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Empower Highly Outcast Children and Their Families

by Mayama A.C.
Empower Highly Outcast Children and Their Families
Empower Highly Outcast Children and Their Families
Empower Highly Outcast Children and Their Families
Empower Highly Outcast Children and Their Families
Empower Highly Outcast Children and Their Families
Empower Highly Outcast Children and Their Families
Empower Highly Outcast Children and Their Families
Empower Highly Outcast Children and Their Families
Empower Highly Outcast Children and Their Families
Empower Highly Outcast Children and Their Families
Empower Highly Outcast Children and Their Families
Empower Highly Outcast Children and Their Families
Empower Highly Outcast Children and Their Families
Empower Highly Outcast Children and Their Families

At the beginning of 2020, the girls and boys Empowerment project remains active and with great success by various factors; among the most important because of the contributions received by GlobalGiving donations. As a result, the fifth generation is part of its third year of training.

The fifth generation has a total of 65 families and 93 children benefiting from our programs at Mayama Day Center. At this stage, girls and boys are working on personal, interpersonal and group projects development with any collaborative theme, which enables them to develop skills for decision-making and life skills approach. With their families, work is being strengthen with parental skills, which develops positive parentality and this allows children’s full exercise of their rights, as well as a significant improvement in their quality on life.

At the same time, as of the last quarter of 2019, Mayama has worked in the Exploration Face in 8 very violent neighborhoods in Tonala, Jalisco, which involves the search for new children who are candidates to be integrated into the sixth generation. In this process, 100 families and 140 children in labor conditions were contacted. We applied a socioeconomic test, as well as psychometric and psychological tests, which made it possible to determine, among other things, their maturity development needs and level of poverty so they can access to our Education Model successfully.

Once this described process was completed, only 95 families and 136 girls and boys were integrated to the sixth generation, who today mission is to establish agreements with the families; at this stage aims for a process of mutual knowledge in which educators are identified by the children, and visited the “Mayama Day Center” facility.  This trusting phase is critical to be able to make transformation processes in a sustainable way.

Thank you for support and we invite you to continue to join and invite your family, friends and co-workers to join forces.

“Every great dream starts with a great dreamer, always remember, you have inside you the strenght, patience and passion to reach the stars and change the world”. Harriet Tubman.

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2019 was a great year for Mayama. Our number of beneficiaries grew from 120 children in 2011 to double children in 2019 to 289 and 53 families in Family Intervention Program. And also we visited to UN in order to present to Mayama Model and the new recent aspect with a Mexican enterprise “PETSTAR” that includes elements from an economy circular; as an example of project that includes he objective number 8 of 2030 agenda.


In terms of professionalism, we obtained a renovation and achieved the maximum level of transparency and resources management by the Mexican Philanthropy Centre (CEMEFI) and this is for us an opportunity to thank our donors for their confidence. We are now taking a path of constant evaluation, beginning with the children's improvements, and from the team as well, and also a commitment to share our results with both donors and beneficiaries (families).


And finally in this December we say goodbye a entire generation of 82 children that conclude their program; and we celebrated with a traditional Mexican party call “posada” with all families and children from Mayama.


Thanks to be part of Mayama this year. 

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Visiting the aquarium
Visiting the aquarium

What’s your best memory of summer when you were a child?

As humans, experiences are a powerful element that help us grow and know the world that surround us, specially during childhood. For this reason, we are always in search of learning experiencies for our children that help them create amazing memories.

This summer wasn’t the exception, on the first week, children visited the local Zoo, in which they discovered the animal species that exist, the enviromental conditions that they need and the importance of taking care of the earth as the home that it is for all of us.

The second week they visited the local Aquarium, which was a sensory experience because of all the beautiful colors of the fish. Children were amazed by the diversity of sea animals they saw.

It was a great summer!

After it was finish, they were ready to go back to school. With the help of a local company, all of our children were able to have new school supplies, making possible for all of them start school on time, accesing their right to education. 

Thanks for being part of our story through your donation.

Visiting the zoo
Visiting the zoo
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Hello friend, its been three months since the last time you read us, and we are happy to share with you some of the most relevant events in our organization.

In March, we worked on prevention of sexual abuse, highlighting the difference between good and bad secrets, private parts of the body that no one can touch, and identifying their support network to ask for help in case they need to. This protection tools are important since they live in contexts that make them more vulnerable.

During April, we celebrated Children’s day, each group had his own event so it meant two days full of celebration. With the help of our volunteer partners we made possible to create a party with a lot of fun activities, some of them were: cookie decoration, dance contest, team games, and doing clay from scratch. You could see their happines reflected on their smiles.

 In May, we talked about the importance of the enviroment, since the origins of the earth to the envorimental footprint of the human being among the history. We reflected about what we can do now to decrease each own enviromental footprint and what strategies we can do in our lives and community to protect the enviroment.

Finally, in mid May we celebrated one of the most important events for our organization: the 8th Anual Report, in which we shared our results and growth of 2018 with our donnors. This event also represented the launch of our fundraising campaign to build a new Learning Center, that aims to have better educactional spaces. You can find more about it in our projects on GlobalGiving’s platform.

Thank you for being part of this amazing project, trough your donation you’re making possible that children living in contexts of poverty and violence acces to  development opportunities to bring out the best in them.

8th Anual Report Event
8th Anual Report Event


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We started this year full of energy, enthuasiasm and arts. Working with integration, safety rules, team work and artistic abilities.

The starting of a new period means to go back to a routine in order to get a work rythim, so the first weeks of the year children and their families remembered the rules we have at the Learning Center, and opening a space of participation they had the opportunity to gave some ideas regarding safety guidelines.

After this important step, our days were focus on developing social abilities trough integration games and activities in wich children could interact between them. The purpose was to help them go back to the routine, build a trusting enviroment and open spaces to strengthen friendship in them, as this contributes to a greater permanence in the program during the year.

Under the premise of learning between equals, children participated in a art project called Empty Bowls, that was guided the whole time by our youngest volunteers. It was a completely new experience for everyone since we use different materials than the usuals. This project was about making from scatch a personalized bowl using clay, and we worked on psicomotor skills, social and creative abilities, helping children to see that everything has a process to get it done.

We had too a special visit from a local leader cardboard Company, that showed them how do they work, their core values and the diverse steps they follow to finish a product. They were very interested on the information and had a lot fun building their own cardboard box.

Finally but not less important, as an organization, this year we will give hugh step, as we started with a fundraiser campaign to build a new learning center that will have wider spaces and more capacity to attend more children and families.

Thank you once more for being part of every new beginnig, you are an important part of this amazing team and the growth we have had among this months. Let’s keep working together to bring out the best in us!

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Mayama A.C.

Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco - Mexico
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Project Leader:
Monica Varela
Programs Coordinator
Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico
$34,122 raised of $50,000 goal
468 donations
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