Our Current Projects
Over the past two years, the Village has helped to resettle close to 200 Bhutanese refugees arriving into the United States to live in Las Vegas. Many have spent the past 18 years of their lives living in refugee camps in Nepal after being exiled from their native country of Bhutan. Though we are not an official government agency, the Village has, out of its own resources, provided refugees with food, shelter, finances, household items, furniture and most importantly, guidance, friendship and community as they try to survive and acclimate into a foreign culture.
For more on the Bhutanese, click here.
Whitney Elementary School At-Risk Program for Kids
The Village has gladly partnered with Whitney Elementary School in Las Vegas, where 85% of the children that attend are considered 'at-risk.' Many of the children enrolled at Whitney come from homeless, drug-addicted or immigrant families that live on the margins of society right here in Las Vegas. Whitney has done an excellent job in establishing a healthy environment for children to gain stability and begin to thrive. This includes a food and clothing bank for the children's families, as well as a community job fair, doctor, dental and vision care for the students. We applaud the efforts of Whitney Elementary School and their visionary principal, Sheri Gann. The Village has helped in various volunteer projects such as holiday food baskets, clothing drives, birthday projects, etc.
For more information on Whitney, watch this CNN video.
Casa Hogar Sion Orphanage Project / Tecate, Baja Mexico
The Village is an integral part of the development of the new Casa Hogar Sion orphanage on twenty acres of land near Tecate, Baja Mexico. Casa Hogar Sion is currently located in one of the most dangerous and drug-invested areas in Tijuana. twice a year volunteers from The Village travel to Casa Hogar to help renovate and make repairs to their current facility. We are due to break ground in May 2011 on a state-of-the-art sustainable campus that will be the home to two hundred children.
For more on Casa Hogar Sion, click here.