The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) has extended its work with Compartimos Bienestar y Salud Para Los Ninos Maya I.A.P. in Mexico to provide a breakfast program for the 59 students of Alfredo Peniche Erosa elementary school in San Pedro Chenchela, Espita, Yucatan, through the end of the school year in June 2009.
San Pedro Chenchela is a small Mayan community with only one elementary school. Typically, the children there come from families trying to cope with severe poverty. They arrive at school hungry, as the only breakfast available to them at home is a hot drink made from soaking burned tortillas in water and sugar, simulating a kind of "coffee," sometimes accompanied by a taco with a little tomato. Malnutrition in the area is rampant.