May 10, 2021

Exercising the heart

The month of March marked a year since the nationa
The month of March marked a year since the nationa

The month of March marked a year since the national day of healthy distance was declared due to the COVID 19 pandemic, leaving more than 945,000 basic-level students without classes. At Crecemos DIJO we have been hand in hand with families to help them mitigate the adverse impacts that the pandemic has brought to their lives such as job losses, economic crisis and stress due to confinement. To date, many families have experienced COVID-19 infection and others have lost family members. Exposure to stress has also increased rates of domestic violence. Against this background, Crecemos DIJO has remained as a support for families, providing nutritious food, academic support and support for recreational activities, which has significantly reduced stress. Fortunately, in Oaxaca the epidemiological traffic light is yellow, which means that activities can be carried out with a healthy distance, so we have restarted the sports classes for soccer and basketball. Laughter and voices of children who come to practice sports can already be heard at the María de Guadalupe Community Center. On-site activities have been resumed with strict hygiene and safety protocols. Going back to school has allowed the children to reduce stress and exercise, as 7-year-old Ximena tells us:

“… I already wanted to go back to my soccer classes because I missed my friends, I really like to play, sweat, laugh, I already wanted to see my teacher. My mom works so we stay alone all day with my little brothers, and she bored me. Now I am happy because in my classes we do fun activities ... "


Crecemos-DIJO remains thanks to your generous help. Children need us today more than ever. Confinement is not experienced the same in all homes, each one has special circumstances and special needs. For children who live in adverse contexts, a soccer class, a nutritious food, a person who is interested in their life, can be the difference.

Soccer classes at Community Center
Soccer classes at Community Center
Soccer classes at Community Center
Soccer classes at Community Center
Educational activities
Educational activities
Feb 26, 2021

You are the hero of my dreams

Beneficiary family
Beneficiary family

For 3 years I joined my family at the María de Guadalupe Community Center. My daughter Cármen asked me to enroll her because her friends from her school told her that they were going to a place where they learned to play guitar, violin, and computers, and my daughter wanted to attend. When I applied for enrollment I was surprised that they also gave other courses such as early stimulation for my 2-year-old daughter Lulú, in addition to the children's dining room and nutritional monitoring, it was actually very complete, something that I could not give my daughters because we are a family humble with little income.
There is so much help we have received that I could not describe it in a few words. My daughter Lulú began to come to her early stimulation classes since she was a baby, that helped her a lot in her development, she learned to crawl, walk, she is a very intelligent and awake girl, she knows the vowels, the colors, she expresses herself very Well, people are surprised that she is very smart for her age and I tell them that it is because in Crecemos DIJO they have helped us, because I, as a mother, have also learned to improve the way I educate my daughters.
My daughter Cármen, is 12 years old, goes to the violin and to computers. As a mother, I feel very satisfied and proud that she knows how to play the violin, because they are very expensive classes that we could not afford and at Crecemos they are free. She, too, already has a lot of computer skills, and that will help her a lot when she goes to high school.
When she entered the dining room she had anemia, for many years she had anemia, the doctors thought it could be a serious illness, because they could not recover. In Crecemos DIJO they supported us with nutritious food, nutritional monitoring, and also so that my daughter could be checked by a pediatrician and made many clinical studies. It was a long and painful process for the family, but thanks to God and Crecemos SAID, my daughter is now well, recovered.
My dream as a mother is that my daughters improve, study, prepare academically, that I can see that they are good people, that they do not go through the same difficulties that we parents go through, I wish a life very different from ours. We grow up. SAID is helping me to fulfill that desire, I see my daughters very different from others, and it is because of everything they receive in this place.
Thank you to all who, with her help, drive our dreams, thank you for being our hero.
Mrs. Irma. Beneficiary of Crecemos DIJO

Visit at home
Visit at home
Practicing violin at home
Practicing violin at home
Jan 8, 2021

In times of crisis, we give hope

Music classes
Music classes

It has been 10 months since the National Healthy Distance Day was decreed in Mexico, whose objective was to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections through social confinement. The social, economic and educational crisis is exacerbated, due to the loss of jobs, loss of classes and the generalized stress in the face of uncertainty and fear about one's own health.

The families that participate in the different programs of Crecemos DIJO have suffered the loss of their jobs and their meager income, in addition to this, they have also been infected with the virus, which has caused other health expenses. The children, who continue without classes, live the stress of taking their classes online, because they do not have the technological means (computers and internet) to be able to carry it out successfully.

Faced with this situation, Crecemos DIJO has continued to provide nutritious food in a "take-home" mode; the nutritional status of the children has also been monitored through nutrition consultations. In the educational field, small school support groups and the computer center were opened so that children can carry out their schoolwork there. With the purpose of reducing stress and continuing with the children's learning, music classes have been given, an activity that has allowed children to have a moment of relaxation and distraction at the same time that they can stimulate various cognitive skills.

This time has been very difficult for everyone, however, there are families that are currently struggling to survive. Thanks to your help, Oaxacan families can have healthy food at home, children can have access to education and can smile again, because we not only provide services, we provide company, we give hope.

Online classes
Online classes
Face-to-face classes
Face-to-face classes
 
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