Drug prevention and a culture of peace in Mexico

Nov 6, 2011

October Update: Goodbye Chiapas, Hello Tlaxcala!

Chiapas participants completing evaluation forms
Chiapas participants completing evaluation forms

Our project in Margaritas, Chiapas, has come to a close. We have achieved great success, and surpassed our original goals. We provided training to 48 teachers and education authorities. We gave “I want to, I can... learn to be a parent” workshops to over 200 mothers and fathers. Finally, we reached 942 schoolchildren with our “I want to, I can... have success in school” program in three participating schools. The project was funded by MetLife, but without the additional support of our GlobalGiving donors, we wouldn’t have been able to reach as many children. For that, we offer you our deepest thanks!

Though our work in Chiapas has ended, we are still working with children to prevent addictions in Apizaco, Tlaxcala. Our program there, funded by Dow Química, is currently in its second phase of implementation, and we need some additional support from our donors at GlobalGiving. We are giving workshops to mothers and fathers of 4th and 6th graders to give them information and training to support their children to do well in school, and beginning our evaluation activities. We hope to achieve a total of 1,760 direct beneficiaries of this program.

Please help us to continue to provide support to families in Apizaco, Tlaxcala! Our work there will help children to do well in school and fortify them against abusing substances later in life.


Nuestro proyecto en Margaritas, Chiapas, ha terminad. Hemos logrado gran éxito, y hemos superado nuestras metas originales. Proporcionamos capacitación a 48 docentes y autoridades educativas. Realizamos talleres de formación “Yo quiero, yo puedo…aprender a ser mamá y papá” para por lo menos 200 madres y padres de familia de las tres escuelas y comunidades participantes. Y finalmente, implementamos el programa “Yo quiero, yo puedo... tener éxito en la escuela” con 942 niños en las tres escuelas participantes. El proyecto fue financiado por MetLife, pero sin el apoyo adicional de nuestros donantes de GlobalGiving, no habríamos sido capaces de trabajar con tantos niños y niñas. ¡Por eso, les ofrecemos nuestro más profundo agradecimiento!

Aunque nuestro trabajo en Chiapas ha terminado, continuamos nuestro trabajo con los niños para prevenir adicciones en Apizaco en el estado de Tlaxcala. Nuestro programa allí, fundado por Dow Química, está actualmente en su segunda fase de implementación, y necesitamos apoyo adicional de nuestros donantes de GlobalGiving. Realizamos ahorita talleres para las madres y padres de familia de los/as estudiantes de 1° a 6° de primaria para capacitarlos a apoyar a sus hijos a tener éxito en la escuela, y también empezamos nuestras actividades de evaluación. Esperamos lograr un total de 1,760 beneficiarios directos de este programa.

Por favor apóyanos a continuar a proporcionar apoyo a las familias en Apizaco, Tlaxcala. Nuestro trabajo allí ayudará a los niños para tener éxito en la escuela y a fortalecerlos contra el abuso de sustancias durante sus vidas.


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