Chapo Schoolhouse: Children Of El Chapo Open Up A School For Kids In Mexico

The children of the infamous former drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, have decided to give back to their community and build a school for kids who don’t have access to online classes. The school has books, TVs, laptops and most importantly: internet routers. 

According to the local newspaper, Rio Doce, “Los Chapitos” — a nickname given to the children of El Chapo — had their lawyers meet with the community leader Esmeralda Quiñonez to propose the idea of buying land to build the school. They wanted to do their part and help out the community after they’d heard about Quiñonez pleading with the federal government to provide aid and funding for the school.

She felt the school would take too long to build, so she rejected their offer. Once Esmeralda came around to the idea and agreed to sell the land, the children hired three men who cleared the land within six days and had the school up and running within the week.

“That same day they sent for three masons, scraped the ground, dug some ditches to build castles, and brought construction material, and in three days they built a warehouse bathroom right next to a roof tile,” Quiñonez told Rio Doce. Just like that, they had a school that was able to serve 90 kids. They have 50 uniforms, 50 pairs of shoes, 50 school packages, four laptops, five tablets, four 32-inch screens Smart TVs, 50 desks, two internet boxes and two monitors.

One of the mothers of the kids who attends the school expressed her gratitude for the kindness of “Los Chapitos,” saying, “We do not judge what these people do, but we do appreciate that they have helped us because, as you can see, we are very poor here, and we do not have enough money at all, and our children did not receive an education, and now with this support to less help them with mathematics, grammar and English.”

Quiñonez told Rio Doce, “Thank God, the children of El Chapo heard about the situation here and showed solidarity.”

Moises Mendez II

Written by Moises Mendez II