Posada Navideña at Hekab Be

A big thank you goes out to everyone who made this day possible. Emilia for organising the day. All our employees for putting in the extra hours to make it such a special day. Betsy and Jennifer at Turtle Bay Cafe for doing all the shopping for gifts. All the parents and volunteers who helped wrap the presents and serve food. Lol-Ha, La Taverna, La Buena Vida, La cueva, Secrets Akumal and Turtle Bay for donating mountains of food, drink and cake. And last but most certainly not least Bart for braving the warm weather to come down as Santa Claus. It was an awesome afternoon and we can’t thank you all enough for your continued support. It means so much to us and the children of Akumal that we can all come together to make events like this happen.

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Feliz Navidad! Christmas Party on the 15th December

You are invited to join us for our Christmas party on Friday 15th December from 3 – 6pm. The children have been practicing a dance and song to perform on the day and other traditional dances will be performed by local artists as well. Come and enjoy the show and eat the tasty food that will be donated by our lovely friends over at The Taverna restaurant, Lol- Ha and La Buena Vida. And also cake and cookies will be donated by the wonderful team over at Turtle Bay Cafe and Bakery. With refreshments being donated by our awesome supporters over at Secrets Akumal.

We are still collecting presents and we need a lot as we expect up to 100 kids to be here to receive a present from Santa. ( Yes that’s right Santa is braving the heat of the Caribbean to give out presents! ) You can see our Christmas wish list Here.

And for those that are too far away to give a gift, you can also donate money for us to go and buy gifts. Just follow our Paypal link Here and request you donation that your donation is to be spent on gifts in the notes box when you go to donate.

Feliz Navidad!



“Janal Pixan” Our Day of the Dead fiesta!

“Janal Pixan” is Mayan for “food of the Souls” otherwise known as Day of the Dead or Dia de Los Muertos in Spanish. Please join us for this great celebration of the dead here at Hekab Be on the 2nd November 2017 from 10am till 6pm we will be offering food aplenty to go on the altar as an offering to the dead. This is one of the most celebrated holidays in Mexico but is usually celebrated on a night so we thought it would be best to help the kids celebrate by throwing our celebration throughout the day.

The Christmas Wish List is Live!

Hola Todos! Hi Everyone!

Our Christmas wish has just been posted up on the website so if you are coming down to Akumal soon and wish to make a child very happy at Christmas then please take a look at the list of toys that the kids have asked for from good ol’ saint nick. You can find the list right here… wishlist!

Of course, we are still in need of our usual school supplies which are all listed on there also.

Many Thanks

Hekab Be Team x

Mexican Independence Day.

Viva México!

This Friday the 15th September we are to have a Independence Day fiesta.

From 3:30 – 5:30pm we will be celebrating with the kids with plenty Mexican delights. Music, food and soft drinks, with the whole place decorated with hand crafted decorations by the kids at Hekab Be and our wonderful Teaching Director Emila.

If you are in the area and would like to drop by for some delicious homemade tacos with cochinita pibil and a cup of Horchata, then please come and join us in our celebration!

Many thanks and Viva Mexico!

Hekab Be x

The Summer Program Was A Success!

So we have come to the end of the 2017 Summer Program, it was such a great few weeks! We would like to thank everyone involved from the teachers and volunteers to all the people who donated supplies and funds and all the people that like and share and spread the word of what we do here at Hekab Be! All the kids are now back at school after receiving their back to school goody bags collected together from all you wonderful supporters of Hekab Be. All of the school supplies you have donated over the last year have made sure that all the kids at the summer program didn’t go without the things they desperately needed for the start of the new school year. Now we start all over again collecting funds and donations for next year! So if you would like to donate anything to the library please pop by or alternatively you can donate via PayPal as we rely on cash donations to run our daily operations for the after school classes that run all year round!

Thank you to all you amazing supporters of Hekab Be! X

The Summer Program has begun!

Hi, all you wonderful supporters of Hekab Be! The summer program has begun and the kids are having lots of fun! Each day we have been focusing on different famous artists and creators. On day one we studied the famous Mexican poet Octavio Paz and the kids created their own books, poems, and pictures inspired by his work. On day 2 we worked on Hellen Keller, an American Author who was both deaf and blind. The kids painted portraits and we tried doing activities without the use of our eyes which, they learned, is very difficult! On to day 3 today and we are looking at Mother Teresa. We showed our love for her work by painting our faces with rainbows and choreographing a dance to a song about love and hope.

A Big Thank You!

We want to thank all the members of the DDT ” It’s a Love Thang” group for kindly donating a mountain of school supplies and raising the funds to pay for our desperately needed new doors and windows. Without people like this, we wouldn’t be able to keep doing what we do here at Hekab Be so for this we are eternally grateful. If you would like to know how you can help us then please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you!

Volunteers Are Absolutely Awesome

This week, we are excited to have Sophia and Rachel help with English lessons. Having a mixed age group of students is always a challenge. The students have different levels of English and different patience levels! Games that are fun, easy to learn and use the body are a great choice. I’m sure the children will forever remember Duck Duck Goose!

Summer Program Starts July 18th

We are eagerly gearing up for the 2017 Summer Program at Hekab Be. We are lucky to have several guest teachers returning, as well as a few new faces. 12507626_10153801268039280_2156185508743314218_n

We need your help though to make it a success. If you would like to sponsor a child for 4 weeks of summer learning, please consider donating $65. Your donation would provide a full term of tuition for a student.