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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
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.

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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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What a children says.
What a children says.

"I'm Hector Saul Rios Romero, I have 11 years. I have learned about the rights of children and if they do not comply, I have fewer opportunities to get ahead. In Mayama I have learned that all worth the same and we all deserve the same respect, and teach us to take care and respect ourselves and we also learn something new every day". 

In Mayama, we do this through the Skills Development Program (in Day Centre Mayama), where we work with children (6 to 12 years) for the development their skills in 5 innovates areas:

• I think area (strategies thinking skills (cognitive development), i.e., attention and concentration strategies, definition, analysis and troubleshooting.

• I feel area. Strategies for emotional development and emotional education, to learn to recognize their own feelings, have tolerance to frustration and raising self-esteem.

• I express area. Artistic techniques such as art workshops, painting, sculpture and storytellers for the development communication skills (listening and following directions, expression of ideas in an organized form, active listening and dialogue).

• I relate with others area. This area includes workshops about sex education and addiction prevention, prevention of bad behavior and promotion of good behavior and conflict mediation. Respect and integration of norms about values of empathy, cooperation, solidarity and respect for others to relate better.

• I act area. Workshops to learn breathing techniques and body language, for reducing violence (methodology peaceful behavior), identification and recognizing of positive actions in daily life and self martial arts, yoga.

Mayama is a NGO (Non Governmental Organization) based in Guadalajara, Mexico that supports 180 children and their families in highly marginalized, violence, abuse, exclusion and/or Risk Street situation. Thanks to the daily operation of our Day Centre, these children and their families develop skills for assertive decision-making in order to improve their quality of life and overcome the difficulties of their environment by themselves.

What would you like to tell the children of Mayama? We would be very interested in your feedback and we would make sure to give your message to all of our children and community in Mexico.

Please do come anytime to visit us!

 

I express area
I express area
I feel area (emotional skills)
I feel area (emotional skills)
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Day Center of Mayama
Day Center of Mayama

Mayama currently serves a population of 240 children and 130 families. This population, in addition to a diagnostic base (study of metropolitan areas of Guadalajara, Mexico on marginalization and violence); they were candidates and attended a comprehensive evaluation process. We used standardized instruments in three areas: 1) socioeconomic status 2) family background (detection of violence) 3) detection of developmental/ psychological age according to their actual age.

The criteria that Mayama use for determining their beneficiaries is:

  1. Children and families living in the 4 colonies that has worked before.
  2. Boys/girls aged 6 to 9 years who are in situations of abandonment, risk of being on the street, school dropouts, child labor, group home/shelter.
  3. Children that are at least one year behind in developmental age compared to actual age.
  4. Families living in overcrowded houses living in abuse and domestic violence.
  5. The minimum income per household is approximately  three dollars a day.
  6. Parents are illiterate and/or truncated education.

The above characteristics of marginalization and violence are also called “multidimensional poverty indicators” i.e. colonies would be lacking in education, health care and social welfare (by the UNDP –United Nations Development Program).

We would like you to donate to Mayama´s program! To have future success for the children and families.

Activities in Mayama's community
Activities in Mayama's community
Mayama's family in their 1st session.
Mayama's family in their 1st session.
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In 2008, with the intention of seeking social justice and equal opportunities for girls and boys who live in poverty and violence situation, Jorge Huguenin founded Mayama A.C., (Civil Association for its acronym in Spanish). In the beginning, Mayama provided educational activities such as art classes, computer science lessons and Tae Kwon Do for 500 children in abandon, orphan and outcast situation from 14 shelter homes in the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara. In 2009, a diagnosis was made by specialists in the subjects of poverty and violence. In order to respond concretely to this diagnosis, Mayama, rethinking its mission, focused on five suburbs of the same community: “Cofradía, Emiliano Zapata, San Martin de las Flores, Plan de Oriente and Lomas del Tapatio”, located in Tlaquepaque and Tonala, Jalisco in Mexico.

The same year, Monica Varela and Alejandra Peña designed a Human Development Model based on alternative learning methodologies, also relying on alliances from NGO (Non Governanmental Organizations) as “Cuidarte” (Emotional development), Juconi (Violence), Youth Integration Centers (addiction prevention), “La Vaca independiente” (Communications skills methodologies).

From 2010 to nowadays, Mayama has served an average (annual) of 240 children and 130 families (840 direct and 2520 indirect beneficiaries), so they are able to develop skills that help them make assertive decisions based on their human rights, gender equality and peace culture. Mayama has also helped to improve their education and job expectations in a medium and long term, with the purpose of turning them into agents of positive change in their individual, family and community life.

It is noteworthy that the transparency, quality and professionalism of Mayama is backed up by institutions like CEMEFI (Mexican Center for Philanthropy), Filantrofilia A.C., Confío A.C. (Building transparent Civil Organizations). In addition, it has been recognized (April 2015) as a organization with Consultative Status of ECOSOC-UN (United Nations Economic and Social Council) and “Razón de Ser” Award (source category) by Merced Foundation.

Mayama is a reliable project

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It seems that this 2015 has been the year of celebration for Mayama. In the last quarter we share that we celebrated 6 years of life serving children and families in high poverty, besides that we obtained the Consultative Status of ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council) of UN (United Nations). In this occasion we share you with much happiness and pride that in the month of September we were recognized by the Merced Foundation with a Prize called “Reason for Being” in the category of Origin (in Spanish “Premio Razón de Ser”). Of the four categories recognized by Merced Foundation (Origin, Education, Habitat Sustainable and Disability) category “Origin”, it is the highest honor, recognizing the high level of institutionalization, professionalism of the Organization, Innovation and Social Impact. 

In 6 years, Mayama has consolidated an educational model whose innovative techniques contributes to children and their families, who live in areas of high poverty, violence, abuse, orphan hood and exclusion, develop themselves, develop skills that will allow them to Overcoming Difficulties of their environment and improve their quality of life.

By 2015, Mayama has served with this educational model to 330 children and 177 families in Tlaquepaque and Tonala, Jalisco, Mexico. On August, 80 children who were admitted in 2011 (after 5 years of attendance) have concluded the program. Now is the turn of the 4th Generation of 85 children and 50 families who joined this month.

They are here for acquire new educational tools in order to Transform Scenarios of social exclusion, inequality, educational backwardness, lack of access to health services, few job opportunities and the violation of these rights that They Live.

What is the Criteria to determine these girls, children and their families have Mayama profile? We will share in the next report. Meanwhile, We would like to thank you for your support for these families and Mayama children. Besides, without you, we would not have the Prize “Reason Being”. Check this video: Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4niAScvat_o

 

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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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