The psychology and family services departments have worked together to provide all children with sessions in a structured and supportive environment to explore the emotional impact that the earthquake had on them.
Psychologists have worked with preschool, primary, and secondary school children in Miacatlán with various age-appropriate activities that help children easily understand why earthquakes happen, what to do in the event of an earthquake, and the emotions that could arise during or after surviving an earthquake. Relaxation techniques to help address stress have also been taught.
The coordinator of the “Chicas Poderosas” program – our female empowerment youth group – has been supporting our high school girls, touching on issues of emotional health and stress following impactful events like a natural disaster.
Our priority is the emotional and mental health of our children, and these sessions and activities will continue in all areas of our home so that we can ensure a complete and stable system of support as our family moves on from the jarring events of the September 2018 natural disaster.
From a young age, Hortencia had always enjoyed studying. Entering NPH Mexico gave her the platform she needed to progress in her education. She performed well at school and she endeared herself to her classmates and teachers. Her dream is to have a career, get ahead in life and support her family.
Metlatónoc does not have many opportunities for girls and women to gain an education and go to school. Girls continue to be sold to marry much older men or be exchanged for cattle. There are also no medical services in that region, leaving town’s population having to travel for four hours to be treated for just basic ailments. Today Hortencia has a long-term life project, just like the 650 boys, girls and young people that NPH Mexico cares for and attends to.
Hortencia is living out experiences that are transforming her life. She is now 18 years old and lives at Casa Buen Señor in Cuernavaca, where she has access to health services and protection and support of NPH so she can achieve her dreams. “Living at NPH is very different from the life I led with my family, because here there are more activities that promote my physical and intellectual development. It gives me great joy that my brother, four years older than me and who is also at NPH, moved to the NPH university home in Monterrey in August 2021, where he studies engineering. What a great opportunity for him and for all the family!” says Hortencia.
“Now I am studying the first semester at high school. I have many friends and I want to make an effort in my studies and go to university like my brother. My dream is to be an architect. I am passionate about drawing and I want to take advantage of this opportunity that they offer me. I never imagined that I could achieve my dreams.
“I am very happy!” affirms Hortencia, with her famous beautiful smile.
We'd like to sahre with our friends and donors the fundamental values that have guided the family of NPH México since 1954..
At NPH-Mexico we strive to create a loving and safe environment for children and adolescents from situations of extreme vulnerability by providing them with a home where they are provided with food, clothing, sports, cultural activitiesand medicalcare.
At NPH-Mexico we focus on providing educational programs, vocational training and other support services that equip our youth to earn a living wage and secure a first job with dignity. The key result is the achievement of financial independence, autonomy and a caring and responsible character.
An NPH education embodies a holistic approach that empowers students to reach their God-given potential in mind, spirit and body. Guided by Christian values, NPH homes and schools offer a variety of quality educational and formational programs that serve individual needs of each and every student. At NPH-Mexicowe commit to educating underprivileged students, we embrace the ideal of continual learning and growth, and strive to prepare our students to be compassionate, productive, and responsible community members.
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