Be a hero for vulnerable children in Mexico

by Crecemos-Desarrollo Integral de la Juventud Oaxaquena,A.C.
Be a hero for vulnerable children in Mexico
Be a hero for vulnerable children in Mexico
Be a hero for vulnerable children in Mexico
Be a hero for vulnerable children in Mexico
Be a hero for vulnerable children in Mexico
Be a hero for vulnerable children in Mexico
Be a hero for vulnerable children in Mexico
Be a hero for vulnerable children in Mexico
Be a hero for vulnerable children in Mexico
Be a hero for vulnerable children in Mexico
Be a hero for vulnerable children in Mexico
Be a hero for vulnerable children in Mexico
The CrecemosDIJO team delivering meals
The CrecemosDIJO team delivering meals

Crecemos DIJO has continued to work with the families most affected by the pandemic. We continue working so that they do not lack the necessary food to be strong and well nourished, as well as help so that the children can continue learning from home.

Mrs. Patricia shares with us the following testimony:

I thought that the disease did not exist, the truth belonged to the person who did not believe, I thought it was just a lie from the government, until a relative who became ill, it was at that moment that we understood that, definitely, we should stay home. Our family has affected us a lot, in many ways, first because of the economic issue because my husband was left without work and I, who was selling fruit with yogurt on the street, could no longer do it, because we were afraid of getting infected, and more because my children.

My children have suffered a lot from this situation, because they were used to always going to their activities: they were left without school classes and also without the classes they take at Crecemos DIJO such as sports and computer classes and they also miss going to the dining room. My children told me: Mom, I'm already bored, desperate, I want to play with my friends, when does this end?

Fortunately, at Crecemos DIJO, they have supported us with activities that they send us through videos or messages on the phone, and I help them to carry them out, our space is very small, but we look for a way to carry them out so that they continue their learning processes, they give us books so that we could read at home with my children, and they gave him a soccer ball so that he could continue practicing at home.

Crecemos DIJO benefited us a lot, especially with the nutritional packages it gives us, because with what they give us we can eat during the week. In the package they give us fruits, vegetables, cereals or some protein such as cheese or egg, so that everything is balanced, so we can eat nutritionally.

They have also sent us information to prevent the spread of covid-19 and to help us live with our children and avoid family stress.

Thank you all very much for what you do for us, my family and I are very grateful because without your help we could not overcome this crisis.

Delivery of nutritional packages
Delivery of nutritional packages
Entrega de paquetes nutricionales
Entrega de paquetes nutricionales
Delivery of balls to train at home
Delivery of balls to train at home
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Nutrition packages with fruits and vegetables
Nutrition packages with fruits and vegetables

As of March 23, the government of Mexico decreed the National Healthy Distance Period due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Crecemos DIJO stopped operating regularly and began remote work. For the identification of the needs, a socioeconomic analysis was made taking into account their main source of income. The study concluded that 98% of families do not have a formal income and depend on street sales and informal jobs, which is why it was anticipated that in mid-May it would be when families stopped receiving their already precarious income.

This is how the Emerging Nutrition Project begins: Food and nutritional support for girls, boys and their families in a precarious economic situation, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Starting on May 18 at the María de Guadalupe Community Center, nutritional meals are provided to girls, boys and their families, in the “to eat at home” modality, under a strict hygiene and safety protocol. The goal is to provide 300 daily servings of food, a total of 31,500 servings from May to September, a period in which the economic crisis will suffer due to the absence of normal activities.

"...My husband lost his job, because they closed where he worked, we barely had enough for tortillas and beans. The nutritional packages have been of great help, it has helped us to eat nutritionally. I have prepared the recipes that they offer us: green beans with egg, chicken with vegetables, soy in ceviche, cheese tacos with vegetable soup, it is very delicious !. I am very grateful, my children are happy eating tasty and nutritious. Thanks to all who collaborate with us..."  Reina 

In Oaxaca, families in poverty suffer a lot because of the pandemic, because they have stopped receiving their precarious income, but they are not alone, we are together to help them and get ahead because the crises resist if we are together, if there are heroes like you who strive to support others. Your help makes a difference!

Nutrition packages with fruits and vegetables
Nutrition packages with fruits and vegetables
Nutrition packages with fruits and vegetables
Nutrition packages with fruits and vegetables
Nutrition packages with fruits and vegetables
Nutrition packages with fruits and vegetables
Nutrition packages with fruits and vegetables
Nutrition packages with fruits and vegetables
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Violin lessons
Violin lessons

In Crecemos DIJO, we work to provide Oaxacan children with better opportunities for their lives because we are convinced that even in vulnerable contexts, children have the right and potential to develop and achieve their dreams. The “Touching the Heart” musical project that has benefited 60 children has been implemented at the María de Guadalupe Center for more than 5 years. The objective of this project is for children to take advantage of their free time in artistic activities to prevent social risks that threaten them in their environment such as alcoholism, drug addiction, violence and crime that frequently recruit children at an early age.

We share the testimony of a girl who has been with us for 6 years:
“Hello my name is Citlalli, I joined Crecemos DIJO since 6 years old, when I was in third grade. I like to come to the María de Guadalupe Center because in this place I have made many friends, and every day I feel very excited to know that I am going to see them and I will talk with them during breakfast or some class, in addition to that I learn many other things more than at school they don't teach me. Here I come to breakfast every day before going to school, it is a nutritious food and I feel that it helps me to learn better because it gives me a lot of energy, when I can't come to breakfast I feel that my performance is not the same. This center also offers other activities such as basketball and violin lessons. I have also taken computer, painting and English classes. What I like most is attending the violin class. My life has changed since I came to the center, I have improved many things about me, especially I am emotionally much better! I have learned new things, I have learned to live together more, before I was very shy and insecure, I felt very afraid, but not anymore, I am already more sociable. Playing the violin is one of the things I liked to learn the most, because I have learned to read notes, I have learned to play many songs that when I was little I wanted to learn, when I am sad and I do not feel well, I start playing the violin and It relaxes me, it makes me feel good. I like when they come to visit the family or it is the birthday of someone in the family, I play a melody with the violin, and that is very beautiful because it is music that we did not listen to before and now even they like this type of music, Now I only listen to violin or piano music, also in the future I would like to learn to play the piano. My mother tells us to take advantage of all the opportunities that Crecemos DIJO offers us because these kinds of classes can only be had if they are paid and are expensive, we could not afford them.
For this I am very grateful to each of the people who support this project, because they support us as we grow as people and make us better human beings. ”

Thanks all your support, it is possible that Crecemos DIJO continues to support children who, like Citlalli, have changed their lives, can see their future with greater optimism and knowing that dreams can be achieved.

Violin lessons
Violin lessons
Classes of rondalla (various instruments)
Classes of rondalla (various instruments)
Children learn to read sheet music
Children learn to read sheet music

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soccer training
soccer training


In the month of October the annual sports tournament of Crecemos DIJO was held, which had the motto: Compete to share, and aimed to promote healthy and peaceful coexistence among children who attend our socio-sports schools. The tournament was held in San Francisco Chindúa rural community in the Mixteca region of Oaxaca with the participation of 100 children from 5 different schools.
For Crecemos DIJO, sport is fundamental in the development of children, for this reason we offer spaces in which children practice sports from an educational perspective complemented with values promotion, school monitoring, academic reinforcement, surveillance and nutritional education, skills for Life, among others.
The promotion of values is a characteristic feature of training (basketball or soccer) for example: arriving on time, being responsible, respecting their peers or working in teams are values that children have acquired in a colony with high rates of violence. This is already a very important achievement that can be given a space in which more than 100 families live harmoniously.
The school is also an important pillar in the child's life, and our goal is to ensure that children can have higher school levels and do not drop out of school at the basic level and then be in criminal gangs. To achieve this goal, academic tutoring is provided, thanks to which it has been possible to raise the academic level of children and keep them in school.
With nutritional surveillance it has been possible to reduce malnutrition rates and improve the eating habits of children and their families.
Thanks to your contribution Crecemos DIJO continues to work for the children of Oaxaca with models that impact their life and development.

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basketball workouts
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Children in the Chindua Children's Library
Children in the Chindua Children's Library

In Crecemos DIJO we are convinced that education is the key and detonating aspect for the development of a community, for this reason, all our actions are developed through an educational method that allows children to have an adequate development, even in adverse contexts.
One of the biggest challenges has been to promote children's reading especially in areas of poverty, where access to books is scarce. In response to this need, 7 Children's Libraries have been launched in rural communities of Oaxaca. Children in these communities can now enjoy a wide variety of children's literature books specially selected to encourage them to enjoy reading. With the Children's Library project, quality literature that allows them to expand their knowledge and culture is made available to children, in addition to developing skills and abilities such as memory, language, imagination and creativity.
The teacher Alejandra testifies:
“… We as a school take great care of the processes that drive children's development, so we are very grateful to the library, because one of the factors that impede quality processes is the economic factor: those books are very expensive! (15 USD the cheapest). We leave the prices to the books, so that we all know that they are valuable and that we must take care of them. Everyone knows that Oaxaca has a lot of cultural wealth, but also a lot of poverty, so the social, cultural, political and educational impact that this reading space can generate is very high, because it starts in the classroom, but is replicated at home , our purpose is to generate a long-term reading community. The Ministry of Public Education does give us books but many years go by without updating, here in the community there is a library but there are few books and they are old, that is why we feel very lucky, because this does not have any school and that is why we try take advantage of it and that the objective is achieved, because it is of no use that they have brought it and do not work it, we are very grateful to Crecemos SAJO because they are spaces that children need. We are happy since they notified us that they would support us with the library; We started to paint together with parents, thanks to this, our school also has murals, because the happiness of making our library a beautiful space encouraged us to have every school like that. Parents are very grateful because they perceive that this is a good for their children..."
Mrs. Guadalupe, mother of the family also shared her testimony:
“… My children can take the books home, they read, and since I have more small children at home they are also involved in reading. The teachers made a competition that consisted of reading a story and then decorating the apron according to the story. We chose the story "I'm not Little Red Riding Hood", and we were the winners. For me, as a mom it was a very nice experience, because in this time of doing the apron I lived much more with my daughter, we worked together and with great care, I think that is the most important thing, I never imagined that reading would join me more to my children..."

Reading is an interactive process in which an important relationship is established between the book and the child that contributes to the development of cognitive areas of the brain and emotional development. The importance of acquiring this habit from an early age is based on its benefits when studying, acquiring knowledge and the possibility that children experience sensations and feelings with which they enjoy, mature and learn, laugh and dream.

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Reading Promoter
Reading Promoter
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