Life skills in adolescents to face violence

by Fundacion Pro Ninos de la Calle,I.A.P.
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence
Life skills in adolescents to face violence

The current pandemic has become a fact of historical proportions, not only for Mexico, but for the whole world. One of its most serious impacts is the one it has on the lives of children and adolescents in conditions of vulnerability, and specifically on their access to and permanence in school, which can seriously affect their development and limit their opportunities in adult life. Our mission is to provide our beneficiaries with the necessary resources to access the educational services available in the “new normal". 

 

Our interventions will be based on supporting children and adolescents in their carrying out of school procedures and paperwork, as well as in their school tasks, through coaching sessions and distance learning support groups on the one hand—and through promoting in them the development of skills and competencies that enhance learning, school performance and personal development on the other. Financial support and materials necessary to carry out these activities will be provided, as well as training and technological equipment for distance education.

 

One of the main educational challenges that Mexico faces today is social-educational inequalities. The CONEVAL (National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy) has warned that half of the population does not have the conditions necessary to access education in quarantine and post-quarantine scenarios. And on the other hand, the unemployment generated by the quarantine has caused parents or guardians who participate in Pro Niños programs not to have the economic means to provide the necessary tools and materials for their children to continue with their school education. 

 

The main factors that hinder access to the right to education for the children and adolescents served by Pro Niños are: a distance learning situation; the absence of technological resources in their homes; and the lack of economic resources for school supplies, food or the creation of an adequate space in which to take classes. This has led us to double our interventions for education for the 2020-2021 school term. 

 

 

At Fundación Pro Niños we want to guarantee the right to education of children and adolescents in vulnerable conditions through creating opportunities for them to have a quality education; strengthening their cognitive, social and emotional skills; and providing them with educational support, school supplies, didactic material, computer training in computers and school platforms, remedial courses, and technological equipment.

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It is true that we continue with the quarantine, but we must not forget our work with people on the street. Currently the Foundation continues to have the accompaniment and of course providing food and items to protect itself from COVID-19. The pantries are delivered every 3 weeks and there is a role of guards carried out by the educational area. An educator delivers at the facilities and the Pro Niños driver delivers at homes. We appreciate the support of our donor friends and for their great solidarity Fundación Pro Niños. “During these times we face several challenges: the people who are on the streets have increased, as well as their needs. Adapting to this diversity of needs has allowed us to improve our processes and more effectively serve adolescent girls and boys and their families who are disadvantaged and socially vulnerable, to accompany them in the construction of roads that favor a life off the streets. The coordinated work both inside and outside the foundation made it possible to guarantee the free exercise of the rights of this population, for example: the right to identity, the right to play (which is one of the pillars of our work), the right to a decent life and health. The commitment and genuine interest of educators to face the vicissitudes that the Street shows us are the basis for being able to provide a warm and effective attention. During 2019, training on issues of violence and addictions allowed us to broaden our view of the phenomenon of street life and have more tools to improve our educational practices. We are grateful for trusting in our work and we invite you to join in this work that every day has great challenges for us. " Street Work Coordinator

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During this contingency of COVID-19 we have implemented several campaigns to protect children, adolescents and families who are on the street.

#YoTeCuido is a challenge that started on May 6 in order to obtain resources to provide pantries and hygiene items.

 

Thanks to donors and friends we have been able to bring pantries to the people who need our support the most.

 

Fundación Pro Niños continues to work with families and adolescents carrying out different recreational and emotional support activities.

The street work team has made visits to people who are on the street to explain the preventive measures of COVID-19, as well as to provide food, face masks and antibacterial gel.

 

We thank the people who have joined the different initiatives of the Pro Niños Foundation in order to protect and care for the most vulnerable people.

The result is very favorable, we thank the educators for their work in delivering pantries, face masks and antibacterial gel to children and families on the street.

 

Together we are a great team!

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Prevention

During the 25 years of work, we have seen how street life has been transformed for children and adolescents, which has led us to strengthen intervention strategies.

Therefore, we decided to take actions by carrying out prevention work together with parents, caregivers, teachers and other members of the community.

 In Pro Niños we work prevention from two axes:

• Comprehensive care for families with children at risk of living on the street, through the Family Assistance Program.

• Early detection of adolescents at risk of living on the street, through workshops for the development of life skills taught in public secondary schools, which, as an immediate impact, will prevent school dropout.

 

Through this program, we serve children and adolescents between the ages of 8 and 17 who are at risk of living on the street.

 

Results

Prevention

Family Assistance Program

We work in 4 municipalities of the CDMX and 4 Municipalities of Edo. Mex

143 people were treated

We had 207 assists to the school support group

104 cultural, sports and recreational activities were carried out

 

 

Preventive workshops in secondary schools

63 students participated in the "Life Skills Workshops"

23 sessions were held in secondary schools No. 16 Pedro Díaz and No. 270 Celestino Gorostiza.

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During the 26 years of work, we have seen how street life has transformed for children and adolescents, which has led us to strengthen intervention strategies.

 That is why we decided to take action measures in prevention work together with fathers, mothers, caregivers, teachers and other members of the community. In Pro Niños we work prevention from two axes:

 • Comprehensive care for families with children at risk of living on the street, through the Family Assistance Program. • The early detection of adolescents at risk of living on the streets, through workshops for the development of life skills taught in public high schools, as an immediate impact, will prevent dropping out of school.

 The objectives of this program are:

 • Encourage all family members to reflect, recognize and manage their emotions.

 • Develop positive parental skills in parents and other caregivers through parent workshops

 • Develop skills in girls, boys and adolescents that help them take care of inside and outside their family environment. Let's achieve better prevention mechanisms together to ensure that more young people have the necessary tools to have a decent life, executing their rights.

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Fundacion Pro Ninos de la Calle,I.A.P.

Location: Mexico - Mexico
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Project Leader:
Laura Alvarado
Mexico, Mexico
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