.


My name is Cesar and I am 4 years old almost 5. October 29 is my birthday. I am in kindergarten. I live with my dad, my mom and my younger brother. I like to play robots, legos, and anything else you can use to build things. When I grow up I would like to be a firefighter or teacher. I see that there are many children who do not go to school because they do not have money or clothes. That is why I tell my mother to give away what I no longer use.


I live next to the school with my mom and dad. I play a lot with my cousin Zeus who is with me in the classroom. We both go to school together. I have a dog, Bingo. He is white and very large. I like to eat a lot. My favorite foods are eggs and beans with bread.  In the classroom my professor teaches us colors, numbers, and shapes. When we go to gym class with Profe Felipe, we jump and run and play sports.  Profe Felipe also teaches us how to use computers and this is my favorite class. . When I grow up, I would like to study and work with computers. My favorite toy is Princess Sofia and stuffed animals. 


I am 4 years old and I really like school. My dad says that since I started talking I already wanted to come to kindergarten with my sister Genesis Nahomi who was also in this kindergarten, but now she is in elementary school. I miss my mom very much because she doesn’t live with us anymore. Now we see her very little. My Aunt Gladiola takes care of us. She brings me to kindergarten, feeds me and helps me do my homework. I play with my sister in the afternoons after doing our homework and picking up our room. We play dolls and run a lot. I like to eat everything. When I grow up, I want to be an actress and be in the movies and on television.


I am 4 years old and when I was born, a little sister was born with me, we are twins. Since then we are together all the time. When we come to school we are in the same room with Profe Jaime. He teaches us many things. He tells us that we have to pay close attention in the classroom but above all we have a lot of fun. My mother tells me that when I was born I had problems in my throat and my vocal cords were damaged. I was also born with leg problems and that is why I can’t walk very well. I hope when I grow up I can run like other children. I like to eat everything my mother says and that is why I am chubby. When I grow up I want to be a teacher and teach children to read and write but also have fun as I am doing now.

Only 25 of the 90 students in our schools have sponsors and all need one. Being a sponsor means that you are helping a child with his educational expenses (books, field trips, lunch, school, supplies, class celebrations, etc.) If you would like to give a child the gift that will last his/her lifetime and affect all the generations to follow him/her, please donate today!