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Supporting indigenous mentors to reach more girls

by Population Council
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Supporting indigenous mentors to reach more girls
Supporting indigenous mentors to reach more girls
Supporting indigenous mentors to reach more girls
Supporting indigenous mentors to reach more girls
Supporting indigenous mentors to reach more girls
Supporting indigenous mentors to reach more girls
Supporting indigenous mentors to reach more girls
Supporting indigenous mentors to reach more girls
Supporting indigenous mentors to reach more girls
Supporting indigenous mentors to reach more girls
Supporting indigenous mentors to reach more girls
Supporting indigenous mentors to reach more girls
Supporting indigenous mentors to reach more girls
Supporting indigenous mentors to reach more girls
Supporting indigenous mentors to reach more girls
Supporting indigenous mentors to reach more girls
Supporting indigenous mentors to reach more girls
Supporting indigenous mentors to reach more girls
Supporting indigenous mentors to reach more girls
Visitando la Casa Productiva
Visitando la Casa Productiva

La Casa Productiva es un espacio para que las niñas puedan aprender, crecer y crear. Este espacio se sostiene gracias a la producción de huevos de gallinas libres, y al cultivo de 8 tipos diferentes de plantas tradicionales. Las mentoras de Na'leb'ak, que manejan la Casa Productiva, llegado tan lejos que incluso lograron atrapar la atención de la Defensoría de la Mujer Indígena -DEMI-, la única institución del gobierno de Guatemala para las mujeres indígenas en el país. La defensora, junto a la delegada de Alta Verapaz, visitaron este magnífico proyecto hace unas semanas. Ellas mostraron admiradas por el trabajo que se hace en la Casa Productiva y mostraron su interés en mantener el contacto para invitar a las mentoras a diferentes reuniones, encuentros de aprendizaje y proyectos a futuro. Las oportunidades para las mentoras siguen creciendo y esto solo puede ser a causa de su increíble esfuerzo, tiempo, compromiso e ideas. 

Na'leb'ak demuestra que la inversión en en grupos de mujeres autónomas tiene la capacidad para ayudar a impulsar el cambio para las niñas y adolescentes en sus comunidades; una iniciativa económica de mujeres que funciona bien, fomenta la independencia económica y el empoderamiento de las nuevas generaciones. A través del tiempo el objetivo de Na'leb'ak sigue siendo el mismo: contribuir al país, acercarse a niñas y adolescentes, y equiparlas con habilidades para llevar una vida saludable. 

Porque la independencia económica no es el fin sino un medio para alcanzar a más niñas - dice Karla, una de las mentoras

Te agradecemos de todo corazón si puedes ayudarnos con donar o compartir esta increíble labor para que más personas la conozcan y lleguemos cada vez más lejos. Gracias por leernos y estar al pendiente de nosotros, esperamos usted y su familia se encuentren muy bien. 

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The Casa Productiva is a space for girls to learn, grow and create. This space is sustained through to the production of free chicken eggs, and the cultivation of 8 different types of traditional plants. The Na'leb'ak mentors, who run the Casa Productiva, went so far that they even managed to catch the attention of the Office of the Ombudsman for Indigenous Women -DEMI-, the only Guatemalan governmental institution for indigenous women in the country. Their representative, together with the Alta Verapaz delegate, visited this project a few weeks ago. They expressed their admiration for the work that is done in the Casa and showed their interest in maintaining contact to invite the mentors to different meetings, learning encounters and future projects. The opportunities for mentors continue to grow and this can only be because of their incredible effort, time, commitment and ideas.

Na'leb'ak demonstrates that investing in autonomous women's groups has the capacity to help drive change for girls and adolescents in their communities; A well-functioning women's economic initiative fosters economic independence and the empowerment of new generations. Over time Na'leb'ak's goal has remained the same: to contribute to the country, to reach out to girls and adolescents, and to equip them with skills to lead healthy lives.

Because economic independence is not the end but a means to reach more girls - says Karla, one of the mentors

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and invite you to help Karla and her colleagues by donating or sharing this incredible work so that more people get to know it and it goes further and further. Thanks for reading and staying with us, we hope you and your family are very well.

DEMI visitando
DEMI visitando

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Webinar Adaptations in Crisis
Webinar Adaptations in Crisis

Dear donor,

We hope that this message finds you well and successfully navigating this “new normal” and staying safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.

In the last report we talked about our key informants on the Covid-19 pandemic; our team obtained information from people living in rural areas to know the best way to support the most vulnerable. We attached a summary of the findings and now we want to share with you a webinar where Ángel del Valle, country director of Population Council (PC) Guatemala, participated. The webinar was titled “Adaptations in Crisis: Stress Testing our Intentional Design Model for Girls’ Programs”, in which a briefly reviewed theory of change of how emergencies are mediated through girls was exposed. Reports from Guatemala, Lebanon, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, and Mozambique highlighted how to positively engage girls, their families, and communities in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Find the webinar in this link: https://vimeo.com/413392357/b94cebf03b

Two other little but important updates:

  1. We are developing a radio adaptation of the AO program.
  2. We are in close contact with mentors to increase their knowledge around the Covid-19 outbreak and how to access the government’s economic relief programs.

If it is possible, we request you to help us with your donation so we can continue and sustain our efforts. We believe now more than ever that girls and mentors need to feel safe and supported. 

Thank you for all that you have done for the Council's work, and we look forward to continuing engaging with you.

Best regards,

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Hola,

Sabemos que la pandemia del coronavirus esta afectandonos a todos de una u otra manera. Esperamos que ustedes y sus familias se encuentren bien. 

También sabemos que obtener información certera de las condiciones que viven las personas en áreas rurales del país suele ser difícil. Por eso, y buscando la mejor forma de apoyar a los más vulnerables conforme a sus necesidades hemos realizado un estudio con 144 informantes claves de 10 municipalidades indigenas. 

Puede encontrar el resumen de los resultados adjuntos, continuaremos contándole cómo estamos avanzando en la adaptación del programa Abriendo Oportunidades a una versión de radio que nos permita alcanzar y seguir cerca de las niñas de Uspantán.

Si esta en sus posibilidades, le pedimos que nos ayude con su donación para que podamos continuar y aumentar nuestros esfuerzos. Puede considerar una donación mensual recurrente para participar continuamente en nuestro trabajo.

Gracias por todo lo que ha hecho por el trabajo del Population Council.

Saludos

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Hi,

We know that the coronavirus pandemic is affecting all of us in one way or another. We hope that you and your families are well.

We also know that obtaining accurate information on conditions of the people living in the rural areas of the country is difficult. Therefore, in order to find the best way to support the most vulnerable according to their needs, we carried out a study with 144 key informants from 10 indigenous municipalities.

You can find the summary of the results attached, we will continue to tell you how we are progressing in adapting the Abriendo Oportunidades program to a radio version that allows us to reach and stay close to the girls of Uspantán.

If it is possible, we request you to help us with your donation so we can continue and sustain our efforts.

You can consider a recurring monthly donation to be continuously engaged with our work.

Thank you for all that you have done for Population Council's work, and we look forward for your continued engagement.

Best Regards.

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AO Girl
AO Girl

Now more than ever we are working to make a difference, now more than ever we are keeping our promise to support Mayan girls and adolescents to reach their life plan. Even though we can’t provide girls clubs in safe spaces for the girls, due to the social distancing measures needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are making sure to remotely be as close as we can. We are providing them information they can trust and contacts they can reach for help if they need to. 

Mentors in the communities are actively helping us to asses the situation and to keep in touch with girls involved in the program to be as pertinent in our response as we possibly can. As Abriendo Oportunidades, we are establishing alliances at a national and regional level to assure our efforts reach the most vulnerable communities. We are currently working on a radio adaptation of the program and will find ways to keep the mentors engaged.

We are looking at four rough months ahead, in terms of lockdowns and collapse of an already weakened public health system. Now more than ever, we appreciate your help to continue helping those who needs it the most. Thank you for sticking with us.

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Ahora más que nunca estamos trabajando para hacer la diferencia, ahora mas que nunca estamos manteniendo nuestra promesa para apoyar a niñas y adolescentes indígenas a alcanzar sus planes de vida. A pesar de que no podemos proveerles de espacios seguros, debido al distanciamiento social necesario para prevenir el contagio de COVID-19, estamos asegurándonos de estar lo más cerca posible de manera remota. Estamos proveyendo información en la cual pueden confiar y contactos a los cuales pueden acudir si necesitan ayuda.  

Las mentoras estan ayudándonos activamente a atender la situación y mantenernos en contacto con las niñas involucradas en el programa para que nuestras respuestas sean lo más pertinentes posibles. Como Abriendo Oportunidades, estamos estableciendo alianzas a nivel nacional y regional para asegurar que nuestros esfuerzos alcancen a las comunidades más vulnerables. Actualmente, estamos trabajando  en una adaptación del programa para poder pasarlo en la radio y mantener a las mentoras involucradas.

Estamos pronosticando cuatro meses difíciles, en términos de aislamiento y colapso de sistemas de salud. Ahora más que nunca, apreciamos su ayuda para continuar ayudando a quienes lo necesitan más. Gracias por siempre mantenerse con nosotros. 

 

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Kwa and Redmi, all together
Kwa and Redmi, all together

Hello dear donors!

In the last report we told you about the new alliance between K’wa and REDMI Aq’ab’al. We are glad to tell you it has been working amazingly. The team is all wrapped up! They have already recruited a project administrator, an accountant, mentors, and tutors for the implementation of Abriendo Oportunidades® in the communities of Alta Verapaz and Quiche. Now that the team is complete, both parts have signed a contract to demonstrate that they are committed to the success of this project.

Each organization has different roles in this alliance. K’wa is monitoring the progress and helping with funds, which complement your donations to make all this possible. On the other hand, REDMI oversees all the project implementation. They started visiting communities in the last months and talked with community leaders to establish an alliance in which they help to provide safe spaces and support the project. Results have been promising on the communities, they have shown interest in the project and want to help in the implementation process.

All results have been as good as expected and we hope they continue to be this way. We have seen the potential of Abriendo Oportunidades® to ensure the wellbeing of girls and adolescents in rural communities and we sure want to expand these opportunities around the country. So, many thanks for growing with us, we are changing Guatemalan girls lives and you are part of it. Hope this makes you smile and feel good.

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Celebrating the alliance
Celebrating the alliance
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Angel del Valle
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