Aug 31, 2017

CLOSURE OF THE SCHOOL YEAR, LET'S GO FOR MORE!

Interactive Museum of Economics (MIDE)
Interactive Museum of Economics (MIDE)

"Social and Financial Entrepreneurship" born as an initiative of EDUCA to raise the educational level of students and promote skills such as: creativity, innovation, critical thinking, collaboration, trust and leadership in low-income children.

 Its of utmost importance to sow the entrepreneurial spirit in children of limited resources, since its through the development of social and entrepreneurial skills in terms of planning and administration of resources, that it can be achieved changes in the economic, social, educational and cultural reality of the most vulnerable communities.

 

SUMMARY:

  95% of the first and second grade primary school children were trained in Financial Education.

105 enterprises generated during the school year.

Through the courses provided by EDUCA, 905 parents training and raising awareness about the importance of Social and Financial Education.

2017 Entrepreneurs Fair with the participation of 6 schools, 272 children and the presentation of 33 enterprises.

 

 ACTIVITIES COMPLETE WITH CHILDREN:

1. Visit to the Interactive Museum of Economics (MIDE): In order to reinforce issues such as decision making, distinction of needs and desires, responsible consumption and resource management, 203 children visited the Interactive Museum of Economics, MIDE.

2. Family Savings Contest: In order to reinforce and replicate the good practices learned during the Social and Financial Education program, EDUCA organized a family savings contest of natural and financial resources. 83 families participated.

The Limón Duran family was the winner in the contest, they live in Chimalhuacán, State of Mexico. It is a family of 5 members whose father is a merchant.

They provided a description of the saving strategies that as family they implemented to achieve a significant reduction in energy consumption. Among the strategies they mention: turning off lights and lamps when they are not in use, turning off all electronic devices at night, turning on set TV times.

3. 256 children visited a bank. They made a tour in the facilities to know how a bank works as well as the financial products and saving instruments for children and adults.

4. Children saving:  The children made a magical piggy banks for individual and collective savings. The savings are linked to the group's financial or social entrepreneurship. To control this savings, the treasurer of the kids club is the one who has a general savings book in which records the children's contributions with dates and amounts. The amount of savings varies according to the goals of each enterprises, the frequency of savings is weekly and the contribution is on average $ 10.00 (MXP). The percentage of savings in the children participating in the Program is between 68% and 70%.

 5. Children financial or social entrepreneurship: Throughout the school year, all children develop problem-solving strategies that are presented at their school or in their community. In this way, in a group, they develop a enterprises that propose innovative and creative solutions.105 ventures were generated:

8% was community support

21% support your own school

7% support for other non-profit organizations

2% to the care of animals of the street

47% on environmental care issues

11% health issues

 

We have already started the new school year and EDUCA Foundation is ready to continue supporting more children.

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CLASS TIME WITH GIRLS
CLASS TIME WITH GIRLS
ENTERPRISE
ENTERPRISE
WORK BOOK
WORK BOOK
Jun 1, 2017

Great results weeks of the school year

teachers trainning
teachers trainning

HELP 650 AT-RISK CHILDREN IN MEXICO STAY IN SCHOOL

This EDUCA´s project seeks to promote in children skills such as: Creativity and innovation, Critical thinking and Collaboration.  Its of utmost importance to sow the entrepreneurial spirit in children of limited resources, since its through the development of social and entrepreneurial skills in terms of planning and administration of resources, that can be achieved changes in the economic, social, educational and cultural reality of their communities.

 At the beginning of the school year the teachers had training about the program, also EDUCA made a presentation of the workbooks, objectives and planning of the activities to be carried out during the school year.

During this school year EDUCA has been working with these 650 children teaching them the following formative axes of the program:

1. Self-knowledge

2. Identification of needs

3. Methodology for the design of enterprises

4. Methodology for the implementation of enterprises

5. Evaluation of enterprises

Each child has received 18 hours of training and a workshop on social and financial education.

At the end of the school year students carry out a project in a group or individual way. We encourage the continuity of 6 projects through the provision of economic support for necessary materials or inputs contemplated in the project planning.

In this first stage of follow-up to winning projects, each of the projects received the amount of $ 10,000.00 (Mexican pesos) that will be used to purchase materials and supplies to start the venture.

We present three examples of the ventures generated by students:

1. Generate healthy life strategies that allow to attack the problem of obesity in Mexico, through lifestyles that are framed within the context of sustainability, care for the environment and self-recognition, so that it can generate a Self empowerment and a social impact within their close community, avoiding long-term health problems.

 2. Promote the care, rescue and dissemination of endemic plant species of Chiapas, especially the chipilín, which is used as part of the community's gastronomy, by exploiting the species as raw material and its application in a financial undertaking that allows to transform the species into products of social benefit, safeguarding the species of the region and generating an attitude of respect and protection to the environment at all times.

3. Help to make people aware that they can adopt a dog and not buy one, this project will work with an association that is already dedicated to solving problems related to these defenseless animals.

 At the end of the school year we will know the results of the projects and the objectives of new projects generated in the following weeks.

Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship
Social and financial education social work books
Social and financial education social work books
workshop
workshop
Mar 25, 2015

We are starting this year 2015 up telling you our

With the support of all our donors, EDUCA managed to start this 2015 doing the following activities:

  • Financially each school gestión
  • Teaching how to do fundraising schools
  • Administrative counseling
  • Training programs for the Network's directors and teachers
  • Implementing programs raise the educational degree of the more than 14,000 children benefit we

We are benefiting:

  • 73 schools
  • 10 states of Mexico (Mexico City, State of Mexico, Morelos, Queretaro, Guanajuato, Aguascalientes, Michoacán, Jalisco, Nuevo León and Baja California Sur)
  • 14,176 students
  • 17.266 parents
  • 1,312 teachers

 

We start this year having this impact:

  • At the schools that form our Network, we have implemented 11 education innovation programs that elevate the quality of education
  • 100% of the schools in our network participate in one or more of our programs
  • In 2010, the optimum level of Institutionalism and Transparency indicators was reached according to CEMEFI and the results have been preserved
  • 5 Network Schools have consolidated as fully sustainable and highly replicable
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  • The percentage of school dropouts nationwide is 7.7% 1, EDUCA and the Network’s efforts have attained a 3% of school dropouts among our serviced  population 2
  • We currently benefit more than 56,600 individuals, including students, teachers, parents and community members.
  • We have work alliances with SAGARPA, La Universidad de California and PMI (Project Management Institute)

We are sure that with your help, we´ll incrmenete our impact!!!

Thanks !!!

 
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