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Whilst the Misión México Foundation through our Misión México Casa has always cared for and given opportunities to the youth directly in our care, the COVID-19 global pandemic and the closure of México’s schools highlighted the difficult situations and the lack of opportunities and support that faced many Mexican youth. local youth from our community spoke of needing guidance and support, of a safe place that they could feel they belonged. They spoke of struggling with mental health and their holistic wellbeing, and felt their needs were invisible. This was the catalyst that led to the creation of Proyecto Faro. 

Distinct communities, common needs

Across Southern Mexico, in which Misión México Foundation is based, there are many distinct communities, but the needs of youth in these communities are often the same. Thousands of students are out of school and youth unemployment is rising. Here in Chiapas, these factors are amplified as the state has the lowest Human Development Index rate in the country. One in ten youth are neither working or studying. Opportunities for employment in Tapachula are limited, and opportunities to learn skills to increase employment are lacking and expensive. Many parents themselves are also struggling financially and are often unable to orientate or guide their children through adolescence.

Our Journey

Our 2021 Pilot

In 2021, we launched a pilot of Proyecto Faro, operating as a community outreach center in the heart of Tapachula. Our program focused on providing positive experiences and opportunities for young men to learn English, cooking, and wellbeing techniques at no cost to the participants. This allowed them to practice positive masculinity, ultimately helping them lead happier, healthier lives. All our participants improved their English levels, wellbeing, and cooking skills.

2022 and beyond

After seeing the positive results of our 2021 pilot, we plan to expand Proyecto Faro to allow even more youth to access the opportunities and experiences our program provides. From August 2022, Faro began its expansion from a single outreach center to a broad community development program based out of three different centers located in three different areas of need. We have begun to expand our reach, working with youth across genders and ages, providing a wider range of positive experiences and opportunities at no cost to the community youth.

Our Locations

Proyecto Faro works across three distinct communities:

Our permanent center is located in the bustling heart of Tapachula, where we deliver our successful free English language classes, cooking and nutrition classes, and workshops on themes of wellbeing and social skills. Our Tapachula center caters to all youth ranging in ages from 14-21 years old. We will also aim to include a vocational training program, assisting youth who are not pursuing higher education and instead offering support in securing vocational training and employment.

Our second hub is located in the coastal town of Puerto Madero and caters to both young men and women. Faro in Puerto Madero delivers a range of free classes and workshops to high school-aged students, including free English language classes, different workshops, and cooking and nutrition classes. We work to cater to the needs of the local community, partnering with local organizations in the delivery of our programs.

Our third location is based in the community of Villa del Sol, an area that locals often call the 'forgotten community'. Faro at Mision Surf caters directly to the needs of the local youth, providing free swimming classes, educational support, reading and writing classes, and more relevant workshops and experiences. Villa de Sol is a young community, and to reflect this, our classes at Mision Surf cater to all genders ranging from ages 8-15 years old, complementing our high-school.

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Our Locations
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Our Projects


If you are interested in participating in any of our projects or classes, we encourage you to sign up today. Whether you want to improve your English language skills, learn essential life skills, develop healthy cooking habits, receive vocational training, seek support as a young mother, or simply have a safe space to spend time, Proyecto Faro is here for you.

To learn more about our program and how to sign up,  contact us directly today. Our team is here to support you every step of the way, providing guidance, resources, and mentorship to help you achieve your goals.


Proyecto Faro exists to provide education, life skills and personal development completely free of charge to our wider communities. This is made possible by our Core Community who support our monthly programs, ensuring the gift of opportunity is given to all. 


From as little as £20 a month,  will you become our newest Core Member?

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