During this school year we continue to strengthen our activities in the states of Veracruz and Guerrero. The participating Higher Education Institutions and campus are:
• Universidad Veracruzana, where 10 mentors of are participating. They will be in training during the week of November 21 to 25, then the mentor-mentee pairs will be assigned and mentoring will begin and last until June 2023.
• Technological Institute of Perote, where 19 mentors and 1 coordinator will be participating.
• Autonomous University of Guerrero, where 45 mentors and 2 coordinators participate. They are
currently in training.
• Zongolica Higher Technological Institute, where 22 mentors and 1 coordinator participate.
We want to continue promoting our work and thanks to your contributions this will be possible.
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One of our objectives is to generate synergy with socially responsible companies through experiences in actions that help reduce the social gap and at the same time develop skills in collaborators and in the beneficiaries of our program.
At the end of last year we began to promote these activities with companies such as Moody's and Nielsen.
During this year, we managed to increase our corporate volunteering activities by offering spaces for reflection, where experiences and knowledge about the labor field with a social perspective were shared, which has provided sensitivity on this topic to university students about to graduate.
Companies such as Nielsen and Moody´s participated for the second consecutive year.
Other companies have joined the volunteer activities, like the insurance corporation Grupo ProteG, with whom we carried out sports activities with children, mentors and company collaborators.
These activities have been very rewarding for the beneficiaries of our program, since they have provided them with other types of experiences and benefits.
We invite you to continue supporting Peraj and to invite more people to do the same. This will allow us to extend the benefits of the program to more mentees and mentors in Mexico.
In Peraj, the objective aimed at reducing continuous school dropouts and getting the program to places where they need us most is a work that we do thanks to the contributions of each of the donors who support this educational project.
We are pleased to share that, thanks to the alliance with the Tecnológico Nacional de México, the Instituto Tecnológico de Perote, is about to join from the next school year to start mentoring activities, with an approximate of 100 social service providers who have enrolled in the program.
Perote is located in Veracruz and is part of the Sierra Madre Oriental, has a dropout rate in middle and high school of 53% and 15% illiteracy among girls and boys from 6 to 14 years old.
Join us and help us make our mentoring program reach more Mexican children.
In Peraj we started mentoring activities in 2022 in a hybrid mode, both virtual and in person, taking special care of the health of our pairs but without neglecting academic and socio-emotional support for children who today need it more than ever.
School dropout due to the pandemic has grown in large numbers in Mexico. The statistics show that more than 5 million students have dropped out of school, for reasons of health, economic, motivational and others.
Faced with this weakening in formal education, the Peraj Mentoring Program becomes ever more relevant, as it contributes to the comprehensive training of children and young people, who reinforce the knowledge acquired in formal education while strengthening the socio-emotional aspects.
All this outlook has led us to extend the program to young mentees who attend second year of middle school, mainly in the states of Veracruz and Guerrero, in order to provide them the benefits of our program at an age which is crucial in their lives and their future. A pilot program will be carried out, in conjunction with the Moises Itzkowich Foundation, which will sponsor it, with the aim of strengthening our mentoring activities in the region mentioned above.
We are grateful to all the people who have joined this project and who open up the possibilities for us to continue with this work. Likewise, we invite you to continue to support Peraj and share what together we have achieved and will continue to achieve with this new initiative which will impact the lives and future of so many.
Peraj México is starting a new school year (2021-2022) filled with new learnings and facing exciting new challenges. Among these, one of the most interesting is continuing the program adaption to hybrid-work virtual and face to face procedures.
Due to their recently reinforced importance, we will keep up using digital tools for those situatons that still requiered it, and for groups face-to-face, we will enhance our methodologies and preserve the corresponding sanitary procedures.
We are deeply grateful towards our donors on the platform in the Little by Little Campaign. These contributions allow us to improve the program and benefit more Mexican children who, not only are currently in need, but are adapting to a fast and changing learning environment.
60 Higher Education institutions and 80 different university campuses began the current school year collaborating with us. We are expecting the participation of 2,000 mentors and 2,000 children through out the country.
We are glad to inform you we are continuing our work in the regions of Veracruz, Oaxaca and Chiapas, where we are improving the capabilities of the program to be executed in both virtually and face-to-face modalities.
We invite you to follow the achievements we accomplish due to your generous support, specially during these difficult times.
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