Severet Village is home to 127 families, and is the most remote of all the communities Go MAD currently works in. Many members of the community have lived their whole lives in the village, and rarely leave to go to the nearest town, Monte Llano.
Claire first worked in the community in 2016, when she worked with a partnering organization to bring running water to Severet. This was when she had the privilege of meeting Enson Tavarez and his incredible family. Enson has the biggest heart and is always looking for ways to help his community and improve opportunities for others. Enson’s love of God and passion to volunteer and help his neighborhood were contagious, and as he shared some of his ideas and dreams with Claire, she realized Go MAD could help make some of the dreams a reality!
Since then, Go MAD has been working in Severet, providing the weekly medical clinic, preschool education program, English classes, online learning, homework room with internet and computers, building a small playground for the preschool students to enjoy, and supporting the village school – which goes to grade 6. In 2019 we, along with a partner organization, built 2 classrooms onto the small school, to enable classes to be full-day! Then Covid came along, and no classrooms were used, as school went virtual! They are finally being used now, after 2 years being vacant!
Enson continues to dream of more programs to bring hope and opportunity to his community, and we continue to dream with him! We hope to restart the Infotep adult education classes soon!