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.
Apr 26, 2013

Creating a youth network through the country

Tlalana has evolved over several years working uninterruptedly. Some groups of those who have been trained have followed successful processes and others are gone, but we have always left a mark on the way young individuals participate in any project they proposed. Right now, in different ways and with different intensity, we are working with the following groups:

 

Café cultural / Slam de poesía [Located in Tlalpan, Mexico City] The Cultural Coffee Cooperative Society and the Community Radio Cooperative - Radio Camote XHRCrew, promote conscious poetic literacy. By communicating through the living word (poetry) they send a message for the conservation and restoration of cultural identity based on community and cooperation principles. With the use of poetry the aim of radio is to promote the free speech rights within contemporary literature reinforcing the link between the public and the author. www.fb.com/RadioCamoteXHRC

 

 

Chante de Todos [Located in Cuajimalpa, Mexico City] Cultural center born in July 2009 in San Mateo Tlaltenango from the need to build places of encounter and exchange between young people. This place serves to create, express and disseminate culture, and has begun to promote art-related activities, health, education, ecology and sports. In addition, another goal of our organization is related to recover public spaces such as streets, parks and forests (which are part important in our context). www.fb.com/chante.detodoshttp://elchantedetodos.wordpress.com

 

Dkaya Ybaku [Located in Cuicatlán, Oaxaca] The group consists of local young people, interested in preserving the environment by recycling PET. Arguing that township residents have the responsibility and obligation to participate in the conservation of the natural environment in which they live, one of its main objectives is to decrease the amount of waste Cuicatlán strips to landfill located on the banks of the Rio Grande, which is in poor condition. This raises awareness and promotes collection of PET and other recyclable materials to then process it appropriately to be used again as raw material in various processes. www.fb.com/DkayaYbakuwww.dkayaybaku.org

 

Enchúlame la Bici [Located in Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City] is a communal workshop dedicated to recycle, modify and build customized bikes, teaching basic mechanical maintenance, organizing urban tours and provide advice to urban cyclist. It works under a cooperative model and alternative economy based on solidarity and exchange of work. www.fb.com/enchlame.la.bici

 

Hydra [Located in Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes.] Is made up of young people from Insurgents neighbourhood who are passionated about music and are interested in defending and spreading urban cultures. They have mounted a printing workshop with original designs and have opened a space for new talents to record songs and improve their skills  by sharing experiences with other artists of Aguascalientes.

 

Jchulmetik [Located in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas] is a group of women interested in promoting reading habits in children.

 

La voz de la juventud: ideas, proyectos y desarrollo [Located in Maltrata, Veracruz] Is a group of women form Xúchitl community, located on the slopes of Pico de Orizaba. Their goal is to create a meeting place for young people, while generating new productive options for them, this will be innitiated by opening an cyber-coffee.

 

Obreras insumisas [Located in Tehuacan, Puebla] Female workers, mostly indigenous, with the interest in other women dressmakers from sweatshops learn and defend their human, labor, and community rights. They are currently in the process of forming a cooperative. www.fb.com/pages/Colectivo-Obreras-Insumisas/260936959820?ref=ts&fref=tshttp://colectivoobrerasinsumisas.blogspot.com/

 

Quetzalli-Cuauhtenco [Located in Milpa Alta, Mexico City] Collective composed mostly by mothers, who are willing to generate employment and food supply chains through the construction of a greenhouse in San Bartolome Xicomulco.

 

Semillas [Located in Tlahuac, Mexico City] Collective who were trained in Milpa Alta Mixquic but actually works in Tlahuac to create a community center where women and children from 45 days old to 4 years old can participate in early learning activities. With workshops and talks that allow women to develop skills and abilities. The ultimate goal is to teach arts and crafts to enable the inhabitants of Mixquic to have a source of employment.

 

Taller Guadalupe Peralta DHS [Located in Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes.] Composed by young people from the Guadalupe Peralta neighbourhood who are interested in setting up an urban garden. In addition, activities and events are organized aiming to keep youth away from drugs and violence and promote the culture of peace in their neighborhood.

 

Taller juguemos a imaginar [Located in Xochimilco, Mexico City] is dedicated to give free summer courses for children near the neighborhood of Santa Cecilia.

 

Textiles de Hueyapan [Located in Tetela del Volcan, Morelos] Collective in training process that aims to develop projects to promote the arts and crafts tradition in Hueyapan, Morelos. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y1hcv_E0MQ

 

We move forward slowly with firm steps, creating a network in which the young people are linked together, are identified, trained and specialize with the help of digital media and the union of wills: the Tlalana network.

Dec 20, 2012

News from the most recent literacy campaigns

Some numbers of this year
Some numbers of this year

Last August 4 culminated the fieldwork of ¡Alfabetiza! Adult Education (Literacy) Campaign 2012. The campaign was conducted in four communities, two of them in Querétaro. In the town of Colón, near the city of Queretaro, we worked in La Zorra and Nogales. These towns participated in a process of continuity and strengthening of actions, as the project was implemented in the years 2007 and 2008.  The other two communities are located in Puebla. Like the previous year we are working at the slopes of Popocatepetl, in the towns of San Miguel Tecuanipa and Santiago Tochimizolco.

 

As always, youth literacy volunteers lived in towns and worked for 8 weeks teaching classes in literacy and basic education for youth and adults while promoting work and community organization through sports, cultural, training and coexistence activities.

 

This time we will present two project testimonials that are the result of daily classes and workshops. These show the learning that was achieved through constant practice of literacy. Both publications, through the words of the students, rescued the characteristics of the place they live and show the everyday, problems, dreams and relationships between people.

 

In Tochimilco a book was published entitled Tales and truths of my people. The Book of Popocatepetl in which, throughout its 239 pages and according to the preface written by the inhabitants, the book 'tells about some of the two very different communities, people who want to share their experiences, stories and truths of their town'.

 

In Colón, it was published The Craftsman, a magazine that involved the journalism  work of the students to show some aspects of Nogales and La Zorra today. Some of the writings it contains are 'Life then and now', 'The art of carving stone in extinction', 'In my community should' and 'The Red pulque'.

 

These were some of the strategies that the ¡Alfabetiza! project found to promote literacy, for adults and young people in these communities to recover their right to speak and to create opportunities for discussion and thoughts on life in their communities.

 

During the recent months we have been working on what we call post-campaign: a space for reflection, evaluation and closure of ¡Alfabetiza! 2012 that inevitably is connected with the planning of activities for 2013. Soon we will have news about the new group of volunteers and developments needed.

 

We are pleased with the results so far, but we know that there is still much to be done with these people that has opened the doors of their houses and given us the confidence to meet them, learn from them and work with them. Because of this, and because learning or teaching is a never ending process, we plan to continue our work in communities Tochimilco in Puebla, for the third consecutive year, adding even efforts to make the two work centers perform their campaigns in nearby communities and strengthen their processes interacting with each other and any other programs from Adeco.

 

 

The Book of Popocatepetl
The Book of Popocatepetl
The Craftman
The Craftman
Nov 27, 2012

Tlalana Symposium

As part of the 2012 second semester, we held the first Tlalana Symposium in Mexico City from October 19th to the 21st. Several collectives attended the call from different cities such as Aguascalientes (Aguascalientes), Tehuacán (Puebla), Cuicatlán (Oaxaca), San Cristobal de las Casas (Chiapas) and different delegations from Mexico City. A total of 42 people that currently participate in “Tlalana: Self-Management & Youth” attended the event, either as facilitators, promoters, co-advisers or other individuals lending their support to the project in various ways.

The aim of the colloquium was to build, from different points of view, the identity of the Tlalana Network. The event served as a starting point to identify our coincidences as young people that build local organized groups to improve our environment.

From the feedback given by the participants and the development of the activities we consider the objectives were met and we are ready to initiate activities that reinforce the links between all actors in the network achieving greater regional impact.

In addition, the new Tlalana Network Platform, an online social network space for training, meeting and exchanging of experiences, was officially presented to the public. In the coming days you will find the report of the symposium, as well as images and videos for the event in our web site.

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