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We celebrate. Invitation to the event.
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
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.
Families arriving at graduation event.
Families arriving at graduation event.

Mayama is an NGO (Non Governmental Organization), based in Guadalajara, Mexico that continues with its doors open to 180 children and their families in marginalization, violence, abuse, orphans, exclusion or risk street situation. And thanks to your support, this year will enter 90 new children to our program. Exactly how our program works? We have a Model of Human Development, through psycho-educational strategies, develop skills for assertive decisions leading to better quality of life and overcome the difficulties of their environment by themselves.

We do this through a Day Center (where the children attend twice a week) and a Family Program, where through sessions with all child's family members, Mayama work on issues such as Human Rights, Culture of peace, communication and hygiene, to reduce violence and to reintegrate these children to school in order to avoid they end living on the streets. 

As evidence of the social impact of our program, this quarter ended a period of four years for 40 children of the second generation (they started in 2011). These children, now continue their phase of "Coaching", what does this mean? is a special process of support for the girls and guys who accomplished at least 80% attendance, which continue studying in the regular system, they are free addiction, free of early pregnancy, which are people who give good treatment to themselves and others, and have finally managed to design a life plan.

In this event, we enjoyed some videos made by the Mayama children. This was a parte of the final audiovisual project with issues related to their community. With this exercise, children put into practice the skills learned in Mayama: analyzing their context, express a problem and think about possible solutions to it. This is a mini-project "the importance and care for dogs" you can see in this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb3gj8Rp5HQ 

These four years of process in each Mayama child, it would not have been possible without your help. Your donation makes this possible: their attendance at the Day Center, daily transportation payment, nutritious breakfasts, teaching materials, specialized teachers, among others.

 

Thank you very much.

When do you come to know our Day Centre?

All watching mini-projects presentation.
All watching mini-projects presentation.
Graduates with their diploma.
Graduates with their diploma.

Links:

team work
team work

 “Today is a great day for me, I´m very happy and it has been hard, but we have worked to keep going (…) There are changes in my family, we are more communicative, more patient, we learned to take care each other and we approach more in family (…) I wish to everyone who have begun this (Mayama Program) has enough brave to finish it; God bless you and keep going teachers”.

This is just an example of feelings, and what a family degreed takes, five years later from coexistence and attendance here in Mayama Educative Program. Families who walked with us since 2010, and families who we was working to accomplish our mission: development of skills for taking assertive decisions in 57 children and 21 families.

This result is because of you and an entire team work, who also had activities that allow them to improve professional attention to each children that are parte of the Mayama family. Teachers attended the Third International Congress JUCONI (together with girls and boys in Spanish) "For a world without violence" in Mexico; and also attended the second Inter-Agency Meeting Foundation Quiera, with the objective to increase the professionalism of NGO (Non-Governmental Organizations), sharing experiences and case success with vulnerable children.

 

Thanks to you, this 2014 closed with gains, smiles and activities enjoyed by children, such as visiting local footballer Jesus Palacios de Leones Negros (University of Guadalajara, a local University) and members of the international movement "Up with People".

Thanks for being part of Mayama.

up with people
up with people
fotballer Jesus Palacios
fotballer Jesus Palacios
Sharing experiences
Sharing experiences
Mayama children with "Up with people" staff
Mayama children with "Up with people" staff

We have a new look, we have a new land donated by the current Government of Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Jalisco (Mexico) and we have Daniel Pouzet as designer of the future Mayama Center Day. These three key events are the result of 5 years of work by Mayama with 240 children and 129 families that currently are in the Program. This is possible thanks to all our GlobalGiving donors, that also helped to get the results of the whole year 2013 that were presented at the event we do every year as part of our philosophy of transparency to the people who join to this project.

In 2013, in education, 79% children stays in school, 15% managed to return to the regular school system and 6% remains in Back to School Program of Mayama to develop concentration skills and readers writing. Also in this year, during the month of July, children from the 2nd generation ended the intensive phase of the skills in 5 areas (I act, I express, I relate with others, I feel, I think) and the family Program (Mayama second generation (children and families who joined in 2011). These guys attended the Center for 4 years and now continue in Phase Change Agent to give continuity to their Life Plan: a project with better life expectancy than their parents.

A very important tool to improve life expectancy in these children, it is not only through the Mayama’s Education Model, but through donors such as GlobalGiving, which always brings out the best of them, and cultural and educational exchange that allow to children known beyond their environment, as the visit of young people from around the world, who made the show "Up with People" for Mayama. They painted a message of peace with our children, and the language was not a barrier. And another example is the recent Mayama library, that was possible thanks to campaign to collect books, organized by Koala College children.

come to visit us whenever you wish!

Thanks a lot!

Painting a message of peace
Painting a message of peace
2nd generation of children in Mayama
2nd generation of children in Mayama
Anual report event. A donor make a wish for Mayama
Anual report event. A donor make a wish for Mayama
Koala College
Koala College's Children counting the books
"Iam already a Mayama girl"
"Iam already a Mayama girl"

After 3 years, Mr. José -Mayama dad-, talks about the changes in his family, especially his daughters:

"In the family, I have 4 daughters, 4 are very different [...] always want to know more, they are interested more, we relate more among us, we talked more, we go out more together. It has become easier".

[Luz María ...] "is a little bit more sociable, well, before she did not like school or got angry easily. And lately she is more sociable; she keeps a good relation with her teachers and gets better grades. "

"The most important thing for me is Mayama help we have received, and the satisfaction of seeing our children has developed more. Thank you. "

For the first time in 2010 Mayama opened the doors of its Day Centre to 120 children and their families. Due to the positive results of the program, in 2011 we admitted 90 children and their families more. Alongside these children who continue in the program, next August 4, 2014, a third generation will be added: 85 children and their families; reaching our Day Centre at full operational capacity.

Thanks to your support Mayama continues to grow, and with it, our chances to extends this Human Development Model to more people and transforms more realities.

Now more than ever, Mayama needs the participation of more people aware and responsible with their social environment as you.

Do you know someone who would like to join our mission?

Let us talk about Mayama.

Thank you again!

3rd Mayama generation
3rd Mayama generation
New Mayama family
New Mayama family

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Organization

Mayama A.C.

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
http://www.mayama.org.mx

Project Leader

Monica Varela

Programs Coordinator
Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico

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