Nov 19, 2019

From project to program!

Celebrating Day of the Dead
Celebrating Day of the Dead

Since the latest project report was sent out a lot have happened, and we are very excited to tell you about it! 

 

As usual, our passionate educators and psychologists have supported, attended and listened to Saul, Maria and Alfonso and the other kids who are working on Guadalajara’s bustling streets in the city centre. They’ve been helping them with their homework, helped them increase their cognitive abilities and detecting emotional or mental obstacles that impede them in their personal and the educational growth towards a more dignified future, and assure that their rights are met.   

 

Besides, carrying out the daily work satisfactory, our team have been working hard on upscaling the “Street Project” to a “Street Program” and in that way meet several of the boys and girls needs. To be more specific, this has resulted in: 

  • a broader presence: we now attend 107 children, compared to three months ago where we attended 80
  • each kid receive more companionship: instead of having plenty of meeting point, and smaller groups meeting twice a week with each, we now have four big groups which we attend 2-4 times a week each
  • each kid receive a filling meal after help with homework and educational activities 

 

All of this progress, upscaling of attention and care for these 107 children had not been able without your help! So, to end this report, there is only one thing to say; 

 

Thank you for joining this cause and for planting a seed of hope in one and each of these kids! 

 

It's time to eat lunch, mmmmm..
It's time to eat lunch, mmmmm..
Enjoy educational and formative activities :-)
Enjoy educational and formative activities :-)
Even the smallest are achieving new skills!
Even the smallest are achieving new skills!
Aug 19, 2019

I have learned that I have rights!

3, 2, 1... GO! It is time for numeracy training!
3, 2, 1... GO! It is time for numeracy training!

When we asked Ivan if he liked the classes he receives 2-3 times a week, he replied “yes!” So, we asked him “why?” to which he replied that he liked them because we taught him stuff that he usually does not learn while working on the streets: 

“I have learned the vocals: a, e, i, o, u...

Besides, I have learned to write my name. Before I only knew that it started with “I”…

I have also learned that I have rights.

The right I like the most is the right to education, because I enjoy studying.”

 

 

Thanks to you andyour help, we have been able to continue our work inthe hostile streets of Guadalajara.

In June and July in total 34 enthusiastic, energetic and smart children have received 34 hours of classes. During these classes, our three dedicated educators have mainly been focusing on literacy and numeracy training, but they also take their time to ensure that the boys and girls:

  • Receive help with their homework
  • Have space with time for educational and fiscal activities, so they can release some of all their pent-up energy, to concentrate better
  • Improve their health attention, primarily working on better hand hygiene and explaining “why” it´s important to sanitize their hands

 

Besides educational attention, we have conducted psycho-pedagogical counselling and evaluations of the boys and girls we work with (when we find it needed), to meet their needs and attend them better individually, and help them in their educational and personal development.

In June and July, 20 children and one mom received a total of 52 sessions, where the children have been working and acknowledging themes such as:

  • Temper and emotional strengthening, to decrease the “exploding” in frustration 
  • Self-recognition, by identifying emotions, such as happiness, anger, calmness, sadness, fear etc.  

 

Furthermore, six extern counselling with a specialist were conducted, to detect cases of mental disabilities such as autism.    

 

To wrap up: Thank you! Without you, this progress had not been possible.

 

There is no such thing as little help; all help helps.

Remember to see the colors in the dark moments.
Remember to see the colors in the dark moments.
Learning what is healthy and what is not.
Learning what is healthy and what is not.
Physical activities during classes are popular :-)
Physical activities during classes are popular :-)
Expressing what they think about our classes!
Expressing what they think about our classes!
We are grateful and blown away by all your help!
We are grateful and blown away by all your help!
 
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