Our evaluation team has been working hard this summer to analyze the results of the final year of the “I want to, I can… improve childhood nutrition and prevent diabetes” program so that we can show you what your donations have achieved and keep strengthening the program. The first results are in and we are exciting to share them with you!
This past year, 75 teachers and more than 2,000 primary school students were part of the program in Ciudad Juarez (right on the U.S. border) and Chihuahua.
96% of teachers are very satisfied or satisfied with having participated and 100% say they would like to participate in additional workshops. The preliminary evaluation results show that all the teachers are empowered, and 90% of them are regularly undertaking actions to promote health in their classroom. In your mind´s eye, can you see them promoting respect for all students, teaching about the risks of childhood obesity and the importance of playing sports and eating healthily, and showing how to resolve conflicts peacefully? If not, see the pictures at the very bottom of this report!
And the kids? They learned and they moved their bodies throughout the two years. Today, 82% of students tell us that the program helped them improve their eating habits. Preliminary results show a 15% increase in the number of students who drink enough water, for example.
As you know, we worked with parents too, to bring the program from the classroom to the home. You can see them hard at play- learning- in some of the pictures below. Today, 96% of moms and dads feel prepared to improve their kids´ eating and 94% feel fully ready to motivate their children to be active and play sports with them.
As you take a look at the pictures below, check out the vision tree of 5th grader, Hiram, to see everything he dreams of in life and how health will help him achieve it.
All this, thanks to your support. One teacher told us: “The program was so dynamic, it wasn´t just about information but about working on all aspects that enrich us as people. Thank you to Yo quiero Yo puedo for your excellent work and commitment.”
Will you help us expand this program to other cities?
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Parents participate too, and grow and learn
Hands on learning for parents
Hirams vision tree
Kids learning through play in the classroom
Kids learning experientially