Melel Xojobal A.C.

Melel Xojobal is a children's rights organization based in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. Our mission is to promote and defend the rights of indigenous children and young people through participatory educational programs that improve their quality of life. At Melel Xojobal we work in a participatory manner to promote the strengthening of indigenous cultural identity, to defend human rights, to strengthen personal and cultural dignity, to ensure that justice and liberty are respected, and that the participation of all is ensured regardless of race, gender, creed, religious affiliation or ideology. We believe that education is a fundamental means by which people exercise self-de...

Working in the streets of San Cristobal

Working in the streets of San Cristobal
Photo from Progress Report 'Update - Education for Working Children in Chiapas'

Sessions with children at the night market

Sessions with children at the night market
Photo from Progress Report 'Update - Education for Working Children in Chiapas'

Talking with families about school enrollment

Talking with families about school enrollment
Photo from Progress Report 'Update - Education for Working Children in Chiapas'

Creating a mural

Creating a mural
This incorporated themes from the lives of the indigenous Mayan communities, encouraging children to respect their own culture in a society that often devalues it.

Learning circle at Melel Xojobal's premises

Learning circle at Melel Xojobal's premises
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