Escuela de Educación Especiale de San Miguel de Allende provides specialized schooling for Deaf children that is otherwise unavailable in the State of Guanajuato, Mexico


The EEESMA curriculum promotes social, vocational and post-primary school level success while supporting student choices and self-determination.

The mission of Escuela de Educación Especial de San Miguel de Allende is to ensure that all San Miguel de Allende children who are Deaf become literate, independent, and productive citizens who set and achieve life goals.

EEESMA challenges students with a standards-based curriculum at the primary, middle and high school levels using a bi-lingual model of Mexican Sign Language and written Spanish. Vocational training is also offered to promote the students' choices and self-determination upon graduation and transition into the work world.

The school was founded in 2012 and now has about twenty students ranging in age from four to 26 (plus a few adults taking vocational classes). Their families contribute what they can afford, but the majority of funding comes from donations.

Canadians who support EEESMA through AMISTAD CANADA are encouraged to contribute to student scholarships: it costs about CDN$2,000 per student per year to attend classes, but any amount is appreciated.