We have a new look, we have a new land donated by the current Government of Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Jalisco (Mexico) and we have Daniel Pouzet as designer of the future Mayama Center Day. These three key events are the result of 5 years of work by Mayama with 240 children and 129 families that currently are in the Program. This is possible thanks to all our GlobalGiving donors, that also helped to get the results of the whole year 2013 that were presented at the event we do every year as part of our philosophy of transparency to the people who join to this project.
In 2013, in education, 79% children stays in school, 15% managed to return to the regular school system and 6% remains in Back to School Program of Mayama to develop concentration skills and readers writing. Also in this year, during the month of July, children from the 2nd generation ended the intensive phase of the skills in 5 areas (I act, I express, I relate with others, I feel, I think) and the family Program (Mayama second generation (children and families who joined in 2011). These guys attended the Center for 4 years and now continue in Phase Change Agent to give continuity to their Life Plan: a project with better life expectancy than their parents.
A very important tool to improve life expectancy in these children, it is not only through the Mayama’s Education Model, but through donors such as GlobalGiving, which always brings out the best of them, and cultural and educational exchange that allow to children known beyond their environment, as the visit of young people from around the world, who made the show "Up with People" for Mayama. They painted a message of peace with our children, and the language was not a barrier. And another example is the recent Mayama library, that was possible thanks to campaign to collect books, organized by Koala College children.
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After 3 years, Mr. José -Mayama dad-, talks about the changes in his family, especially his daughters:
"In the family, I have 4 daughters, 4 are very different [...] always want to know more, they are interested more, we relate more among us, we talked more, we go out more together. It has become easier".
[Luz María ...] "is a little bit more sociable, well, before she did not like school or got angry easily. And lately she is more sociable; she keeps a good relation with her teachers and gets better grades. "
"The most important thing for me is Mayama help we have received, and the satisfaction of seeing our children has developed more. Thank you. "
For the first time in 2010 Mayama opened the doors of its Day Centre to 120 children and their families. Due to the positive results of the program, in 2011 we admitted 90 children and their families more. Alongside these children who continue in the program, next August 4, 2014, a third generation will be added: 85 children and their families; reaching our Day Centre at full operational capacity.
Thanks to your support Mayama continues to grow, and with it, our chances to extends this Human Development Model to more people and transforms more realities.
Now more than ever, Mayama needs the participation of more people aware and responsible with their social environment as you.
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Dear Friend of Global Giving;
"[...] First of all, I had an emotional change. In the past, I was very impulsive and I could not be with anyone, I was very grumpy and very loud [...] here in Mayama, they taught me about emotions. At least, the most important ones. And in my psychological aspect and I already think differently, I think further. I think not tiny, but big. I can already think more than other people. My friends, sometimes I think I'm more mature than them, thanks to Mayama" (Alex, Mayama Child).
He is Alex, a Mayama boy that we met when he was 11 years old. He is now 14 and is in Phase Change Agent. He ended Skills Program in 5 areas of the Day Centre ( I think, I feel, I express myself, I relate with others and I act). He had from 2010 to 2013 80 % attendance and now he continues his studies in the Regular School (He is in 8th grade). He also has an amazing academic trajectory been recognized twice for participating in a state Math Olympiad.
Regarding to his family, there is more ability to communicate and support each other in difficult situations. There is an increase of dialogue over the violence between Alex and his dad. In his plan of life, Alex wants to study Science (Mathematics) and now in Phase Change Agent Mayama he can continue with their goals, dreams and projects.
Thanks to the support of Global Giving donors, Alex continues in this phase that includes: 1) Individual sessions with support from a professional Coach, 2) group sessions, 3) Monitoring the family sessions, 4) Volunteer Program and 5) And a monthly scholarship of 400 (Mexican pesos) to continue studying (especially spent in things related to their education: teaching materials, haircut, shoes, uniforms, etc.). Thank you all.
We are very proud to conclude the trust phase (6 months), intensive phase ( 2 ½ years ) and simultaneously start the phase change agent (one year) with this first generation of 80 children who show that the model Mayama works. Also, we are attending to another generation of 90 children that continue in the intensive phase and we are currently selecting new 130 children and 70 families Mayama in order to start the program in August 2014: Children in our Day Centre and Families in the Community Program.
We believe that Mayama Educational Platform works, we believe the best way to overcome the conditions of violence and marginalization is the alternative education that allows users (children and families) to think about their environment and find ways to overcome it.
This time, we want to share our institutional philosophy. We call it "the Mayama creed."
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The last quarter of 2013, it was a good time to celebrate the traditional Christmas season with our children and Mayama families as well as months of progress and achievements in daily operation. In our Day Centre, The Back to School Program (BSP) managed to reinsert 6 street condition children into School. . According to the annual report by UNICEF (2012); in Mexico 13.20% of children between 3 and 17 years, are out of school (6 million). Of these, which also work (and do not attend school) are 1, 173, 000. In this regard, it is important that programs as BSP continue, because “school dropout” is a common consequence in a context of lacks of educational, health and cultural opportunities that children of Mayama Struggle. We are very proud to tell you that 100% of Mayama´s Children are street free and back to school thanks to the innovative education model.
Regarding the Day Center which develops Skills in 5 areas, we celebrate a HUGE achievement. With the support of Hewlett Packard Mexico and its employees, Mayama has new computer equipment that helps to works special educational methodologies in this area. “I THINK” develops cognitive skills to receive information, analyze it and solve problems. One way to achieve this is from a fun and educational software. Thank you very much to all the people through Global Giving who believe in this project.
Parallel to that, we continue with the Community Program for children’s families of Mayama. In this quarter, one of the most important workshops was "Compromise and Responsibility". In this workshop we guide to moms in order to identify their dreams, and then, these dreams could turn them into goals and look for ways to accomplish them with a firm compromise. All this work was both, individually and collective where moms shared their stories and experience with each other.
To end the year and celebrate Christmas season, we made a great “posada” (that is a traditional celebration in Mexico). It was especially for 180 children and their families, about 700 people. In January, we had a special delivery of toys for our children. It was a special time, not only to celebrate Christmas, but to close a successful year and receive a 2014 full of challenges and growth for Mayama. In this regard, we would like to share with you that in this month; we begin the “Coaching Phase” for children who have completed their process in Mayama for 3 years.
What does this mean?, Is a special process to support the boys and girls who met at least 80% attendance, to receive scholarships to continue School, Evidence shows they are free of addictions, girls are free of early pregnancy, they are people who shows peaceful behavior to themselves and others, they build an audiovisual project with issues related to their community (problem statement and proposed to solve it) and have finally managed to design a life plan.
We believe that every child who comes to Mayama should have a specific life plan, in order to put into practice outside, all knowledge learned in the Day Center. We are very proud that 28 children of Mayama start the Coaching Phase to reproduce all the lessons learned, and become leaders in their own communities. We are very happy to launch this new phase, and at the same time, we can welcome new children that need the support of Mayama immediately.
Thank you very much for believing in Mayama!
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On this occasion, we are pleased to share the results of the last three months and tell you about two special events that are part of our Philosophy of Transparency: 1) the results report (activities during 2012) to our community and 2) to our donors. Regarding the daily operation of our Day Centre, the last three months have had great results for the Back to School Program (PRE for this acronym in Spanish), which managed to reinsert 40 children in the Regular School System (6 August, 25 September and 9 October). This is an important achievement if we remember that the current population treated at our Day Centre is 180 children, we are talking about almost a quarter (25 % approx.)
In reference to the importance of developing skills in 5 areas in our Day Centre, during July and August our Mayama kids participated in a Summer Course with the children of the Agentia employees (an alliance with Mayama AC). This was in order to share knowledge and feedback and also show the lessons learned between two different children’s perspectives of learning. We ended this enriching experience of the year's activities in the Day Centre with a clown show, which ended happily uniting these groups of children. In addition, as a complement to our educational program, the Hewlett Packard Volunteers delivered 180 schoolbags with school supplies to support our children and as a motivation to start the next school year with lots of energy.
Returning from the bye week, the Day Centre resumed its activities with Yoga for Children. This time with an innovative course called: “Dermo Optical Perception” (“Dermovisión” in Spanish). This technique aims to develop the mental abilities latent in human nature. It deals with the development of color perception through the skin. This mechanism is through the brain and nervous system. It is impressive what our Mayama Children are achieving.
Another workshop we can not fail to mention is the resilience workshop with our children, which is to develop the ability to face adversity (tragedy, threats, severe stress) and to overcome these through going through the process of feeling pain or emotional distress. From this they learn a lot and even emerge stronger from these events. Parallel to the Day Centre, this workshop was part of the Community Program, which took place with Mayama Families in 8 sessions, also working on personal and family strengths.
As a Non Governmental Organization, we are proud to share the Transparency and Institutional recognition (optimal level) for the second consecutive year, granted by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy (CEMEFI for this acronym in spanish). Among the aspects considered for this award are: compliance with legal and tax provisions established for NGO’s, transparency in the use of resources, and to have a sustainable and efficient organizational structure, as well as others. This is an important point because only 14 associations in Jalisco obtained it.
In respect of our philosophy of transparency it is our duty to inform the general public, families and all the people who support the project about the results, developments and innovations that are obtained year by year in Mayama A.C. In this sense, on October 6th, we had our third report to the Community, attended by 70 of the 89 Mayama families. Among laughing, integration dynamics and words of thanks, we could see that Mayama transforms realities and that it is well worth supporting this kind of project.
Finally, on the third anniversary celebration of our opening Day Centre Mayama October 30th we will have a special event to share the results of all of 2012 with our donors, volunteers and all of the institutions involved. To all our friends at Global Giving we also want to invite you to witness the changes that brought support. Furthermore if they are not able to attend, we will be sharing the details of our next report in January.
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