We want to share you the closure of one of the programs implemented in EDUCA schools. This is “Aflatoun, Social and Financial Education for Children”. Which aims to inspire children and teenagers to empowered social and economically to be agents of change in their lives and for a more equitable world. The learning methodology is child-centered participatory, learning - making, games and activities.
Our activities this school year were:
1. Annual Training for teachers: in order to review the key elements of the program as well as new strategies and techniques work in the classroom. In this activity participated 33 teachers who teach underprivileged children.
2. Visit the Interactive Museum of Economics: where issues such as decision making distinction of needs and wants, reasoned consumption and resource management worked. This activity benefited 107 poor children and 9 teachers.
3. Visits to banks: Children learned about the activities and operations of banks and the children's services they offer. This activity benefited 86 children and 7 teachers.
4. Week of Culture and care for the environment: the children performed educational activities about recycling, visited an urban vegetable garden, participated in a workshop dealing transplantation seeds and learned about the life cycle of bees and their impact at life on our planet. We benefit to 1206 children and 46 teachers.
5. Olympics Aflatoun: On April 19 we hosted the first Olympics of the Educa-Aflatoun Network to create a space for conviviality, fun and healthy competition, in which teamwork and effort by the children resulted a great experience. 500 children participated, 400 parents and 30 teachers family.
6. Financial inclusion workshops: These workshops work issues as: the importance of saving natural and financial resources. We transmit to children with stories that reflect on the meaning of Recycling, Reuse and Recycle in everyday life, and family and individual financial planning. 1180 children participated.
The Aflatoun program has already been implemented in EDUCA for more than six years, thanks to you and your donations we can provide continuity and help more children.
The current situation in Mexico and the world, it is important that children can be empowered socially and economically to be agents of change in their lives and for a more equitable
With your help we achieve to install a School Playground, to develop skills for life and to reinforce academic learning though play activities in space designed for the EDUCA Network schools.
This Playground benefits 279 needy children and 7 teachers.
This area has a library with interactibos books and teaching materials that bring children to science.
We hope that we can open more areas like this during this year. Interaction with areas like this, it is essential for the development of children EDUCA Foundation benefit. This will give them the possibility of a better future.
Thank you very much for your support !!!
None of this would be possible without your donation.
The 2013-2014 school year is over. We are very proud to share with you the achievements that we had during this school year.
We benefit to:
We implement educational programs as:
We are ready for the 2014-2015 school year and are sure that with your support, we will have more impact on education.
Thanks for the support you gave us. Welcome to this new school year
The following is a postcard from Lucius and Sarah, GlobalGiving's In-the-Field Representatives in Mexico, about Fundación EDUCA Mexico's amazing ethics program for pre-schoolers.
At 7:30AM in Ixtapaluca, a poor municipality just thirty minutes outside Mexico City by car, the groan of an empty stomach brings young children to the local pre-school. These children love coming to school because it is a safe haven and a welcome respite from the violence and poverty that plagues their society.
Fundación EDUCA Mexico A.C runs a pilot program called “Universal Education for the Development of Ethics” in which young pre-schoolers begin their mornings with a session of tai chi. It was a rare sight to see pre-schoolers practice tai chi, and equally mesmerizing to watch them move so gracefully. Tai chi teaches these children calmness and empathy, and reduces their preponderance to violence.
Next, a teacher leads them into a dark classroom to meditate and reflect. Meditation imbues these children with self-restraint, something rarely seen in a violent society. Finally, they engage in a discussion where one classmate presents a real-life scenario from home and other classmates debate the morality of certain actions. This problem-solving approach helps them to understand the logic behind their actions and thought process, calmly assessing the situation from an outsider's perspective. It was incredible to witness the positive effects that the program had on these kids' lives.
A new generation of Mexicans are emerging that need creative and sustainable education programs such as these to inculcate deep-seated values early on in life. Fundación EDUCA plays a vital role in keeping these programs up and running. Without support from the Mexican government, your donations are more vital than ever.
Support Fundación EDUCA on GlobalGiving by clicking here
This report contains some study cases gathered via testimonies shared by parents and students who are beneficiaries of the program. This cases show the perception of parents who have noticed important changes in their children's daily interaction with their social environment. Thanks for supporting the program.
Case 1: Zoe's mom says her daughter is now able to detect with more frequency her own judgemental comments in her conversations as well as in her personal relations with friends and family members. Once she notices it, she has the ability to correct her stance in order to be less judgemental.
Case 2: Marco has increased his participation in class activities. Also, when explaining something, he shows more clarity in his ideas: he can connect topics with examples of his own life, and then share them in class.
Case 3: Elián uses meditation on his daily activities to solve some dilemmas.
Case 4: Samantha is a girl with certain family and heatlh ( thyroid ) issues, so she manages his fear or anxiety with meditation, to calm herself down.
Case 5: María José says she, now, is aware of some value judgements she expresses when talking to cousins and grandparents; and every time she modifies them into opinions, because she realize is talking then, about it’s mental object.
Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.
If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.