The Children Left Behind

$31,090 $0
Raised Remaining


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

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

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 Children have trouble performing in school, act out, or become timid and withdrawn.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

How will this project solve this problem?

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.

Potential 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.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $31,090

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $31,090 .  The original project funding goal was $30,000.

Additional Documentation

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


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Where is this project located?

Map of The Children Left Behind