Adeco Acciones para el Desarrollo Comunitario A.C.

To generate, contribute and participate in social projects of education, culture and artistic manifestations, science and technology development, equity of gender, participation and citizen self-management, defense and promotion of human rights, sustainable development to improve the popular economy and promotion of fair commerce, improvement of the best use of natural resources promoting the protection, conservation and restoration of biodiversity and environmental equilibrium.
Jan 15, 2014

A couple of testimonies

After the success achieved during the summer of 2013 in our project, in which we worked in 3 different communities in the State of Puebla, we started the process of self-evaluation and re-thinking aspects of our project to improve our model with 2014 in mind. Now we have new coordination teams in our literacy campaigns ¡Alfabetiza!, whom are about to launch the calling for the present year's volunteers to be part of the group of teachers. 

Soon we will be having news about the training stage of the process. In the meantime, we would like to present to you these two testimonies we translated that were written by our formerly-illiterate students.

Title: Summer tale
Author: Anselma Paredes Aguilar
Community: San Miguel Tecuanipa

My name is Anselma Paredes Aguilar. I had a really good teacher and she studied with us daily and we did learn a lot from her and she from us. And when she didn't give us lessons we missed her, one month was too little for me. I learned to divide, substract, multiply and many stories she taught us. She was very happy here in our town of San Miguel Tecuanipa, Tochimilco, Puebla. We also studied two hours a day; it was so short because we went to our crops. Here we grow really good peaches and we shared them with our teacher Ixchel and our teacher Panchito. Our teachers liked a lot the beans we treated them to for dinner once. We also did some small models with play dough that were really pretty. That's all, thanks. 

Title: Tomorrow Tuesday
Author: Miguel Anzures Tapia
Community: San Miguel Tecuanipa

Tomorrow Tuesday I wake up really early to go work in my fields of corn and beans. I take two people that help me. We all go in a truck that, sometimes, doesn't start, hahaha. One time the teachers Ximena and Isabel came with us to pick peaches and they came back really tired.

Dec 2, 2013

Tlalana's Colloquium

Tlalana's Colloquium is an event in which groups that are participating in the Tlalana Network are able to exchange the most important ideas of the projects in their communities that they implement. Tlalana's 2013 symposium was held from 25 to 27 October in Mexico City , and was attended by 42 persons from 5 different states representing 12 different youth groups.

Some of the things that were achieved in this symposium can be summarized as:

  • Analysis of our understanding of community development.
  • Strengthening the links between the different groups towards a vision of collaboration between collectives by region .
  • Strengthen and improve their collective projects through sharing of experiences.
  • Promoting discussion about motivation, planning and implementation of the projects to improve their operation.


The event included the participation of two important groups in the logistics. On the one hand, the meetings were held within the space of My Green Residence (Mi Verde Morada), a project that aims to be a social laboratory for alternative ways of living with environmental respect and people awareness. On the other hand, the collective ItalRunners that promotes vegan food prepared and served meals. Both groups made the event possible and more comfortable in terms of food and space, while at the same time it helped them to spread the word about their projects and share their experiences with other participants.

The groups that were part of the symposium are:

  • Mi Verde Morada
  • ItalRunners
  • Enchúlame la Bici
  • DkayaYbaku
  • Obreras Insumisas
  • Chante de Todos
  • Enchula la Nave
  • DHS Guadalupe Peralta
  • Jóvenes Tlamaxtilli
  • Colectivo Tehuacán
  • Humanidad Sustentable
  • Labdoo


On Tuesday, December 3 from 12:01 noon until Wednesday at 11:59 AM (EST ) for every $ 10 we receive in donations, Microsoft will donate another 10. This is a special campaign called YouthSpark which has chosen our project to participate. We invite you to donate early, before Microsoft additional funds are exhausted.


Thanks for your help.

Sep 18, 2013

Seven weeks of sharing and knowledge construction

Summer vacations are over and with this both adult education and literacy campaigns '¡Alfabetiza!' came to a good end. Both volunteer work groups are now in the stage of post-campaign, self-evaluating their work and thinking proposals on how to improve the project next year. Throght these pages we present preliminary results on each of the campaigns.

Tlacotepec

A group of 28 volunteers worked and lived for seven weeks in San Martin Esperillas, located in the Municipality of Tlacotepec,in the state of Puebla. This is the first of three summers we implement the campaign in this community.

As a first year of intervention in the community, it was very important to begin with a diagnostic built from the participation in class (about 2500 lective hours) and the different community work activities.

The successful incorporation of 140 adults meant a great challenge for literacy teachers and learners because of the conditions of constant migration from the village people and crop season which is demanding and time consuming. Through clases and additional sessions, these new social spaces for popular education focused on the implementation of small learning projects with communitary strategic vision.

Working in this community raised significant intercultural factors for literacy, as an example, one of the core themes was the acknowledgment and appreciation of Ngigua language- commonly known as Popoloca - which is the mother tongue of the people of the region, almost all of them bilingual. 

Although the main target of our project group are adults, along three weeks, a workshop with local children (60 boys and girls) was held which also worked the appreciation of language and rescue of Ngigua local history, therefore the academic proposal of this campaign was very encouraging and throwed positive results. In conclusion, during this year, ¡Alfabetiza! has reinvented the methodology used so far , allowing better teaching and learning models with more proper tools for community development and positions us as a dynamic and constantly changing program.


Tochimilco

Formed by a group of 56 mostly young volunteers from high school students and above, the campaign was implemented for the third consecutive year in San Miguel and Santiago Tecuanipa Tochimizolco , but for the first time to the community of Santa Cruz Cuautomatitla, the three villages belong to the municipality of Tochimilco in the state of Puebla.

From June 2nd to July 23rd, the group lived in the preschool facilities of San Miguel Tecuanipa and targeted 320 people from the three communities for campaign activities, either in classes usually taught in homes of the inhabitants or attending to any of the group sessions and discussion activities

In addition to increasing the number of volunteers, raising the number of adult participants and extending hours of lectures, an additional factor of qualitative growth was the nature of the classes. Moreover, many of the study groups achieved - without leaving the literacy objective- a varied and rich discussion on key topics such as: gender, local representation, lack of public services, historical analysis, community and identity, health and herbology, among many other considerations.

This critical and analytical approach was the motivation for the collective work sessions, where a reinforced message on promoting discussions among participants towards significant learning experiences was made. We hope these moments continue in our absence, either within each home or in public spaces.

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