Education for 250 working children in Chiapas

by Melel Xojobal A.C.
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Education for 250 working children in Chiapas
Education for 250 working children in Chiapas
Education for 250 working children in Chiapas
Education for 250 working children in Chiapas
Education for 250 working children in Chiapas
Education for 250 working children in Chiapas
Education for 250 working children in Chiapas
Education for 250 working children in Chiapas
Education for 250 working children in Chiapas
Education for 250 working children in Chiapas
Education for 250 working children in Chiapas
Education for 250 working children in Chiapas
Education for 250 working children in Chiapas
Education for 250 working children in Chiapas
Education for 250 working children in Chiapas
Education for 250 working children in Chiapas
Education for 250 working children in Chiapas
Education for 250 working children in Chiapas
Education for 250 working children in Chiapas

Project Report | Aug 13, 2014
Working children holds a press conference

By Susana Donaire | Fund Raiser and Evaluation

Press conference
Press conference

On june 7th, Melel Xojobal together with working children and adolescents, held a press conference. The subject was "for our right to a quality education"

Over 60 people attend including media and education autorithies. The working children and adolescents share their worries about the difficulties of the educational system in Chiapas, specially for people with low income.

Some of the statements were:

"No every children attend to school, no everyone can afford it or there is children without birth certificate"

"In some schools, there is not water in the toilets and they don´t provide security, anyone can access and some times drunk men enter into the schools"

"The teachers do not respect our culture, there are currently no bilingual teachers (tsotsil)"

The government continues to violate the right to education of the most vulnerable children. The first cause of dropout school, is because the families don´t have money to pay transport, books, uniforms and material. The free school system is "not free" after all, some quotas are charge to the families and some school teachers even charge money for material and tests. And the school conditions in some cases are awful, without toilets or roof. 

The interesting thing about this activity was that the media among other people had the opportunity to listen to the children speaking about their rights; very often we think that children do not have the ability to decide on their lives and their rights; but Melel´s approach is different, we know they can make desicions for themselves and be protagonits of their lifes.

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Melel Xojobal A.C.

Location: San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas - Mexico
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Twitter: @melelxojobal
Project Leader:
Ayelén Amigo
San Cristobal de Las Casas , Chiapas Mexico
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