Mar 18, 2019

Empowering beginning

We started this year full of energy, enthuasiasm and arts. Working with integration, safety rules, team work and artistic abilities.

The starting of a new period means to go back to a routine in order to get a work rythim, so the first weeks of the year children and their families remembered the rules we have at the Learning Center, and opening a space of participation they had the opportunity to gave some ideas regarding safety guidelines.

After this important step, our days were focus on developing social abilities trough integration games and activities in wich children could interact between them. The purpose was to help them go back to the routine, build a trusting enviroment and open spaces to strengthen friendship in them, as this contributes to a greater permanence in the program during the year.

Under the premise of learning between equals, children participated in a art project called Empty Bowls, that was guided the whole time by our youngest volunteers. It was a completely new experience for everyone since we use different materials than the usuals. This project was about making from scatch a personalized bowl using clay, and we worked on psicomotor skills, social and creative abilities, helping children to see that everything has a process to get it done.

We had too a special visit from a local leader cardboard Company, that showed them how do they work, their core values and the diverse steps they follow to finish a product. They were very interested on the information and had a lot fun building their own cardboard box.

Finally but not less important, as an organization, this year we will give hugh step, as we started with a fundraiser campaign to build a new learning center that will have wider spaces and more capacity to attend more children and families.

Thank you once more for being part of every new beginnig, you are an important part of this amazing team and the growth we have had among this months. Let’s keep working together to bring out the best in us!

Dec 17, 2018

Hope & Growth, our last trimester.

We feel very honour you were part of it all over this year, we recognize that even in the distance one can always be active part of a positive change in the world. It was defenitely a challenging year and that means we are growing.

This last three months weren’t the exception: actions for the prevention of sex abuse, actions for the right to education, visit to international book fair and the closing celebration with children and their families are some of the most outstanding events in the institution.

In October, we focused on developing tools and concepts in children for the prevention of sex abuse with the help of an specialized organization in the topic. It was very important since they live in a context in which they could be vulnerable to multiple situations. With the consent of the families, now they have more habilities to be protected.

Meanwhile in the same month, we oficially opened a group of teenagers with the beneficiaries that are part of our programs but just started higschool this year. This action represents that the content they are learning now is adapted to their current stage of life, and that they’ll be having a special boost for new education opportunities, such as scholarships in recognized universities.

Later on in november, we were invited to paticipate in the International Bookfair that takes place every year in our town. We decide to take the youngest groups to live an amazing learning experience. Fun workshops, theater plays, and a interactive reading section were some of the things they enjoyed, contribuiting to their right to education and play.

Finally, we closed the year with our traditional Closing Celebration with children and their families. This time we gave it a twist by presenting in a creative way some of the important topics they learned during 2018. With 240 children we can say it was a great way to close this period.

Thank you once more for being part of the amazing team that motivate and inspire us to be better. On behalf of all who are on this side of the organization, we wish you Happy Holidays and a great 2019!

See you next year.

Sep 19, 2018

Summer is for growth ...and for fun

Summer activities at the museum for children
Summer activities at the museum for children

¡Time has passed by flying this summer and we have so many things to share with you!

As the summer begun children started school vacation for the next one and a half months, while this was happening all the teachers were on training to learn and consolidate new teaching strategies. We always look to improve every class and session.

But there´s was one program that outstand this season, we are talking about “My Rights”, responsible of promote, procure and protect children’s rights to identity, education, protection, and play.

As you may heard before, this 2018 the fifth generation started its process in our programs, and so far they been doing it great, but there were still some children that were not attending to school and some others didn’t have their birth certificate. And as these are two essential rights, we needed to speed out the process to make it happen, a process that requires determination.

After some weeks of hard work we finally achieved that four children get their birth certificate and other four were subscribed in the school system, it would not have been possible with the great support and disposition of the families.

And if this weren’t enough, we are happy to share that three children of the graduated generations are now part of a scholarship program that will support their college studies.

But it wouldn’t be summer without fun activities, so before our children started school again, we took them to one of the biggest parks in the metropolitan area and to a Museum for kids, making the most of their vacation and having a great time building new learning experiences.

Finally, in order to contribute to their right to education one of our partners gave to every child a new backpack with school supplies. For some families is hard to afford the material they will need along the course and it can determine whether they send them to school or not, fortunately now it’ll be easier for the kids to continue with their elementary studies.

All this happened in one trimester and were glad you are being part of this story thanks to your contribution. Let’s keep bringing out the best in us to make this world a better place for everyone.

Summer activities at the museum for children
Summer activities at the museum for children
Summer activities at the park
Summer activities at the park
 
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