Mexico has a very high rate of migration and many families are torn apart by the migration of one or both parents. The effects of migration on the children left behind are emotionally, developmentally, and scholastically devastating. Children have trouble performing in school, act out, or become timid and withdrawn. In communities with high rates of migration, this program supports children in developing life skills and assists caregivers in developing skills to support these children.
The program focuses on building the life skills of these children through health education, ethics, and civic education. Caretakers and teachers also attended workshops that build an increased ability to nurture and support these children.
Child health and education is central in healthy and sustainable communities. Through this project children gain increased socialization skills, confidence, decision making skills, and many other positive emotional and education related advances.