Rancho San Juan Bosco Orphanage (RSJB) in Tecate, Mexico

Surge International has been serving the orphanage since 1995. Anywhere from two up to a high of twelve trips have been made in one year – Special projects to keep the orphanage operational. We have been creative in our approach – – – from our annual Old Timer Charity matches to Christmas gifts and playing soccer and other sports, along with clothing drives and Boxes of Hope have been delivered.

Lost Boys. (And now Girls too!) As families who live in Mexico and Central America move northward in search of an escape from poverty, some children – many of them boys – are abandoned by their families. Other children are removed from their homes by Mexican government officials for their own safety. Finally, there are children who are truly orphaned: both of their parents are deceased. Although some separations between children and parents are temporary, some are permanent. Regardless, many children are in need of shelter and HOPE. Organized in 1985 the Rancho San Juan Bosco (RSJB) orphanage sits on approximately three acres of land on the western edge of Tecate, Mexico. (Tecate is located on the U.S./Mexico border.) RSJB was established for boys, but now also hosts girls. RSJB can accommodate up to forty children ranging from ages four to seventeen. Expansion plans are underway to increase
their capacity to eighty children, including infants.

Rancho San Juan Bosco Orphanage (Tecate, Mexico) is:

  • Run by a director and staff members dedicated to helping abandoned and abused children in Tecate. Used to rehabilitate street children and reunite them with any existing family members or a new family.
  • Providing Christ-centered stability in the lives of children by teaching them about the love of a heavenly father who will never abandon them.
  • Providing educational and life-skills opportunities.
  • Occupying a vision for expanding this project to include more children as the budget provides.


RSJB is not supported by the Mexican government nor is it affiliated with any national denomination or church group. Therefore, RSJB is completely dependent upon the generosity of others, both locally and in the U.S., to sustain the lives of these children. Explore more about RSJB on Facebook. Yolanda & Miseal have directed the orphanage for thirty-two years.

Surge International wants you and/ or your group to help!
Surge International’s involvement began in 1995 when Dave Irby was speaking at a mission conference in Temecula, CA. He was invited to conduct a soccer clinic for the orphanage. After one clinic Susie Irby began spearheading a monthly trip to bring food and supplies. Surge’s main goal has always been to invite others to catch the vision and help on a one-time or regular basis. Donate today to help.