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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
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.

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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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We celebrate. Invitation to the event.

This quarter was full of celebration and recognition for Mayama. In the company of nearly 250 donors, friends and team Mayama, we celebrate 5 years of life serving children and families in vulnerable conditions, we recognized the generous people who have supported this project for 5 years (our donors) ago and also gave the great news that Mayama obtained the Consultative Status of ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council) of the UN on April.

What does mean belong to the ECOSOC?

The Economic and Social Council is one of the constituent bodies of the United Nations, and deals with economic, social and environmental problems of the world; these issues are discussed, debated and formulated policy recommendations.

ECOSOC granted Mayama this April 10, the special status of advisory body, because it recognizes it as a Non Governmental Organization legally established and operating; it has a board created democratically; whose finances are transparent and stable; and also is committed wth transparency, delivering results annually to its donors, beneficiaries and various stakeholders, plus it has a solid structure in terms of staff and social impact.

In five years, Mayama has established an educational model whose innovative techniques contribute to children and with their families, living in areas of high poverty, violence, abuse, orphans and exclusion; develop for themselves skills that allow them overcome difficulties of their environment and improve their quality of life.

As a preventive project, focused on human and social development, Mayama generates and applies innovative educational tools in scenarios of social exclusion, inequality, educational backwardness, lack of access to health services, few job opportunities and violation of the rights of Children, located in areas of the municipalities of Tlaquepaque and Tonala, Jalisco, Mexico.

These are some of the reasons that allowed Mayama to obtain this Consultative Status, and now we are part of the 4,045 non-governmental organizations of global civil society, recognized as counselors in that chapter of the UN, which 30 are Mexican and 5 belongs to the state of Jalisco.

In Mayama, we believe is better to invest in preventive projects that involve children’s families as a key to prevent children end up living on the street. To achieve this, we believe in combined efforts of various sectors of society: business, government, civil society, academia, the media and others, are essential to achieve this. 

Mayama faithfully believes in alternative, innovative and integral education, in order to develop the full potential of children; trust the management of emotions to relate positively, with love and without violence; estimates the power of the family and its potential to generate social change; supports the professionalization of the social sector and invariably adheres to the practices of transparency of each program, project and donation. That is, Mayama brings out the best in everyone who gets involved with this project: children, families, donors, volunteers, team, friends and our Global Giving donors.

Thank you for brings out the best of you!

Donor, friends and Mayama's team in the event.
Donor, friends and Mayama's team in the event.
Recognizing to our donors with 5 years believing.
Recognizing to our donors with 5 years believing.
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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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