Maestra Sandra Martinez is the founder of Casa Hogar Irekani. Her love of children along with personal philosophies, the gift of teaching and theology are all at the core of her foundation and long standing success spanning over 25 years. Maestra is the matriarch and guiding light where she instills a culture of family, caring and grace between her staff of volunteers and the children who live at the casa.
When we first met Sandra there was an instant connection and desire to partner with her. There were several needs and we jumped right in! Our journey with her and the children have had an incredible impact and it's forever changed us. Our commitment is to always listen to her needs, give guidance and support whenever there are opportunities we can fulfill. BYMF is blessed to partner with Maestra leading the way with her group!
• The Casa Family attends public school, however there was a need for the older children to access lap top computers and the internet. BYMF partnered with Golden Key Group who graciously donated 9 Surfaces to the teens, while BYMF brought into the home and paid for a year of internet to advance the kids explorative resources and expose them to a world of opportunities.
• Maestra also has certified teacher volunteers who assist the children with their respective learning curriculum as defined by the public school sector. BYMF is under construction to add value for the teen group of 11-18 year old's with supplement programs. These on line courses are designed to teach positive life skills, financial literacy, and career building. We believe these are crucial factors in building strong, healthy youth to become successful young adults.