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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
Team members
Team members

After two weeks of holidays for children and collaborators, Mayama, returned to its regular operations in August, always keeping in mind, continuing transforming the lives of children and families by sharing the best of us.

That is why, in this period Mayama, in addition to hiring a new professional personal to work with children and their families, focused on training their collaborators on topics such as development of teaching skills, emotional intelligence and family intervention techniques, in order to strengthen the effectiveness of the intervention we perform in our target population.

The professionalization of employees in the field of the organization is a key element to ensure the fulfillment of their objectives, it also ensures that the personal has the necessary knowledge and skills to execute their work in a correct way. In addition, the constant training allows the development of tools that complement the work to do.

Finally, we are pleased to share with our donors that after a process of evaluations, we began the phase of "I trust" with families and children of Tonalá neighborhood, whose main characteristic is that the economic income is through the collection of pet bottles.

This phase of 6 months, is one of the three that compound our intervention model, which aims to ensure the commitment and permanence of the beneficiaries of the program through psychoeducational sessions in each home, to promote co-responsibility among Mayama A.C. and families.

For us it is important to generate a bond of trust with families to promote responsibility.
On November 25 this phase of trust concludes, which will guarantee a social impact on the lives of children and families in Jalisco, Mexico

It has been three months of continuous improvement in an intensive way, this has been possible thanks to your donation. Thank you for bringing out the best of you to continue transforming the lives of children and their families.

Trainning sessions
Trainning sessions
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New family
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Diagnosis of hip in yoga class
Diagnosis of hip in yoga class

Emotional exhaustion, loss of enthusiasm, decreased self-efficacy are the main symptoms of Burn Out, Vicarious Trauma or Compassion Fatigue, which add to physical, mental and emotional suffering from chronic stress associated with professionals dedicated to the care of others. Although the Mayama team can be classified as operational and administrative, we believe that as long as attention is paid to the mental health of the collaborators, it will be directly reflected in the detriment or improvement in the fulfillment of the institutional mission and in this sense in the Quality of care that our children receive and the positive impact on improving their quality of life.

On this occasion we want to share our donors, a project that happens "behind the scenes", but we consider key that they know because if you are part of Mayama (with its constant support to the development of our 240 children we currently attend), Less that Mayama can do, is to co-invest (be co-responsible) with the health of the team that cares for the children.

This project that we share today, has been implemented during 2017, and is a mental health program for employees that covers the main aspects for the care and prevention of human suffering: physical, mental and emotional; Through oriental techniques: 1) Yoga (physical), 2) Ki-Gong (mental) active meditation, 3) Korean techniques and manopression (emotional) and 4) social integration strategies throughout 2017 . 

The process started slowly (physically speaking), to detect illnesses. For example: after circular movements with the neck, palpate cervical area number 7, exercises that include sitting on the floor with legs bent at 90 degrees, lifting one leg at 90 degrees lying down, folding arm stretched towards body, touching jaw, base of the tongue; The group diagnosis at the moment throws team of collaborators of MAYAMA A.C. has problems of stress, lack of flexibility, back neck strain, feet, obesity, anxiety, exhaustion and physical and emotional fatigue. However, within the positive changes to 5 months of implementation, is that the collaborators mention have decreased headaches, stress, there is greater concentration, energy and more importantly: greater awareness of the emotional, physical and spiritual care of each one.

 

Do you consider this project important for the care of our children?

Thank you very much!.

Some exersices in Yoga class
Some exersices in Yoga class
Lesson of manopression (Mano-presion in Spanish)
Lesson of manopression (Mano-presion in Spanish)
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"First Stone" event
"First Stone" event

Thanks to the initial donation of a loanable land by the government of Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Jalisco in 2014, the creation of the advances in the capital campaign manual, the pro-bono donation of the architect Marco Amaral and the Lazo & Space Offices Who contributed to the architectural project with the design of spaces suitable for the education of children; It has managed to build the executive plan and the architectural plans that will be the basis for building the New Mayama Center.

 At the end of 2016, we had “the First Stone” event to start officially the construction of the new Mayama Center. Our ambassador Sasha Sökol, as well as the donors who have joined to the campaign “We transform together” attended this event. It also began with the management of building permits and studies of "soil mechanics" in conjunction with the government of Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Jalisco.

To date it has managed to manage 50% of the goal which consists of 16.9 million pesos; Money that is concentrated in a trust (special bank account) to give greater transparency and confidence to potential donors. The campaign is led by a campaign committee (led by Lorenzo Gallardo and Ernesto Saenz, members of the Board) to ensure the start of construction in 2017, as well as the search for donations in kind. 

This new center will be able to attend annually 320 children, children and 180 families living violence and marginalization. Currently, Mayama's team is initiating the first contacts with the colony Valle de los emperadores in Tlajomulco de Zúñiga to begin the recruitment of the new beneficiaries who will be the first generation of children, children and families of the New Center. We need your help!

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"First Stone" Event with Sasha Sokol
"First Stone" Event with Sasha Sokol
Colony
Colony
Colony 2
Colony 2
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Back to School Session
Back to School Session

Almost 3 years (out of 5 in all), thanks to the implementation of the Back to School Program-BSP in conjunction with the Skills Development Program and the BSP-sessions with families, we have achieved the following results with the 3rd generation of children who entered in 2014: 1) It is the first generation that has been achieved to have 100% of children studying. 2) Of these 85 boys and girls who are currently studying, a strong evidence is the enrollment of 59 children (69%) in 2 schools of their colonies: the “Urbana 1098” school and the “Juan de la Barrera” school; and the rest (31%) are in the INEA (National Institute of Education for Adults, for its acronym in Spanish) and other elementary schools.

Of this 100% of children (85), 21% (18) is also studying within the 2 BSP-groups: a) literacy and b) regularization. Being 6 for the first and 12 for the second groups. In the “literacy” group are the children who by national educational policy are attending certain degree but they dont know basic functions like reading and writing and therefore are at de risk of dropping out. And, in the “regularization” group are the children that needs to reinforce their academic skills in spanish or mathematics.

This achievement makes us very happy if we remember that they are children living in environments of violence and high marginalization; conditions that affect directly in their development and especially their cognitive skills. In this sense, the results means that the BSP have developed literacy skills, concentration and mathematics, logics, in a specialized way, as a part por Mayama Program.

As part of this program there are sessions every 2 months with children's parents. These sessions are key to their academic development, because the main goal is to create study habits, develope discipline and become to parents co-participants in the exercise of the right to education of their children.

Our challenge for this project that continues is to detect with much greater specificity why some children do not advance like the rest. For example the case of Luis Ángel, who goes in 3rd grade, is 10 years old and does not manage to advance in syllables. For this, the Neurological Evaluation Battery has been acquired to be applied in this new cycle 2017; And thus be able to give a pre-diagnosis and be able to channel certain cases to specialized instances depending on whether the child's problem is academic, neurological or psychological. 

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Session with parents
Session with parents
Parents working with their children
Parents working with their children
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Figure 1. Overall results.
Figure 1. Overall results.

As you know, Mayama Work is through a Day Center designed especially for children that live high poverty (in Tonalá and Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico) developed skills in 5 areas: physical, cognitive, social, emotional, expressive.

But how do we know that the work of Mayama work?

Based on the theory of the capabilities of the authors Martha Nussbaum and Amartya Sen; Mayama has developed a scale of capabilities where each child's progress in each area is evaluated quarterly. In an overall result, from November 2015 to August 2016, we can say that thanks to the intervention in 5 areas of development, the Program Back to School and intervention with each family, 70% of children have achieved an observable progress in their 5 development areas, 18.75% have remained in the same situation and 11.25% haven’t have a progress (See Figure 1).

Despite the overall figures, it is important to note that individual progress of each and family, rely heavily on the cooperation of family, the child's developmental age and personality. So it is important to mention a case study (see Figure 2). The instrument integrates a table of score from 1 to 5 that goes from high to low "always does" to "not do". In this case of this child represent on figure 2, we can illustrate such achievements especially in the area I feel / I relate because he has learned to work with their emotions, learn and have a wider emotional vocabulary to express what he thinks and what he feels, in addition to tolerate difficult situations, hand in hand with I care that has to do with hygiene. In the area of I act, also works with the methodology for acts of good treatment (recognize violence to prevent it), we see that this child would still difficult to control their impulses. This is also because emotional development is first, in order to implement it. 

The above case is a child who is in his year 1 of 5 years in Mayama; with this we reiterate the hypothesis Mayama that for every year that a child remains in Mayama maturity recovers are 1344 hours less street child, the culture of peace introjects, there is greater reflection on early pregnancy and develop a project life with higher expectations based on their Social Human Rights.

Thanks for being part of Mayama.

Figure 2. Study case.
Figure 2. Study case.
"I express" area
"I express" area
"I relate with others" area
"I relate with others" area
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Mayama A.C.

Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco - Mexico
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Project Leader:
Monica Varela
Programs Coordinator
Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico
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