The Children Left Behind

Jul 6, 2010

June Project Update- Launch of the center

Opening ceremony for the "I want to, I can" Center
Opening ceremony for the "I want to, I can" Center

We are excited to share that during April and May, we trained 35 local promoters to work with the children in the community of Orizabita, Hidalgo State. And on May 28 we inaugurated the local “Yo quiero, yo puedo” (I want to, I can) Development Center in which these promoters will work. In the opening ceremony the local elders blessed the Center with an ancient indigenous ceremony (see photo), so we can expect the Center to be very successful!

During the first week after the Center opened, 139 children signed up to participate in it's activities. With our support the local promoters organize these educational and developmental activities for children 0 to nine years of age and their parents.

Finally, in June we took initial measurements of the children. This is part of the evaluation activities and will allow us to later see the impact of this phase of the project. Look forward to hearing more about the results in future updates!

We want to thank you, our supporters; all this work is possible because of your help!

----------------------------------------------------- Durante los meses de abril y mayo entrenamos a 35 promotores locales para trabajar con los niños de la comunidad de Orizabita en el Estado de Hidalgo. Tenemos también el gusto de contarles que el 28 de mayo inauguramos el Centro de Desarrollo “Yo quiero, yo puedo” en la misma comunidad, en el cual trabajaran estos promotores. En la ceremonia de inauguración los ancianos de la comunidad dieron sus bendiciones al Centro con una ceremonia tradicional indígena (ver la foto), ¡así que podemos esperar mucho éxito para el trabajo del Centro!

Durante la primera semana después de la inauguración, 139 niños se inscribieron para participar en las actividades del Centro. Con nuestro apoyo, los promotores locales organizan actividades educativas y de desarrollo infantil para los niños de 0 a 9 años y a sus madres / padres.

Además, en junio tomamos una medición inicial de los niños. Usaremos esas mediciones como una base para evaluar el impacto en esta fase del proyecto. Podrán leer sobre los resultados de la evaluación en las próximas actualizaciones de esta página.

Queremos agradecer a los que nos han apoyado. ¡Todo este trabajo es posible gracias a ustedes!

Materials at the "I want to, I can" Center
Materials at the "I want to, I can" Center
Promoters work with children at the Center
Promoters work with children at the Center
Boys at the ceremony, beneficiaries of the Center
Boys at the ceremony, beneficiaries of the Center


  • nlgrossman
    nlgrossman Excellent and important work you are doing and wonderful that you are evaluating your results as well. And certainly your pictures tell so much. A contribution well worth it!
    • 5 years ago
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