Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers

by Yo Quiero Yo Puedo
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers

Project Report | Jan 9, 2020
Ari is just getting started, thanks to you

By Shoshana Grossman-Crist | Strategic Activation Lead

Ari, far left, in a workshop
Ari, far left, in a workshop

Dear GlobalGiver,

Imagine you started high school, but then life in one of the poorest threw you off track. A couple years later, you are 20 years old and you are committed to finishing high school. So you apply to the public “IEMS” High School Education Institute of Mexico City that accepts all types of youth who have fallen outside the system. They also offer a small stipend so that you can cover your basic expenses of food and clothing and focus on school.

You live in the densest municipality in the country, a place known for its extreme poverty and marginalization. Hand in hand, rates of cancers, diabetes and respiratory diseases are increasing. You want a healthy future, but you don´t know how to make it happen.

Ari is one such person. Over the last 4 months, he has participated in four workshop sessions, building skills to eat healthily and reduce excessive alcohol consumption. And to become an agent of change in his community. In the coming months, he will start replicating the workshop with his classmates, changing not just his life but that of his friends and peers.

At our year-end holiday party, Ari told us that he appreciates the workshops because he feels heard. He now knows how to take care of his health and he loves sharing with his family everything he has been learning. He told us that the workshop sessions are fun, that he learns not through listing to a boring lecture but through engaging in interactive activities. And in a city of so much violence, he feels like the other workshop participants and the Yo quiero Yo puedo facilitators are his family.

We will also be sharing evaluation results with you over the coming years, so that you have hard proof of the impact your donation is having. Know that you are enabling Ari to change his life!

With gratitude,

Shoshana

More engaging moments for Ari in the workshop
More engaging moments for Ari in the workshop
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Yo Quiero Yo Puedo

Location: Mexico City, Mexico - Mexico
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Project Leader:
Shoshana Grossman-Crist
Mexico , DF Mexico
$48,671 raised of $65,000 goal
 
463 donations
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