Jan 26, 2021

EDUCA during the pandemic. Together we can!

classes during the pandemic
classes during the pandemic

Problems at Fundación EDUCA due to the pandemic

70% of the parents reported that they had been fired or had their salary cut, which affected the family economy. A high percentage of these parents work as taxi drivers, waiters, general employees, in informal commerce or with family businesses that have been severely affected. Many others have become vulnerable populations because they have not been able to stop going to work.

The cases of infections in principals and teachers increase, some hospitalized or deceased.

The EDUCA NETWORK schools have worked online since the beginning of the school year. The most used tools to teach classes have been: WhatsApp (73%), Zoom (58%), Google Classroom (35%), Email (46%), Facebook (17%), Skype (17%) and Others ( 27%).

“Others” refer to the measures that have had due to the lack of technology in the homes of teachers and students, thus resorting to telephone calls, face-to-face support and delivery of materials so that they can work at home.

In some schools outside of Mexico City, from September to November they hat face-to-face classes with the following hygiene and safety measures.

The 10 institutions that offer a Home or Boarding Home service keep within the facilities only girls, boys and young people who do not have the possibility of being at home with their families.
Others have opened so that teachers can teach with the school's internet, since they do not have this service at home.

Two of the additional services to the school affected have been school canteens and health care (general medicine, dental office, psychological and rehabilitation care). Only some schools have managed to deliver hot food or pantries to parents.

EDUCA schools live on 100% donations. Today, due to the COVID 19 crisis, incomes have been affected between 30% and 50% and despite this, we have not dropped any student. Therefore, we need your help more than ever.

Decrease in the beneficiary population
Although no student has been dropped on account of the schools, the population benefited has decreased by 20% for several reasons:
- Lack of equipment and internet.
- Parents do not consider that distance learning is worth paying for.
- Parents with layoffs or decreased income and who cannot pay the recovery fee.
- Death of relatives or illnesses.
Main needs in schools:
- Cover the staff payroll.
- Deliver pantries.
- Deliver computers or tablets.
- Provide financial support for school personnel who have been infected.
- Apply COVID-19 tests to all staff.
- Delivery of disinfectant products.
- Define a strategic reopening and return to school plan.
- Psychological Support.
- Training of teachers in the use of technology, mediation, socio-emotional education and distance education.
- Conduct classes according to the conditions of the students (with and without connectivity).
- Adapt educational planning and evaluations to the needs and current conditions of students
- Maintain continuous communication with parents

classes during the pandemic
classes during the pandemic
classes during the pandemic
classes during the pandemic
Jan 25, 2021

Entrepreneurship: 1 semester of the school year

Program Book
Program Book

This 2020-2021 school year, we are working in 20 schools directly benefiting 114 teachers, 3,076 children and youth. Indirectly impacted 4,614 parents.

Activities carried out to close the year 2020 and welcome the last months of the school year:

Activity 1: Training of teachers in Socio-Emotional Education and Financial Education.
The initial training of the school year took place on October 24, 2020. It was carried out virtually, during the session, the expected learning and products that the students are expected to develop in this first project were reviewed.

Activity 2: Printing and distribution of guides for teachers and students.
Execution: Both teachers and students have a work guide, which will allow them to acquire knowledge and develop the expected learning.

Activity 3: Online courses for teachers in Socio-Emotional Education, Financial Education, Education for Sustainable Development and Entrepreneurship
Execution: The educational offer of the program includes 5 online courses, aimed at teachers and students.

Activity 4: Weekly classes throughout the school year with a duration of 60 minutes each.
Execution: The program is worked one hour a week.

online course
online course
Sep 29, 2020

How do we close the school year in July?

This program seeks that the girls, boys and young people of the EDUCA RED become agents of change through the strengthening of individual identity and the responsible exercise of their economic and social rights, improving their quality of life.


  • 6 states of the country
  • 16 schools
  • 124 teachers
  • 3,371 students
  • 5,057 parents

- 35 hours of class were taught per school.
- 1,581 books delivered from 1st to 4th grade and 1,790 guides
for students delivered from 5th grade from elementary to high school.
- 124 teachers and coordinators trained: 8 hours of initial face-to-face training and 135 hours of counseling and monitoring in 2 follow-up visits to each school.
- The program coordinator attended the Aflatoun International Training held in Quito, Ecuador, lasting 40 hours, on the Aflateen + Tools for Life and Financial Education curriculum, which offers a gender and sexuality approach, with a reproductive health and rights component.
- EDUCA participated as a panelist in the Aflatoun International Conference held in Amsterdam, sharing the experience of implementing the program, particularly the scope of the Entrepreneurship that young people carry out, as a success story in the Region of the Americas.
- To celebrate Aflatoun Day 2019, students of Boys and Girls de la Sierra, I.A.P., and the Instituto de Educación Integral, I.A.P. San Juan Pablo II Plantel Jurica, communicated via Skype with children and youth from Children International Ecuador, and schools in Colombia and El Salvador.
- 105 boys and girls, and 12 teachers from 3 schools visited the Visit to the Interactive Museum of Economics (MIDE).
- We update and redesign the materials for teachers and students. 4 new materials were generated: Student guides, Teacher guides (by grade level), Catalog of teaching strategies and Generic guide.

In an evaluation carried out as a pre and post test of students' learning:

  • 90% know that self-esteem is the ability to love, respect and take care of oneself.
  • 90% know that a quality is a characteristic that differentiates you from others.
  • 80% know that talent is the ability you have to do something with ease.
  • 80% know that human rights are the rights of all, regardless of age, religion, sex.
  • 60% know that the culture of peace are values, attitudes and behaviors that reject violence and prevent conflicts.
  • 90% know how to take into account the needs of others as if they were their own.
  • 90% know that solidarity is when the needs of others are taken as their own.
  • 70% talk and participate with their families in the expenses of the house, let them comment on money issues and explain to them when they cannot buy them something.
  • 80% know that saving is separating a part of the money and saving it.
  • 90% save in piggy bank.
  • 50% keep track of their savings.
  • 70% indicate that their medium-term goal is to finish their studies.
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