Oct 23, 2020

Club Online and food baskets for our families!

Our Club team hopes that you and your families are well and safe in these specially challenging times. 
 
We are so excited to inform you that our Club Online has become more professional each day. Since June, when we started the Online Club, the kids have doubled in numbers and the teachers have gotten better at planning and implementing activities online. We are not only trying to keep our kids busy, help them in their homeschooling process, but also keep them company and help them with any psychological needs they may have during these uncertain times. 
 
Additional to all the regular activities, on August 11th we started working on the pilot program of iWrite, a beautiful project that helps boys and girls build confidence and creativity through writing in English. It is designed for kids from 3 to 12 years. In this first stage we have fourteen highly motivated kids participating. 
 
Together with Cats With A Heart we have developed a promising alliance by producing t-shirts that will be sold and will benefit both organizations. We designed a drawing competition with three aged-based categories. So far, we have two winners, and in the following weeks the last winner will be chosen. These winning designs will be transferred on the t-shirts to be sold. Our Club Kids are so excited about this competition and so far we have had a great response from our Club and Donor community when it comes to the voting process online. 
 
Also, thanks to all of you, since August we have been able to provide our families with food baskets on a biweekly basis, with all necessary sanitary measures. This activity has given us the opportunity to keep in touch with more families each time, to get to know how they are dealing with the situation, and to know more about our Club kids who are mostly locked up at home.  
 
Finally, our operational team has been able to take advantage of these COVID times and have been participating in diverse webinars and workshops about emotional intelligence, human rights, self-care, and other important topics that are relevant now and that the kids will find useful once we are back.  
 
Especially in times like these we would like to thank you for your ongoing support! 
Looking forward to reporting back to you very soon. 
 
Stay safe and healthy! 
Jun 26, 2020

Covid-19 times in the Club!

We in the Club hope that you and your families are safe in these especially challenging times.

The last week of March, the Club de Niños y Niñas de Tecamac & Ecatepec had to close its doors in order to keep our Kids safe from the Corona Virus. However, this doesn’t mean we have stopped working, on the contrary our whole team has been making great efforts in order to keep in touch with the Boys and Girls, their families and the community in general.

Teachers have made sure that no Kid is alone during this time, and through messages, calls, challenges and activities via social media, they have been in touch. These calls have also helped staff members  to keep themselves informed as to what the families are going through and to generate alliances in order to help them; so far telephonic psychological accompaniment and helping families receive basic food parcels have been the main contributions of the Club’s team members.

In response to the needs derived from the contingency, we have built a campaign to produce and sell re-usable face masks. 5 Women from the community, most of whom have lost their jobs due to the pandemia, are producing the masks. This not only helps them generate an income for their families but also helps them in feeling useful in these difficult times. For every 10 masks sold we donate 5 masks to the vulnerable members of our community. The earnings through selling the face masks will help us to secure some of the Club’s operational costs.

In the last couple of months, we have had the chance to work on our long awaited kitchen. This beautiful space will soon be filled by our Kids learning all about healthy lifestyle and cooking themselves. A full-time cook from the community will also be able to produce a warm daily meal for our Kids with the help of volunteer moms giving back to their Club.

The last couple of weeks have been especially exciting and groundbreaking for us, as we have started to formally operate our Online Club. This is an online space where we are able to reach our Kids in their homes and keep them occupied and learning with all the online activities on offer such as ¨Reading to dream, ¨Martial Arts, ¨Dancing to love yourself¨, ¨Psychology Capsule¨, ¨Design and Imagine¨ and ¨Emotional Intelligence¨. Mondays to Fridays, from 4-6pm our kids can attend any of these Zoom meetings with their teachers and friends. 

Our hope for the near future is to continue developing the Online Club and making Internet and a digital device available to every single Club Kid.

Especially in times like these we would especially like to thank you for your support!

Looking forward to reporting back to you very soon.

Stay safe and healthy!

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Feb 27, 2020

1st Club de Ninos y Ninas Edomex Anniversary!

 

 

During February at the Club de Niños y Niñas de Tecamac & Ecatepec, we had the visit of the company Hoghart Mexico in which they did a corporate volunteering through a session of one hour of storytelling with the 6 to 8 years old children. Before this activity the social corporate responsibility area collected books with the company collaborators on different topics focused on primary school. The total of books collected were 200.

We also grew our team for the 2020 operation! 5 new people join the Club de Nios y Niñas Tecamac & Ecatepec team, this will give us the huge opportunity of serve and impact more children by opening doors to great futures and helping them become the leaders of tomorrow. Right now, we are attending 250 kids each day.

Last February 14th we celebrated our first anniversary of the Tecamac & Ecatepec Club, our kids made an incredible presentation of each program. It was a great honor for our team to watch de evolution of our community and celebrate with them the accomplishments we had in one year. We share a huge and delicious 1ft anniversary cake!

Our new members went through a couple of “test weeks”, in which they experienced the different workshop of the 5 BGC intervention programs that we work with. The main idea is that they can choose up to six of the workshops that they liked the most in order to develop their skills based on their own preferences and their capacity of making their own decisions.

Finally, the entire operational team was trained for four days in  “Pedagogy of Emergency” modules, in order to achieve a better intervention with children that have been trough traumatic and extreme violence situations and how to give them a better and quality attention.

 

Thank you so much for all your support!

 
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