Project #4342

The Children Left Behind

by Instituto Mexicano de Investigacion de Familia y Poblacion - IMIFAP
Aug 16, 2010

July Project Update – New kids and a new community

Motivated promoter works with girls at the center
Motivated promoter works with girls at the center

The project continues to expand its reach! New children are participating in the activities, some of whom travel to Orizabita from other communities to take part. At the moment, the program is helping 168 boys and girls up to 9 years old of age. Advancements in this last month include:

We have continued to provide accompaniment visits to each of the promoters who facilitate the activities, in order to identify both strengths and areas for improvement in their work. Afterward we held an additional workshop to strengthen skills in areas such as teamwork and negotiation as a means of reinforcing their motivation.

We are currently looking for contacts in Panales, a new community in the state of Hidalgo. Panales is located very close to Orizabita. By working with both communities, we want to compare the level of child development between the two communities to scientifically evaluate the results of our program. We are also looking to open a new “I want to, I can” Development Center in Panales at the beginning of 2011.

The project continues to grow because of you. Thank you so much for your donations!


¡El proyecto se sigue expandiendo!

Cada vez, más niños y niñas de otras comunidades se han trasladado a Orizabita para incorporarse en las actividades que hemos llevado a cabo. Al momento, el programa ayuda a 168 niños y niñas entre 0 y 9 años.

Para conocer las fortalezas, implementar mejoras y visualizar los avances en el programa, realizamos visitas de acompañamiento con cada una de las promotoras. Después, realizamos un taller adicional para fortalecer sus capacidades en temas como el trabajo en equipo y la negociación, aunado del fortalecimiento en la motivación para trabajar con los niños.

Ahora nos encontramos buscando diferentes contactos en una nueva comunidad en el Estado de Hidalgo llamada Panales. Panales está ubicada muy cerca de Orizabita con lo cual, buscamos comparar el nivel de desarrollo infantil de cada una de las comunidades para lograr percibir y evaluar los resultados reales de nuestro programa desde una perspectiva científica.

Es importante decirles que nuestra meta es abrir un nuevo Centro de Desarrollo “Yo quiero, yo puedo” en Panales, Hidalgo a principios del año 2011.

El proyecto sigue creciendo gracias a ustedes. ¡Muchas gracias por sus donativos!

A boy who´s been left behind plays at the center
A boy who´s been left behind plays at the center



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Instituto Mexicano de Investigacion de Familia y Poblacion - IMIFAP

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

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