Jun 10, 2019

IT'S NEVER LATE TO LEARN

Mrs. Isabel in the computer class
Mrs. Isabel in the computer class

The intervention model of Crecemos DIJO focuses work with the family. For this reason, mothers are an essential resource because in our culture it is to them that the responsibility for the education and care of children is conferred.
We have learned that accompanying mothers to rediscover their great educational value is the first step we must take, for which we must restore their self-confidence, a security that will be manifested in more emotional relationships and stronger bonds with their children. .

In the month of February the computer course for mothers of families was opened, an activity that has been a success because of the interest and perseverance that the students have shown. The course was opened with the objective that mothers can acquire greater tools and skills to strengthen their educational role at home. A computer class has been able to change their lives as they themselves testify:

"The course changed my life. I did not know anything, nor how to turn on a computer. I feel very satisfied because even though I am a housewife, I give my time and I am happy the day that we have to talk, because I relax. See the faces of my classmates who are all housewives and moms. I am a very old-fashioned mom, I do not know how a phone works, and I said: I have to learn, even if my children do not need me to teach them, but I have to learn by myself, and get ahead so that new doors are opened for me . It is very nice to learn, before I considered myself ignorant, but I am progressing little by little. This has taught me not to feel useless, to feel for myself that I can, and I'm going to progress, that I will not stay where I am, to give my children an example that yes we can achieve everything we want if we strive "                                                                                       Mrs. Isabel


Growing DIJO not only changes the lives of children, but also that of their whole family through an accompaniment to discover their full potential and that they are made to be happy and have a full life even in an adverse context.

Mothers in computer classes
Mothers in computer classes
Mothers in computer classes and their teacher
Mothers in computer classes and their teacher
Mar 11, 2019

Together we built a better future for them

SOLEDAD AND HIS SON ALEXANDER IN NUTRITIONAL CONSU
SOLEDAD AND HIS SON ALEXANDER IN NUTRITIONAL CONSU

My name is Soledad Ballinas, I am 29 years old. My family goes to the María de Guadalupe center for 6 years, I have 5 children, Monserrat, Alma Rosa, Juan Gregorio, Alexander and Antonia. I dedicate myself to the home and I sell articles by catalog like shoes and kitchen articles, this to be able to defray the expenses of the house because the salary of my husband is not enough, he is a bricklayer's assistant, but they are temporary jobs. I arrived at the María de Guadalupe Center because some neighbors told me that in that place they offered help to families and especially in nutritious food. At first my children had a hard time eating what they were given because they were not used to eating vegetables or meat, in the house almost always gave them bread and coffee, but I did not want to give up and I knew it was a good for them to be there. Later I realized that not only was it a food support, but they offered many more supports that my children have taken advantage of, like school support classes for my children who go to elementary school, that has helped them improve their grades in school . Currently all are in soccer classes. As a mom, I'm surprised because they are given computers, reading workshops, English, now that Monsterrat is in high school, and it's a good thing that she has taken the workshops in the center because she does not have any difficulties. Montse knows how to use a computer and in the house we do not have, he learned it here. Alexander and Alma Rosa make beautiful drawings and it was thanks to the art workshops. If it were not for this center, my children would not know many things because I could not teach them or pay for classes so that they would be better. In the community there is no other place like that, a child who has all these benefits is because his family can pay for it, because quality education is only for children who have economic possibilities. I tell the families to take advantage of it. I expect great things from my children, when I first saw my daughter playing the violin, I could not believe it ... my daughter playing a violin! After this I think that my children may be able to achieve what they want, they can achieve their dreams. I can see a future in my children and I know that with the company of Crecemos we can achieve it.

Dec 10, 2018

With you we continue changing their lives

CHILD DINING ROOM
CHILD DINING ROOM

Cristopher is 8 years old, is the number 4 of 5 brothers. His mother is a housewife and his father is engaged in informal commerce. He lives in an extended or multigenerational family, that is, in the same dwelling several families live, in the
case of the family of Christopher live with his mother's family, therefore, he lives with his brothers and cousins. His family has been going to the Monte Albán Community Center for 13 years.

 

"...When I first came to the center, I thought about what they are going to give us, because to this colony for being poor, they come to give us things, but it is always in exchange for something, change a vote. That's why I could not believe that this was true, that someone would want to help us selflessly, and above all that he treat us with a lot of respect and affection...

                                                                                                                             Victoria, Madre de Cristopher

 

The family of Christopher lives in a climate of poverty, violence, addictions and delinquency, has relatives who are dedicated to stealing and consuming drugs. In this family, most children have problems with aggressive behavior and learning difficulties. Can you hope even in these circumstances?

Cristopher has presented chronic malnutrition in his first years of life, and since childhood his behavior has been an issue that worries teachers, showed antisocial and insecure behavior. In her growth she has accompanied her mother to strengthen her educational role and to look at the future she wants for her children, this is the reason why this family has persevered despite all the difficulties that are presented to them.

Currently he is in the third grade of primary school and like his siblings he is a child who takes advantage of all the opportunities that occur in the center.
His participation in the guitar workshop has been very outstanding since at his young age he can play the mandolin very well.
With this instrument he understands the melodies he listens to, he remembers order and sequence, if he gets to have difficulties with the movement of the pua he leans on some syllabic pronunciation. He manages to memorize and understand the reading of the solfeggio with speed, now he executes clearly, although he has only managed to play a melody with 100 bars continuously, his difficulty is singing, his passion: interpreting everything he hears.
Clearly, this work has had a visible impact on her learning, her mother says, her reading comprehension improved a lot, she now understands more clearly the instructions when answering an activity, her handwriting is now clear, as well as her speed, her grades are very good, he is responsible with his tasks, in addition music has been a factor of union with his brother Luis who also goes to the workshop, and they are accompanied in the learning. His nutritional status is currently optimal for his age.

"...My children have a lot of desire to get ahead, and I see them as professionals, I know that, if they are still here, they will achieve all their dreams, because besides giving us breakfast, classes, workshops, motivate them to keep going. I see opportunities in my children that I could never have given them, such as a violin, guitar, sports class, feeding them well, everything is very expensive, it is for rich children. I see them very different from children who do not go to the community center, they take advantage of their time while others are alone, and I think we are very lucky..."

                                                                                                                            Victoria, Madre de Cristopher

 

As well as Christopher 500 children and their families are currently supported with food, school support and prevention of social risks from the community centers of Crecemos DIJO.

CHILD DINING ROOM
CHILD DINING ROOM
CHILD DINING ROOM
CHILD DINING ROOM
LITTLE CHEFS
LITTLE CHEFS
LITTLE READERS
LITTLE READERS
NUTRITIONAL SURVEILLANCE
NUTRITIONAL SURVEILLANCE
 
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