Art in ConNosotros
We are very happy to share with you that the teachers and students of the Con Nosotros Educational Center held a Photography and Composition Workshop where together they contributed ideas to obtain photographs that were eligible materials in the call that called for participation.
These photographs had a special place in the Photography Exhibition Así es el Agua organized by the Mexican Institute of Water Technology. The students had fun making materials, while exercising their imagination and creativity. The families admired surprised by the result that the teachers promoted in this workshop. And in the end, we all enjoyed the exhibition. The students received special recognition.
As an opportunity for our students, the presentation of the play The Little Prince was managed, performed by professionals dedicated to specific audiences. Students of the school, small family members and invited friends, participated in the function that took place in the school facilities. A great moment of conviviality.
It is important to emphasize that the academic programs of the adapted curriculum of the so-called Special Education show their effectiveness. Our school is recognized by the Institute of Basic Education of Morelos and the teachers integrate playful activities during this crucial period for learning in childhood. Students progress in math, literacy, and fine motor skills. And of course they continue with the routines of Conducted Education.
Graduates go to inclusive schools
A student of the Con Nosotros Educational Center who attended our center until third grade of primary school had to face the fact that her family moved to the State of Michoacán. Her parents were determined to open a formative path for her, so they managed to enter the XXI century pedagogical center in Ciudad Hidalgo, Michoacán.
The progress made by our student will allow her to find spaces for development. In our country it is a pending task that all schools are inclusive. For now, the happiness of our student will continue to drive us to build the future of childhood in Con Nosotros
Follow-up with families
We carry out an initial assessment of each student who enters, in order to design the best planning of activities for the development of the student. And as a follow-up, we carry out a mid-term evaluation and a final evaluation, after months of follow-up with families, visiting students at home, meeting intermittently at school.
Here are some of the testimonials from families at their follow-up home visit in January
"Thank you so much teachers, for taking more of your time for our children"
"Yes, we loved having them at home thanks for your time and effort, my son Matías returned from kindergarten looking for them"
"Thank you teachers, very good job, very useful all the information, thank you very much."
A University Program on Conductive Education
In search of the academic training of more professionals of Conductive Education, we are preparing with the authorities of the Autonomous University of the State of Morelos a postgraduate program for Conducted Education. In our country, only 5% of the population with cerebral palsy receives some type of care. Specialists in the material are urgently needed and what better than in the area of Conductive Education.
Thank you for thinking differently, for thinking Con Nosotros
The families of Con Nosotros students are an invaluable example of the value of collective work. When news of a donation by Scouts in the U.S. broke, mothers felt they could use a small portion of that donation to create a seed fund with projects that would attract more donations. . Considering that the school is located in a mango orchard, it was proposed to hold a workshop of jams of the fruit of the garden, package the jam and sell it. And so it happened: with an investment, It was possible to raise up to 200% profit. And most importantly the union and joyful coexistence between mothers, primary caregivers of our students.
On the other hand, the students were closing the school year by making the last academic evaluations, they managed to invest time of coexistence by carrying out together with their teachers, a group walk to celebrate the day of the student in the Ollivander Cafeteria, magical world of Harry Potter. In these outings, bonds of friendship are built for life.
The day of the end of courses arrives. Graduating students from secondary level, primary and one preschool student completed their education cycles to follow the new challenge. It will always be a nostalgic moment since now it is time to say goodbye to a student who finished secondary education. See you soon dear student.
Start of the school year and during the planning of activities for the 2022-2023 school year, the academic team decided to encourage the outings of the students to carry them out monthly, noticing that the enthusiasm and encouragement of the children, turns in favor, when they have experiences in common with their school group. In September, students visited Chapultepec Ecological Park. All are activities that improve the mood and with it the conditions to continue with their development and growth.
And it is also worth contributing to the knowledge we have about nature, with awareness and self-care. Civil Protection has instructed all schools to conduct drills, planned and with assigned roles in case an earthquake strikes the earth again. Oh surprise, after the drill he trembled again and the students took it with great civility and order.
As a result of the campaign to volunteer in Con Nosotros, a volunteer psychologist has been conducting psychometric tests on students, in order to reinforce their records and that the academic team develops the best programs,both in conducted education and in cognitive activities aimed at learning and strengthening psychosocial skills. Many thanks to this brave volunteer who with dedication and effort supports us in our work.
University students fron La Salle University, participate in our school doing professional internships. A novel proposal was to include pets trained to accompany people with disabilities. A great day with the most resilient pets.
And as every year, Con Nosotros is present on World Cerebral Palsy Day, October 6. This time on social networks. And what better to be present with smiles, beautiful smiles of the students, that by having the Support Network in Con Nosotros, they live happily, in constant learning and growth.
Thank you for thinking differently, for thinking Con Nosotros!
During the second school semester, the work of our students shows the most significant progress. Academic adapted curriculum programs show their effectiveness and teachers give their best in this crucial period for learning. Students progress in math, reading and writing, fine motor skills. And of course they continue with the routines of Conducted Education.
Ekiwah Adler, a former student of the school, writer and cultural manager, offered the students and alumni of the school between 15 and 35 years old a poetry and janzu workshop called Creative Fire. The workshop was held free of charge on the school premises. The topics they worked on were sexuality and disability. It was very exciting to see Ekiwah and his team of collaborators work on the issues of emotional personal development for the stages of life when autonomy and sexuality become crucial in life with disabilities.
We also reorganized the students' outings to strengthen social skills: the celebration of the day of the child held on April 30, when they visited a shopping plaza with games and ate hamburgers together. The walk among the teenage students was also a great experience because they managed their own money and rehearsed their skills to manage their expenses.
In terms of linkage, we participate in the Social Development Council of the Municipality of Jiutepec in the field of Education and we participate in the Kilometer of reading. The school made the donation of books for the schools in Jiutepec. We have publications about Conducted Education and cerebral palsy. Thus, our participation in this event allows us to disseminate more about the subject and ensure that the care of children with CP can have better care.
With the same intention of improving the social conditions in which education and care is granted to people with cerebral palsy, the families delivered to the Governor of Morelos a letter so that the Rehabilitation and Special Education Center of the State of Morelos, included Conducted Education. It is necessary to attend to the more than five thousand children with cerebral palsy in our state of Morelos.
We celebrated mothers, teachers and fathers in a special way during May and June. The moms had a surprise Zumba class and a special breakfast where their children cooked on May 10. The teachers received gifts from their students and a lunch prepared by the boys' mothers. Teachers and students worked to send parents a Luch of love, as it was difficult for them to attend school. Recognizing the work of family accompaniment and the role of our teachers is very important for our School.
Taking into account that we need to strengthen the management of resources for the operation and growth of the School, families participate committedly in it. A family donated a tableware and a set of refractory molds to make a raffle. Teachers and family members participated.
We now share with you a beautiful story of philanthropy: an 8-year-old girl, who lives in the United States and cousin of a student of the school, proposed to her group of Girl Scouts to dedicate a sale of cookies to support her cousin's school. It was a remote donation, filled with the hearts of little girls anonymous but forever present in our thoughts. . It should be noted that this donation traveled to the GlobalGiving platform, being the best medium chosen by donors. In addition to financial resources, we know that we got the beautiful feeling of working together, even united in the distance to hundreds of anonymous donors.
Today we want to thank the will and union of all those who make up the GlobalGiving team, the scout girls, their families and all the people who with a grain of sand, support the Educational Center of Con Nosotros to continue being the space where we see play, grow, have fun, learn to mature with the condition of life that means the neuromotor disability to our students.
Life goes on and we are all fortunately part of it. Thank you for thinking differently, thank you for thinking with us, Con nosotros.
By the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022, the challenge was now to maintain our hybrid model with the intermittent absences of all students and teachers due to COVID Omnicron infections. All the students and teachers as well as the administrative staff got our two doses of vaccines. However, when the winter season arrives, 80% of those who make up Con Nosotros have been infected by COVID Omnicron. Therefore, it was very difficult to maintain consistency in face-to-face classes, turning some weeks into 100% virtual. The important thing is the mutual support that we all receive, which reminds us that we are always in a community in which children can appreciate along the way, the importance of sustaining goals as a team.
It is a good time to share with you that as a firm purpose in the face of the crisis of the pandemic, in our school a slogan was privileged: No one is left without studying and No one is left without work. This has meant a monumental financial effort for our donors, which we will always be grateful for.
On the other hand, in January 2022, one of our founders decided to orient her path differently. Roy who lives with neuromotor disability as a condition of life, grew up in Con Nosotros was a student of Con Nosotros, now at 30 years of age, together with his mother, they began a business adventure. Congratulations on your retirement dear Leader! Much success in your projects!
Also in January we launched the call for the Volunteer Program. University students who have done social service or professional practices, state that their learning is integral and their experience infects their friends. They made the suggestion to open the doors to other people in the school as volunteers. To date, two people will start a semester of volunteering, coinciding with the school year. Welcome!
The students of Psychology of La Salle University held a Socio-Emotional Workshop with the students of Con Nosotros. As the University gave the instruction that professional practices should be virtual, it was interesting for the children to realize that even in their school they could learn remotely or virtually with other teachers. The Virtual Network becomes infinite and is presented as a mystery in the minds of children.
The continuity of the school year invites us to hold celebrations for the festive seasons. The Day of the Dead, where allusive costumes were a challenge to the imagination in November. The Christmas holidays were a pretext to emphasize the work of crafts exercising fine motor skills by making piñatas and Christmas decorations. Of course, we made the traditional Christmas inn at school and a greeting card for all our friends.
Valentine's Day, allows us to touch on the theme of friendship and companionship. Our students enjoy living together in school, feeling more autonomous, learning. Just as every childhood requires, they grow up surrounded by their peers in ages and opportunities. This is the best gift we can offer. Thank you for thinking differently, for thinking Con Nosotros!
The changes continue
During the closing of the school year in June of this year, one of our dear students finished elementary school. The family decided to take him to start his high school in an inclusive school. We are proud to know that our student will face challenges that we know will show great achievements. We extend recognition to his parents for the support they have always shown as a family. We include in this report a link to the final work that our student presented and the video that his teachers sent for his graduation online.
Start of the 2021 and 2021 school year
The school year began with the hybrid format, that is, some students attend school and others take their face-to-face classes. Two multigrade groups were formed that allow for a more efficient work role in this combination of face-to-face and virtual. Conductive Education routines and exercises are carried out at school, so the time came when families brought back to the facilities the equipment and furniture that was loaned to facilitate CE routines at home.
All School personnel have been vaccinated against COVID 19, families have also entered the vaccination scheme. Students over 18 years of age are covering their vaccination schedule and some other students have sought the vaccine at a time when government institutions have called for vaccination for people with disabilities. A health filter was structured and an infographic has been released with all the actions that are necessary for us to continue with the care required by the COVID 19 epidemic.
Thus, the School of Conducted Education continues. With academic programs following the school calendar, civic festivities have been held in September to remember the value of our independence as a nation, in October to commemorate the importance of multiculturalism. We try that the integration to the new routines benefit the mood of the students. Because as humans, those who come face-to-face feel happy and afraid. Those who stay virtual would like to go out.
As part of the linking activities we have prepared a series of conferences in the format of a virtual Forum on FB Live as part of the activities resulting from our participation in the State Council for Disability Care coordinated by the Government of the State of Morelos.
In the new adaptation process in which we can discover the enormous advantages of any system that we have at hand, because the most important thing is the Will to learn and to give meaning to life, to achieve happiness.
This was mentioned by the students when talking about their rights in a video that they prepared to broadcast on World Cerebral Palsy Day. The students in the foreground, that in the way that we consider most pertinent to be able to make our postulates as a school a reality regarding social inclusion. Thank you for thinking differently, for thinking Con Nosotros!
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