The Carlson Family Foundation has generously provided Rosetta Stone access to all OSF students in Mexico.




Asilo Primavera, established in 1908, focuses on providing shelter, housing, food, and education for more than 100 abandoned, impoverished, or parentless children, ages 6-18. Asilo Primavera’s goal is to integrate the children as responsible young adults into society by providing them with the necessary tools and support, such as school and regular computer classes.


How The Orphaned Starfish Foundation Helps


In 2002, The Orphaned Starfish foundation made a grant to Asilo Primavera to accelerate the learning process through regular computer classes. The grant was utilized to purchase additional computers and printers, software, 180 books for computer learning, and other support items. OSF”s support has already improved Asilo Primavera, with reports from the teachers showing increased computer awareness and an improvement in the students” ability to use computer hardware and software. In 2009, OSF provided funds to purchase ten new computers for the computer center. The foundation also pays the salary for a computer teacher on continuing basis.






Ciudad de los Ninos, a foster home, provides a safe haven for 150 abused and abandoned children. These children usually suffer from low self-esteem due to physical and/or emotional abuse, and are in need of special care and acceptance. The foster home creates a family environment where values and good habits are stressed, and where the children can interact in a stable environment, fostering the development of their personalities. In addition, the Ciudad de los Ninos gives the children the opportunity to get an education and trade training allowing them to leave the home with the tools that will enable them to succeed.


How The Orphaned Starfish Foundation Helps


OSF provided funds to construct and furnish the computer room to help bolster the home’s education program.





El Pozo de Vida is a U.S. non-profit organization, based in Mexico, that fights human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Their mission is to fight against Human Trafficking. Their vision is “freedom for everyone.” Their goal is to raise awareness and advocate for victims in the rescue and rehabilitation processes. EPDV runs a rescue home out of Mexico City, Mexico, where underage victims of sexual exploitation enter a holistic restoration and rehabilitation program, receiving education, medical attention and psychological care. El Pozo de Vida is an active participant in the Mexican legislative movement against trafficking and their desire is to raise global awareness to help educate and mobilize others in joining the fight against human trafficking. El Pozo De Vida fights Human trafficking through five initiatives: Prevention, Intervention, Job Training, Advocacy & Restoration.


How The Orphaned Starfish Foundation Helps


The Orphaned Starfish Foundation provides the computer center in El Pozo De Vida. The girls at the safehouse are homeschooled during their rehabilitation time. Now, the girls have the opportunity to advance their education as well as earn job skills.  One girl has received a scholarship through OSF  and by mid 2016, she will have a cullinary certificate from one of the best cullinary arts programs in Mexico! 





Selva Negra has been carrying out different tasks of species preservation, environmental conservation, and environmental education, participating in projects that also seek the development of the community. The community of Ahuisculco faces a lack of information technologies knowledge which also means that online procedures will become more forced in the community.


How The Orphaned Starfish Foundation Helps


The Orphaned Starfish Foundation established a computer center benefiting over 3,200 students, children, and adults within the community who have no access to the internet or a computer. OSF provides technology training to children and adults, funded a photography center for students, and an information center on ecotechnologies. OSF will continue to provide ongoing support to MANA's Selva Negra Foundation. 





Ojos Que Sienten, founded in August 2006, is an organization dedicated to integrating visually impaired individuals into society professionally, academically and socially. This program provides vocational training and support, as well as access to special software and hardware for computers, printers, and productivity tools. The center’s learning approach is heavily focused on the arts.


How The Orphaned Starfish Foundation Helps


The Orphaned Starfish Foundation provided the center with computers, special equipment and software for the visually impaired.




*Project is no longer in operation





The Kammbal Project is a computer school in Espita, Yucatan that supports more than 300 local children, as well as children from surrounding communities, by providing computer training lessons. The school began classes on September 9th, 2006 and due to its success additional night courses were added to meet the demand for the computers and equipment.


How The Orphaned Starfish Foundation Helps


The Orphaned Starfish Foundation provided funds and resources for building the infrastructure and purchasing of computer equipment. The foundation also funds salaries of teachers and maintenance of the facility.


*Project is no longer in operation

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