Instituto Mexicano de Investigacion de Familia y Poblacion - IMIFAP

To create and implement programs which contribute to sustainable human development in order to allow individuals to take control of their own health, productivity, and lives.
Aug 16, 2010

July Project Update – New kids and a new community

Motivated promoter works with girls at the center
Motivated promoter works with girls at the center

The project continues to expand its reach! New children are participating in the activities, some of whom travel to Orizabita from other communities to take part. At the moment, the program is helping 168 boys and girls up to 9 years old of age. Advancements in this last month include:

We have continued to provide accompaniment visits to each of the promoters who facilitate the activities, in order to identify both strengths and areas for improvement in their work. Afterward we held an additional workshop to strengthen skills in areas such as teamwork and negotiation as a means of reinforcing their motivation.

We are currently looking for contacts in Panales, a new community in the state of Hidalgo. Panales is located very close to Orizabita. By working with both communities, we want to compare the level of child development between the two communities to scientifically evaluate the results of our program. We are also looking to open a new “I want to, I can” Development Center in Panales at the beginning of 2011.

The project continues to grow because of you. Thank you so much for your donations!

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¡El proyecto se sigue expandiendo!

Cada vez, más niños y niñas de otras comunidades se han trasladado a Orizabita para incorporarse en las actividades que hemos llevado a cabo. Al momento, el programa ayuda a 168 niños y niñas entre 0 y 9 años.

Para conocer las fortalezas, implementar mejoras y visualizar los avances en el programa, realizamos visitas de acompañamiento con cada una de las promotoras. Después, realizamos un taller adicional para fortalecer sus capacidades en temas como el trabajo en equipo y la negociación, aunado del fortalecimiento en la motivación para trabajar con los niños.

Ahora nos encontramos buscando diferentes contactos en una nueva comunidad en el Estado de Hidalgo llamada Panales. Panales está ubicada muy cerca de Orizabita con lo cual, buscamos comparar el nivel de desarrollo infantil de cada una de las comunidades para lograr percibir y evaluar los resultados reales de nuestro programa desde una perspectiva científica.

Es importante decirles que nuestra meta es abrir un nuevo Centro de Desarrollo “Yo quiero, yo puedo” en Panales, Hidalgo a principios del año 2011.

El proyecto sigue creciendo gracias a ustedes. ¡Muchas gracias por sus donativos!

A boy who´s been left behind plays at the center
A boy who´s been left behind plays at the center

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Jul 6, 2010

June Project Update- Launch of the center

Opening ceremony for the "I want to, I can" Center
Opening ceremony for the "I want to, I can" Center

We are excited to share that during April and May, we trained 35 local promoters to work with the children in the community of Orizabita, Hidalgo State. And on May 28 we inaugurated the local “Yo quiero, yo puedo” (I want to, I can) Development Center in which these promoters will work. In the opening ceremony the local elders blessed the Center with an ancient indigenous ceremony (see photo), so we can expect the Center to be very successful!

During the first week after the Center opened, 139 children signed up to participate in it's activities. With our support the local promoters organize these educational and developmental activities for children 0 to nine years of age and their parents.

Finally, in June we took initial measurements of the children. This is part of the evaluation activities and will allow us to later see the impact of this phase of the project. Look forward to hearing more about the results in future updates!

We want to thank you, our supporters; all this work is possible because of your help!

----------------------------------------------------- Durante los meses de abril y mayo entrenamos a 35 promotores locales para trabajar con los niños de la comunidad de Orizabita en el Estado de Hidalgo. Tenemos también el gusto de contarles que el 28 de mayo inauguramos el Centro de Desarrollo “Yo quiero, yo puedo” en la misma comunidad, en el cual trabajaran estos promotores. En la ceremonia de inauguración los ancianos de la comunidad dieron sus bendiciones al Centro con una ceremonia tradicional indígena (ver la foto), ¡así que podemos esperar mucho éxito para el trabajo del Centro!

Durante la primera semana después de la inauguración, 139 niños se inscribieron para participar en las actividades del Centro. Con nuestro apoyo, los promotores locales organizan actividades educativas y de desarrollo infantil para los niños de 0 a 9 años y a sus madres / padres.

Además, en junio tomamos una medición inicial de los niños. Usaremos esas mediciones como una base para evaluar el impacto en esta fase del proyecto. Podrán leer sobre los resultados de la evaluación en las próximas actualizaciones de esta página.

Queremos agradecer a los que nos han apoyado. ¡Todo este trabajo es posible gracias a ustedes!

Materials at the "I want to, I can" Center
Materials at the "I want to, I can" Center
Promoters work with children at the Center
Promoters work with children at the Center
Boys at the ceremony, beneficiaries of the Center
Boys at the ceremony, beneficiaries of the Center

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Apr 20, 2010

March and April Program Updates

Children in the program
Children in the program

In the past few months IMIFAP has made great strides in laying the groundwork for the second phase of the “Children Left Behind” program in the community of Orizabita, Ixmiquilpan, Hidalgo. The new program was received well by the community and together the decision was made to begin training workshops in April. In recent weeks we have been working with community groups, such as the local authorities and a group of mothers, fathers and care takers to plan the implementation activities. Our facilitators are finalizing the development the didactic materials, including, manuals, guides, books, games, etc. for the three target age groups, 0 – 3 years, 3 – 6 years, and 6 – 8 years.

We are excited about the progress and can’t wait to share more with you next month. Thank you again for all your support, this program would not be possible without you!

Children in the program
Children in the program

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