Mayama A.C.

Mission: To provide opportunities for children and families who live in poverty, abuse, violence and marginalization in order to increase their intellectual, emotional, physical, communicational and social life skills, so that they can become self sufficient members of society. Our children must have at least four of the following characteristics: Age between 6 and 12 Live in high poverty areas Work/live on the streets or are at a high risk to do so Family abuse and violent situations Parents have no schooling or have dropped out of elementary More than 5 people sleeping in the same room Family income is equal or less than one minimum wage Speaks one indigenous language Migrate to...

Mayama A.C.
Altos Hornos 1286 Parque Industrial El Alamo
Guadalajara, Jalisco 44490
Mexico
52 33 36 66 20 10
http://www.mayama.org.mx

Director

Alejandra Pena Pous

Board of Directors

Luis Echeverria Cortes, Adrian Marroquin Bitar, Sandra Huguenin Bolanos Cacho, Angel Garcia Gonzalez, Hector Basulto, Alejandra Pena Pous

Project Leaders

Monica Varela

Mission

Mission: To provide opportunities for children and families who live in poverty, abuse, violence and marginalization in order to increase their intellectual, emotional, physical, communicational and social life skills, so that they can become self sufficient members of society. Our children must have at least four of the following characteristics: Age between 6 and 12 Live in high poverty areas Work/live on the streets or are at a high risk to do so Family abuse and violent situations Parents have no schooling or have dropped out of elementary More than 5 people sleeping in the same room Family income is equal or less than one minimum wage Speaks one indigenous language Migrate to work temporarily and/or are abandoned by their parents due to migration Originative of families with teenage mothers Values: Mayama (means Development in Huichol indigenous language) strongly believes in: Community and family involvement Education as the only way to fight poverty Innovative and effective solution strategies to build up self sufficiency Promoting a peaceful environment by building self esteem and positive relations Developing solutions on vulnerable siblings that will prevent them from future exclusion from society Identifying and building on individual strengths for each child that empower them for positive decision making Evaluation and assessment to focus on qualitative results We base our methodology on children's rights to ensure their dignity Partnership building to learn and enhance social impact Development VS Assistance and invest in the potential of each individual GOALS AND SOCIAL IMPACT: Decrease drop out rate in elementary education in 100% of our children and integrate 17% of the children who never have been to School. Decrease teenage pregnancies, child work and addictions Increase child protection rights by working with their families in emotional and social areas. Decrease family violence and child abuse.

Programs

Programs: Our PROGRAMS are based in innovative methologies and a systemic approach within the child and his/her family: 1. Complementary education: we empower 210 children through workshops with innovative methodologies that provide human development in five areas: emotional, cognitive, physical, social and communicative using indicators such as: a) Emotional Area Methodologies: Emotional literacy and group therapy, Indicators of development: recognition and distinction of wellbeing and discomfort emotions, body and emotional consciousness, resilience, selfesteem. b) Cognitive Area Methodologies: Instrumental Enrichment Program and Cognitive Skill Development . Indicators of development: memory, concentration, problem solving and analysis. c) Physical Area Methodologies: Breathing techniques and martial arts. Indicators of development: Selfcontrol, body consciousness and decrease number of aggressive acts. d) Social Area Methodologies: Conflict Mediation, drug prevention, sexual education, environmental responsibility Indicators of development: healthy living, non violence culture, universal human values such as respect, empathy, tolerance and honesty. e) Communication Area Methodologies: Art, painting, sculpture, storytelling, Cognitive Development through Art. Indicators of development: Creativity, dialogue, synthesis, expresion. 2. Community/ family participation a. Family Intervention: our social workers visit each of the 105 families participating in the program at their houses twice a month to strengthen their relations, promote an environment of respect and decrease violence and abuse. b. Positive relation building: with the workshops given biweekly in the community, families are creating bonds with their neighbors, and this clearly impacts in a positive way their sense of belonging. Mayama provides transportation and a healthy snack for children to make the most of their time in our Day Centre. Every child comes twice a week for 3 hours. EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT: 1. Enrollment: a. Approach to target population b. Initial assessment 2. Intensive: a. Mayama's intensive education and community programs b. Children and family discharge 3. Tracking: a. Tracking Mayama's population after 5 years b. Volunteer and leadership program

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