9000 indigenous kids will "learn by playing"

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Support the preservation of Yaqui and Mayo languages, two ethnic groups from Sonora, Mexico, and over 9000 kids will learn and practice their mother tongue helped by their bilingual mentors

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

When an ethnic group starts losing their language, they begin to lose their identity too and soon the culture is dead, causing sometimes social problems (drugs, alcoholism, gangs). This is why in our program learning by playing we support different ethnic groups in the preservation of the language starting with little kids, we have done 6 articles as didactic material that help the bicultural mentors, to teach the kids their maternal language with the goal of preserving their cultural identity.

How will this project solve this problem?

With the elaboration of this didactic material the native teachers will have a tool that's going to help them to carry on programs for the preservation of the yaqui and mayo languages and also the entire society will have a view of these cultures.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project is going to provide 257 schools with didactic materials that will help them to participate in the XXI century without loosing their important heritage.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $690

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 $690 .  The original project funding goal was $10,000.

Additional Documentation

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


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Thanks to 20 donors like you, a total of $690 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. 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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Project Leader

Maria Inmaculada Puente Andres

Hermosillo, Sonora Mexico

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