Project #4342

The Children Left Behind

by Instituto Mexicano de Investigacion de Familia y Poblacion - IMIFAP
Oct 3, 2010

August Project Report - Caretakers get involved

Happy boys sit outside the center
Happy boys sit outside the center

August was an exciting month at the Center in anticipation of the start of the school year. Some recent activities include:

With the start of the 2010-2011 school year, more school-age children have been invited to participate in the program. These older children will participate in after-school activities at the Center, while the activities for younger children will also continue.

IMIFAP held an informative workshop for 30 parents and guardians of participating children, in which we explained the activities and goals of the Center and did some life skills training. The caretakers are now really motivated to be more involved in the Center´s activities and told us that they would like more workshops to learn how to better care for the children. We hope to provide more adult trainings in the coming months in order to promote the comprehensive development of the children outside of their participation at the Center.

The plans to open a new “I want to, I can” Development Center in the nearby community of Panales are underway. We have strengthened our contacts with local government authorities and aim to open the Center in the first months of 2011.

Thank you for your continued support!


En espera del inicio del nuevo ciclo escolar, el mes de agosto transcurrió con mucha emoción por parte de los niños y los promotores del Centro de Desarrollo “Yo quiero, yo puedo” que continuaron con las actividades durante las vacaciones. Por tal motivo, hemos invitado a más niños y niñas a participar en el programa. Los niños de edad escolar estarán participando en las actividades del Centro después de que hayan salido de sus clases en la tarde.

Durante el mes de agosto, IMIFAP llevó a cabo un taller informativo para 30 padres y familiares encargados del cuidado de los niños, en el cual explicamos las actividades y objetivos del Centro e impartimos un taller de habilidades para la vida. Los cuidadores están muy motivados al involucrarse más en las actividades del Centro de Desarrollo y nos pidieron más talleres sobre cómo mejorar el cuidado de los niños. Esperamos realizar más talleres con los cuidadores en los siguientes meses con el fin de promover el desarrollo integral de los niños más allá de su asistencia a las actividades del Centro.

Los planes para abrir el nuevo “Yo quiero, yo puedo” Centro de Desarrollo en la comunidad cercana de Panales ya están en marcha. Hemos fortalecido nuestros contactos con las autoridades del gobierno local y esperamos abrir el Centro para los primeros meses del 2011.

¡Agradecemos su apoyo continúo!

Caretakers accompany their children at the center
Caretakers accompany their children 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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