Puerta Abierta IAP

Mission Provide the tools for an integral development for girls in risk situation in Queretaro city within a family model so they can create a life project. Vision Replicate the model family project throughout Mexico to meet the high demand OBJECTIVES Puerta Abierta knows that the most important legacy that these children can receive is love from the carers of the institution within this new family and the opportunity for a quality education. This project will allow them to build a world full of opportunities and achievements. Love -Form a loving family so they can build the bonds that will protect and accompany their lives. -Give them the protection and security they require for their ...
Apr 13, 2015

Hope and Love

Hope
Hope

In Puerta Abierta we aim to give Hope and Love because our girls are just like our children, we want you to imagine them like your daughter or son. Only, with one difference: they have a big sorrow, they have been abandoned.

Working with them means one has to be doctor of the heart.

Working with them means one has to mother, educator and friend.

Do you already know theirs names? You already know our girls as you have been supporting them but maybe you dont remeber their names, Moni the youngest, Angeles Maria and Lupita our twins, Ana Gaby, Mercedes, Juanita, Karla and Margarita the oldest one.

Puerta Abierta will be part of Microsoft Bonus Day April14th and we need you as a friend, as a mother and as an educator, your support this day will get them a Mother, a Friend and an Educator. Be part of the future of our girls.

Please go to our project TOMORROW April 14th not today as the matching funds will be released on the 14th of april at 9am EDT Mexico 8am. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO DO IT EARLY MORNING 14th APRIL! If yu want to help you can paste this link to your browser and that will get you to our project

http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/family-and-school-for-9-abandoned-girls-in-mexico/

Thanks to people like You our little girls can dream: BE PROUD OF YOURSELF, IT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT GIFT you can do to someone. You are giving a future to these children, this means that YOU are changing the world: because children ARE OUR FUTURE.

From the bottom of our hearts thank you!

Puerta Abierta

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Mar 3, 2015

The "Mother" of our girls at Puerta Abierta

The “Mother” of our Girls at Puerta Abierta

 

To talk or discuss the “Mother figure” of our Girls at Puerta Abierta is certainly challenging.

Pregnancy is said to be a time to be prepared to become a mother. But how to develop this attachment and caring when a “new Mother” comes to the house and is told to care for them, look after their education and more importanltly….to love them? It is certainly very challenging when there are no real previous attachments developed

Learning to love the girls has not been difficult. Not because of their precarious situation of being left alone, but because each one of them presented personal and emotional challenges that helped her develop these essential ties between them. With each day that passes, new opportunities develop these strong ties that eventually will help these girls transform themselves and help shape a better and more livable society.

What is what this “new Mother” is offering these girls that came hurt by their previous life?

First, the certainty and confidence of being accepted even though there is no biological or family ties. Second, the acknowledgement of being respected, even in spite of emotional bursts brought about by their previous life experiences. Third, her everyday presence and loving care, helping them to develop a better woman-mother figure and a better auto-perception as girls and eventually as mothers themselves, hopefully in a position of offering the same love, solidarity, and respect in their own families sometime in the future.

The family is the basis of society. The mother is the axis of the family. This “new mother “, is the axis of Puerta Abierta.

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Dec 2, 2014

Art as an expression of feelings of abandonment

Art Expo
Art Expo

Several studies have demonstrated the beneficial effects of expressing emotions through art in children that have experienced abandonment.

The girls at PA were very lucky to be selected by a Mexican Foundation to participate in an Art Expression Workshop. A year has passed since the girls first began to receive weekly art classes at home.

We can proudly say that they have discovered in art an extra vehicle to express their feelings as well as to discover their abilities and talents in this area.

At the end of this school cycle, the Foundation made an art exhibition in which the projects of the participating children were presented. The exhibition took place in an important place in the city, and there were prizes for the most outstanding paintings.

Two of our girls received first and second places for their work. They were surprised as well as pleased to realize that their paintings were selected among many others.

This experience awakened their curiosity to get acquainted with artists from Querétaro as well as to better understand the underlying meaning of these paintings.

As a result of this experience, new horizons have opened for them, awakening within them the light of creativity. As these abilities grow, we are sure they will develop a new-found sense of self-confidence, allowing them to transcend their fears of taking risks in their life.

We all hope one day we will have great artists in PA.

Watermelons by Maria
Watermelons by Maria
Puerta Abierta Wall
Puerta Abierta Wall

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