Oct 25, 2017

Breaking the cycles of violence and strengthening the approaches to do so

Having breakfast
Having breakfast

Our Commitment

JUCONI's efforts aim to ensure that each young person receiving care in our Youth House obtains independence, self-sufficiency, and a happy life away from violence. To achieve this, a great commitment to our own well-being is needed. Enforced with an accompaniment designed to heal the wounds that a life of deprivation, marginalization and abuse had left, JUCONI have worked for 28 years with an own educational-therapeutic approach that highlights the strengths of each beneficiary and develops their abilities to adapt adequately to the different circumstances of life, while empowering them in individual and citizen rights.

 

The earthquake that shook us

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, a 7.1 earthquake shook us strongly. The epicenter took place in Chiautla de Tapia; 87 miles away from Puebla city. The consequences of the event still live in different places of our country. Fortunately, in JUCONI none of our beneficiaries, or our facilities were affected, except for some cracks in the ceiling in the day center (JUCONI Center) that serves children, adolescents and their families that have already attended.

Because of the situation some of the planned activities had to be suspended, such as the engraving workshops in the Erasto Cortés space, a visit to the Amparo Museum and labor rights talks. The young people who live in the Youth House reacted very responsibly to the contingency and gradually, normality returned to the routine of the House. Throughout the time, they were accompanied by our educators to attend some episodes of nervousness caused by the earthquake. From that stage on we have been working together to reinforce our prevention protocols.

 

Sharing knowledge strengthens capacities

Our commitment to the empowerment of our beneficiaries is permanent and as part of the strengthening of our direct intervention program, as well as the knowledge-sharing work carried out by the JUCONI Institute, through courses and trainings, on 25, 26 and October 27 will be held in Puebla, the 4th JUCONI International Conference. It will bring together specialists working directly or indirectly with people affected by violence in Mexico and the world. Around 25 experts will address topics such as: family therapy, trauma, family reintegration, early childhood development, clinical psychology, art therapy, child protection systems, among others. The Conference represents a great opportunity to gather in a single space, some of those who work to achieve a peace culture.  In JUCONI we are very pleased to receive them in our house. On this occasion we are sponsored by: Mary Street Jenkins Foundation, UNHCR, FEMSA Foundation, Yakult, UNICEF, QUIERA Foundation, Family for Every Child and Hotel Colonial Puebla.

In our next delivery we will update you about the results of the Conference which, we are sure will be a pleasant and enriching experience for all the participants.

We invite you to visit the official website of the 4th JUCONI International Conference to know all about it.

 

We are approaching to our goal!

We are very happy to learn about our commitment to empowering young people has been successful. Likewise, we are pleased to know that, through our ongoing efforts in the fight against violence, we count on the trust and support of you as donors. Thanks to the contributions that benefit our project, we have now managed to raise a total of $ 32,699.00 USD. Through your generosity and support we get closer each time to our goal. Receive from the entire JUCONI team our most sincere gratefulness.

If you have any doubts, comments or just want to learn more about our Youth House, the work we do at the JUCONI Mexico Foundation and the different ways from which we fight violence, do not hesitate to contact us: asistenteproyectos@juconi.org.mx

 

Sincerely,

 

The JUCONI team

Working together
Working together
Developing social skills through sport games
Developing social skills through sport games
Let's have fun!
Let's have fun!

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Jul 31, 2017

Working together to build healthy environments free of violence.

The right of participation - Quintana Roo
The right of participation - Quintana Roo

We are pleased to share with you the latest news about our Youth House Program. The effort carried out by the 19 young men living in the house is materialized through a high variety of educational, recreational and sport activities, which shall help to heal the wounds of street life and violence these young men had suffered and achieve a successful independent life. The positive progresses in the youth are the result of close teamwork, in which you as donor play a fundamental role. Your valuable contributions make it possible to keep on working and support these young men!

In the last three months the 19 Youth House residents attended various workshops to strengthen their social, emotional and professional skills. They participated for instance in media management, engraving and art workshops which took place at the Amparo Museum and the Erasto Cortés Museum located in Puebla. Likewise, trainings in personal finances, Mexican labor law, leadership, food processing and nutrition were hold. Sport activities such as swimming and tenis lessons and soccer matches were also part of the life of the Youth House residents.

On July 20th, we organzied the annual JUCONI Youth Day in which around 50 boys and girls of the three JUCONI subprograms participated and enjoyed a day of coexistence and integration, through educational workshops, sport and recreational activities.

We focus on building healthy environments free of violence

Besides our direct work with vulnerable young population, JUCONI also puts high emphasis on contributing the recognition and fulfillment of the Rights of Children and Adolescents in Mexico and all around the world. JUCONI is a founding member of the Mexican network Alliance for Children and Family (AIFAM); is part of the National System for Comprehensive Protection of Children and Adolescents (SIPINNA) in Puebla; participates in the global alliance Family for Every Child, in the Network for the Rights of Children in Mexico (REDIM) and in the Network for Children and Adolescents in Puebla (RIA), as well as the organization played an active role in the promulgation of the federal law known as ´General Law of the Rights of Children and Adolescents´ enacted in 2015 and in four state laws (Guanajuato, Puebla, Veracruz and the Civil Code of Veracruz).

Moreover, we are very interested in our young people getting actively involved in the advocacy actions we carry out. At the beginning of July, two teenagers of the JUCONI Youth House, accompanied by our CEO, Isabel M. Crowley and two educators traveled to Cancun, Quintana Roo to participate in the First Dialogue in Mexico and Latin America between Judges of the Superior Court of Justice and children and adolescents, called "#SiYoFueraJuez to promote their rights an share their opinion with high judicial authority.

We keep on working!

The different scenarios in which we act and work help us strengthen our vision in preventing and eradicating violence inflicted upon children around the world.

However, our efforts cannot bear fruit without your support. Thanks to your generous donations we have been able to raise the amount of $ 31,874.00USD. With each contribution, the JUCONI team gets closer to break cycles of violence by positively affecting lives of young people and executing actions aimed to implement and promote the Rights of Children and Adolescents. Hence, we invite you to continue our journey together!

Thank you for your support, confidence and generosity.

Sincerely,
The JUCONI Team

Proud to be heard
Proud to be heard
Youth Day 2017
Youth Day 2017
Spending time together
Spending time together
Friends
Friends
Tenis lesson
Tenis lesson
May 9, 2017

JUCONIs interest in improving and sharing its successful educative-therapeutical methodology

Climbing Mountains
Climbing Mountains

Day to day, JUCONI keeps on working hard to provide 19 young men with extensive support and training to ensure their full social reintegration and leading an independent life free of violence. For many years now, our Youth House Program has been shown long-term success rates in helping these youths to develop emotional stability, social security and cognitive skills. Thanks to its personalized and integral approach, 80 % of the young men are able to express their problems, find practical solutions, show positive social conducts and strengthened labor skills when graduating from our Program.

To fully guarantee a long-term impact on the Program´s beneficiaries, we also put high emphasize on systematizing our methodology. By counting with efficient specialized material, our therapists and educators improve their knowledge in effective educative-therapeutical methods which at the same time enables us to maintain high quality service standards.

All these documentedexperiences and innovative theoriesderived from, inter alia, the Youth House Program we share with other professional organizations working with vulnerable youth who have suffered violence. Through the JUCONI Institute created in 2001, thus we offer consultancy and training to more than 600 individuals, 160 NGOs and government programs at national and international level, benefiting over 12,000 children and families worldwide.

As you can see, in JUCONI we always seek to improve the quality and impact of our care programs for children, young men and their families affected by violence and are highly interested in share these positive results as it can be a good support for other care programs helping for example young men finding their ways into a better life.

Be part of JUCONI´s journey in forming a world free of violence

Nevertheless, - as we are used to emphasize - this continuous progress and interest in professionalization are only possible thanks to your unlimited generosity, confidence and support giving us the opportunity to continue our work with these 19 pleasant and grateful young men.

So far, our project has raised $ 29,939 USD through your generous donations, Global Giving-driven funds, bonus prizes, matching money, corporate partnerships and marketing efforts and we are getting closer to our final goal of raising 40,000 USD. Hence, we are cordially inviting YOU once again to achieve this ambitious goal and help us forming a world free of violence.

If you are more curious about the Youth House and JUCONI´s work to eliminate family violence in Mexico (and the world!), please do not hesitate contacting us through our homepage!

Once again, thank you for all your support!

Sincerely,

The JUCONI team.

Friends
Friends
Tracking Tour
Tracking Tour
Group picture
Group picture
Training session JUCONI Institute
Training session JUCONI Institute

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