Sep 21, 2020

Early childhood in pandemic

Home visit
Home visit

COVID-19 has not stopped worldwide, in Mexico and in particular in San Cristóbal de las Casas, a contagion prevention program has been maintained, however, the economic crisis that afflicts the population becomes very strong every day.

The mothers of the children of Arrumacos have not yet recovered 100% of the work that supports their family, due to this, Melel maintains food support for the families of the children in the children's stay.

Due to the safety measures necessary for health care, the children's rooms are closed, so our work is carried out in home visits, telephone calls and recently, in public spaces, such as markets, where families work and They take children from 0 to 4 years old as "companions", through games, we know the situation they are in, socially, nutritionally and economically, so that if necessary, we provide medical referral support. 

Faced with this reality, our work is reinvented every day, always for the benefit of indigenous children who need it most.

Home visit
Home visit
market
market
Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo
Good eating
Good eating
Good eating
Good eating
Sep 21, 2020

Childhood in pandemic

Trabajo en calle
Trabajo en calle

The Covid-19 pandemic continues worldwide causing serious health and social problems, in Mexico and in particular in San Cristóbal de las Casas, the need for work and economic reactivation is urgent, for which women, men and children have reworked to shops and public spaces.

Given the social reality that we live, at Melel Xojobal, we have taught child laborers in the markets in the preparation of face masks, antibacterial gel and care against possible infections during their working hours.

Similarly, we have reactivated our weekly work in public spaces, emphasizing improving nutrition and health care from home. 

The school year in Mexico will be carried out "remotely", either by internet, television and radio, until the government authorities determine that we are not in a security situation, however, despite being a precautionary measure. In the face of COVID-19, the educational gap that was already high will become even wider, since many children do not have access even to television to study. Our action for the last period of the year is to provide educational support to be able to solve school doubts and contribute to the promotion of school permanence.

good eating dish
good eating dish
Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo
teenager selling
teenager selling
Merposur
Merposur
mask
mask
May 26, 2020

Arrumacos and the Covid-19

Looking for a job
Looking for a job

The last three months have been difficult for all people in the world due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has stopped the world and in a very sad way, has seen many people die in all countries, in addition to generating much economic and social instability. 

Mexico and Chiapas, have not been the exception, economic paralysis, along with fear and ignorance have made children even more vulnerable.

The economic situation of the mothers of the children of Arrumacos, have had to stop their work because they have been fired or have not been able to sell their products in local markets, causing a strong family crisis.

For security reasons, the Arrumacos ranch has stopped working during this time, however, we maintain telephone contact with the mothers of the children, to find out how they are and what they need, also, thanks to the contributions of people like You at GlobalGiving have been able to deliver “solidarity pantries” that include milk, diapers, food, etc., for the families that need it most.

We hope that the resumption of activities is healthy and safe and that soon we can continue our work, which will undoubtedly undergo changes, what we are sure of, is that we must move towards a more just and equitable society that learns from situations like this for the common good.

The best for you always and thanks for your constant support.

Boy washing his hands
Boy washing his hands
Delivering food
Delivering food
Team Melel
Team Melel
Closed jobs
Closed jobs
 
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