Mayama A.C.

Mission: To provide opportunities for children and families who live in poverty, abuse, violence and marginalization in order to increase their intellectual, emotional, physical, communicational and social life skills, so that they can become self sufficient members of society. Our children must have at least four of the following characteristics: Age between 6 and 12 Live in high poverty areas Work/live on the streets or are at a high risk to do so Family abuse and violent situations Parents have no schooling or have dropped out of elementary More than 5 people sleeping in the same room Family income is equal or less than one minimum wage Speaks one indigenous language Migrate to...
Jul 28, 2016

What Our Mayama's Children say?

What a children says.
What a children says.

"I'm Hector Saul Rios Romero, I have 11 years. I have learned about the rights of children and if they do not comply, I have fewer opportunities to get ahead. In Mayama I have learned that all worth the same and we all deserve the same respect, and teach us to take care and respect ourselves and we also learn something new every day". 

In Mayama, we do this through the Skills Development Program (in Day Centre Mayama), where we work with children (6 to 12 years) for the development their skills in 5 innovates areas:

• I think area (strategies thinking skills (cognitive development), i.e., attention and concentration strategies, definition, analysis and troubleshooting.

• I feel area. Strategies for emotional development and emotional education, to learn to recognize their own feelings, have tolerance to frustration and raising self-esteem.

• I express area. Artistic techniques such as art workshops, painting, sculpture and storytellers for the development communication skills (listening and following directions, expression of ideas in an organized form, active listening and dialogue).

• I relate with others area. This area includes workshops about sex education and addiction prevention, prevention of bad behavior and promotion of good behavior and conflict mediation. Respect and integration of norms about values of empathy, cooperation, solidarity and respect for others to relate better.

• I act area. Workshops to learn breathing techniques and body language, for reducing violence (methodology peaceful behavior), identification and recognizing of positive actions in daily life and self martial arts, yoga.

Mayama is a NGO (Non Governmental Organization) based in Guadalajara, Mexico that supports 180 children and their families in highly marginalized, violence, abuse, exclusion and/or Risk Street situation. Thanks to the daily operation of our Day Centre, these children and their families develop skills for assertive decision-making in order to improve their quality of life and overcome the difficulties of their environment by themselves.

What would you like to tell the children of Mayama? We would be very interested in your feedback and we would make sure to give your message to all of our children and community in Mexico.

Please do come anytime to visit us!

 

I express area
I express area
I feel area (emotional skills)
I feel area (emotional skills)
Apr 28, 2016

What is the profile of our children?

Day Center of Mayama
Day Center of Mayama

Mayama currently serves a population of 240 children and 130 families. This population, in addition to a diagnostic base (study of metropolitan areas of Guadalajara, Mexico on marginalization and violence); they were candidates and attended a comprehensive evaluation process. We used standardized instruments in three areas: 1) socioeconomic status 2) family background (detection of violence) 3) detection of developmental/ psychological age according to their actual age.

The criteria that Mayama use for determining their beneficiaries is:

  1. Children and families living in the 4 colonies that has worked before.
  2. Boys/girls aged 6 to 9 years who are in situations of abandonment, risk of being on the street, school dropouts, child labor, group home/shelter.
  3. Children that are at least one year behind in developmental age compared to actual age.
  4. Families living in overcrowded houses living in abuse and domestic violence.
  5. The minimum income per household is approximately  three dollars a day.
  6. Parents are illiterate and/or truncated education.

The above characteristics of marginalization and violence are also called “multidimensional poverty indicators” i.e. colonies would be lacking in education, health care and social welfare (by the UNDP –United Nations Development Program).

We would like you to donate to Mayama´s program! To have future success for the children and families.

Activities in Mayama
Activities in Mayama's community
Mayama
Mayama's family in their 1st session.
Feb 2, 2016

A brief reminder: What is Mayama?

In 2008, with the intention of seeking social justice and equal opportunities for girls and boys who live in poverty and violence situation, Jorge Huguenin founded Mayama A.C., (Civil Association for its acronym in Spanish). In the beginning, Mayama provided educational activities such as art classes, computer science lessons and Tae Kwon Do for 500 children in abandon, orphan and outcast situation from 14 shelter homes in the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara. In 2009, a diagnosis was made by specialists in the subjects of poverty and violence. In order to respond concretely to this diagnosis, Mayama, rethinking its mission, focused on five suburbs of the same community: “Cofradía, Emiliano Zapata, San Martin de las Flores, Plan de Oriente and Lomas del Tapatio”, located in Tlaquepaque and Tonala, Jalisco in Mexico.

The same year, Monica Varela and Alejandra Peña designed a Human Development Model based on alternative learning methodologies, also relying on alliances from NGO (Non Governanmental Organizations) as “Cuidarte” (Emotional development), Juconi (Violence), Youth Integration Centers (addiction prevention), “La Vaca independiente” (Communications skills methodologies).

From 2010 to nowadays, Mayama has served an average (annual) of 240 children and 130 families (840 direct and 2520 indirect beneficiaries), so they are able to develop skills that help them make assertive decisions based on their human rights, gender equality and peace culture. Mayama has also helped to improve their education and job expectations in a medium and long term, with the purpose of turning them into agents of positive change in their individual, family and community life.

It is noteworthy that the transparency, quality and professionalism of Mayama is backed up by institutions like CEMEFI (Mexican Center for Philanthropy), Filantrofilia A.C., Confío A.C. (Building transparent Civil Organizations). In addition, it has been recognized (April 2015) as a organization with Consultative Status of ECOSOC-UN (United Nations Economic and Social Council) and “Razón de Ser” Award (source category) by Merced Foundation.

Mayama is a reliable project

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