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¡Alfabetiza! Campaña de educación para adultos
Last year, the literacy campaigns working in Tlaxcala and Veracruz states achieved important goals in the communities. We really appreciate your contributions which let the volunteers to focus on their own activities.
¡Alfabetiza! is a replicable project which every two years choose a group of communities to work with. This 2011 one of the groups will continue working in Xúchitl, Veracruz. The other one finished its cycle in Altzayanca, Tlaxcala and now is looking for another locality, probably in Puebla.
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We thank you again and wish you a good 2011 year
Both groups, one in Veracruz and the other in Tlaxcala, closured labors of 2010 with a ceremony with all the young volunteers and the adult students. For two months they worked together in two-hour daily sessions on topics like literacy, basic math and natural sciences, among others, depending on the interest of each group. During the weekends other workshops about health, bakery, vermicompost and phytotherapy were held.
Also, twice a week activities for teenagers were carried out in the communities using the methodology of Tlalana, other project by Adeco, looking to build local development projects. Likewise, kids under 13 years attended a workshop to promote lecture and with musical activities planned together with our project Canto que Florece
It is worth to mention the creation of one library in the community of Xúchitl (Veracruz) and the enlargement of two which were establish last year in communities of Ranchería Pocitos and Buenavista (Tlaxcala)
The following chart shows the number of participants in the project this year.
Total volunteers: 63
Total students: 363
Female students: 281
Male students: 82
Groups of students: 176
Age average of the students: 37.5 years
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The second phase of our literacy campaign has begun. We have created two groups who will develop the campaign in two different regions of Mexico, Tlaxcala and Veracruz.
The fieldwork started on June the twelve and will remain in Tlaxcala until August the seventh. The group is integrated by 40 volunteers who during the next two months will live in the community of Buenvista and will work with people from four communities: Pocitos, Lazaro Cardenas, Delicias and Miahuapan el Bajo. The starting number of students is 150, we are sure more will sign up as the days come by. This is our second summer with the campaign in these communities and we have as a goal to set up a library and increase the participation of adults and teenagers in the project.
The campaign will take place in the community of San Jose Suchil, county of Maltrata. The population is 1315 and 400 cannot read or write. The group is integrated by 38 volunteers.
As a part of the literacy campaigns the volunteers have done two previous visits to the community. The first visit was on may the 16, 17 and 18, during the visit the volunteers presented the campaign to the community and to the authorities, also applied a survey to 252 inhabitants. The second visit was on the 22 and 23 of May and 166 inhabitants particiapated in the survey. The survey is applied to obtain a diagnostic on reading and writing skills.
The literacy campaign will begin on June the 19 and will finish on August the 7. We pretend to work with an initial number of 200 students. Besides the daily classes we will develop workshops on health for kids and teenagers, a cultural and science fair and community colloquy.
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