Monday, July 22nd, 2013 -- The FEMAP Foundation received two generous grants totaling $55,360 from Johnson & Johnson and Cordis de Mexico.
“We are eternally grateful to Johnson & Johnson and its sister corporation Cordis de Mexico,” said Anna Alemán, Executive Director for the FEMAP Foundation. “Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies has been unwavering throughout the years in their support of the community FEMAP serves through its various programs.” The gifts are designated to the new School of Nursing’s Clinical Laboratory and to the ValorArte para Niñas y Niños program.
Established in 1990, The FEMAP Nursing School is affiliated to the Autonomous University of Cd. Juarez. 2011 saw the largest registration with 534 students. Approximately 5.7% (31) of the students are foreigners. Between 70 to 110 students graduate as general nurses every year. The school has six directors and 32 professors. The majority of those seeking a nursing education are poor and are seeking scholarships for the $35.00 per month tuition.
The FEMAP School of Nursing has a mission to educate students to provide compassionate, ethical, scientific, comprehensive and professional healthcare in an atmosphere of total respect for individuals and their families. The new school will increase the student enrollment from 500 students to 1,000 students once the new school construction is finished.
Each year, ValorArte transforms the lives of hundreds children and their communities through weekly dance, exercise and art classes, plus an end-of-year public performance.
The program goes into marginalized, gang-ridden areas of the municipality to work with children to ensure you develop personal standards of excellence, discipline, understanding of others, a pride of achievement, and a curiosity about the world that supports their success in school and in life.