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 ...
Sep 18, 2012

ANGELES & CHUY

We wrote previously about Lupita one of the triplets at Puerta Abierta. In this report we like to offer description of the other two sisters--Angeles and Chuy.

Angeles is the tallest of the three. When the triplets first arrived, we could not tell them apart. Now that we got to know them we can see the differences in their personalities, their interests and abilities.

The three of them arrived to Puerta Abierta when they were 7 years old and they will soon be celebrating their 12th birthday. Coming from an orphanage, the process of adaptation had been somewhat difficult for them, as they had to adjust to new rules and living habits. Despite this, Angeles showed superior social skills that made her popular with the rest of the girls.

Since their arrival, Angeles and Chuy have had a strong bond, Recently, however, they have had their differences in which they have been competing with each other. This competition sometimes deteriorates into power struggles.

Angeles is a feminine young lady, very sensitive and values the affection given by others, especially adults. She also demonstrates noteworthy art skills.

Given her current stage of development, Angeles is experiencing expected mood swings. With the help of her therapy, she is acquiring new insights into these changes.

María de Jesus, whose nickname is Chuy, is the third sister.  Her personality has always been the strongest and most defined of the three, which at times leads her to be somewhat aggressive. Chuy has shown strong leadership in relation to her sisters. Despite the inevitable competition among the three of them, Angeles and Lupita have recognized her better decision-making skills.

Chuy has always done well academically although occasionally has suffered from a lack of motivation. She likes to read, is creative and perceptive, and shows an ability to learn other languages.

It is evident that Chuy has the necessary qualities that will allow her to be successful in her life.

Jul 2, 2012

Margaritas Teen age years!

In this up-date, I would like to describe the current situation of one of our girls of Puerta Abierta, Monica Margarita.  She is 17 years old and finishing her sophomore year in High School.   As the oldest of the 9 girls living at Puerta Abierta, Margarita has taken on an important leadership role.  As a result of her emotional maturity, she has become a guide for the rest of the girls.

Given her age, Margarita is also exploring her independence from the group, and is showing interest in discovering more about herself. At times, this search has led her to be more self-centered which seems to us to be quite normal and expected for this stage of development.

We are aware that we have to help Margarita develop further her self-confidence and guide her to find the right balance between attending to her own psychological and emotional needs and, at the same time,being responsive to the feelings and needs of the rest of the family.

During her junior year, Margarita will also be taking courses for a technical degree. Doing so, she will be prepared in the near future, to work while she completes her undergraduate course work. Margarita is cognizant of the need to make a concerted effort to achieve her goals. We are all confident in her ability and will be available to help her in any way we can.

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May 11, 2012

Keep Helping Lupita`s Learning Disadvantages 2012

Lupis 2012
Lupis 2012

April-May 2012

 Lupita is one of the triplets who lives with us in Puerta Abierta. What distinguishes her from her other two identical twin sisters is the fact that she is a fraternal twin and therefore she does not resemble the other two physically. She became a member of our family when she was seven years old and since we met her, we could tell that she was an inquisitive, hyperactive and talkative little girl. Also because of this we immediately recognized that she had some language barriers that we’ve been helping her get through by talking her to speech therapy classes.

She is in a Montessori school, a learning school system that has been very helpful in developing her creative potential.  She is enthusiastic, great with manual activities and her gross motor skills as well are impressive. Alongside four of our other girls she is interested in music and takes part in the state’s group choir. Aside from this we are also helping her out with her attention span problems, which consequently make her have some concentration issues when she is learning.  Academically we offer her weekly academic regularization hours and next week she will start attending a learning therapy that also tackles the emotional side of therapy through art and play therapy.  Her neurologist results show that she is getting good results, but it is essential to continue her treatment.

We are convinced that when an individual wants to be a successful person, it does not matter how many difficulties he or she has to overcome. We believe that Lupis (as we also call her) is one of these people and Puerta Abierta want to see her continues to make the efforts that we’ve so far seen her, do so that she can overcome anything. 

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