The Children Left Behind

by Yo Quiero Yo Puedo Vetted since 2009 Top Ranked Project of the Month Site Visit Verified


Support the development of Mexican children left behind by migratory parents through a life skills and health education, school-based project.

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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 Children have trouble performing in school, act out, or become timid and withdrawn.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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Organization Information

Yo Quiero Yo Puedo

Location: Mexico City, Mexico - Mexico
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Anna-Emilia Hietanen
Mexico City, Mexico
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