What We Do

Children of Mexico cooperates with local organizations because they know best what is required to improve the living conditions in their communities. We do not do their tasks, but provide support that helps them achieve their goals. We only support organizations with a methodology based on empowering principles, not on assistential work or charity. Children of Mexico believes that Mexican organizations should not depend on foreign donations. They must mobilize local resources and eventually become locally sustainable.

 

  • It’s only a year ago that Fernando, with the help of CANICA, at the age of 12, could attend school. Until then he had to sell in the streets. He turns out to be a fast learner. He is in the 3 grade by now and has a dream. He wants to become an architect

 

Projects

Proninos de la Calle

 

Educational Model Street to Hope

 

General objective
To ensure that 30 children and young people stop living on the streets, choosing an option for a dignified life.

 

Specific goal
To serve 120 children and youth in all programs.
That at least 12 young people  attend the Transition Program for an Independent Living.

 

Impact
135 children and youth as direct beneficiaries during the runtime of the project.
25 families as indirect beneficiaries during the runtime of the project.

 

Link: http://www.childrenofmexico.net/towards-hopeful-situation/

 

 

Life option 2007

 

General objective
To empower children leave the streets and guide/support them throughout the entire process from their current situation to a stable home.

 

Specific goal
Follow up the children who decided for a new Life Option and the ones who haven’t finished it yet.
Provide aid and support the children & children’s’ families throughout the process.

 

Impact
127 children and youth as direct beneficiaries during the runtime of the project.
25 families as indirect beneficiaries during the runtime of the project.

 

Link: http://www.childrenofmexico.net/pageone-with-sub/proninos/life-option-2007/

 

 

Day Center 2006

 

General objective
To empower children leave the streets by offering them structure, security, care and growing opportunities at the day centre.

 

Specific goal
Allow children to involve in activities that stimulate hygienic, nutrition and responsibility

 

Impact
941 children as direct beneficiaries during the runtime of the project.
23 families as indirect beneficiaries during the runtime of the project.

 

Link: http://www.childrenofmexico.net/pageone-with-sub/proninos/day-center-2006/

 

 

FamilyCare Program

General objective

To monitor formerly treated cases in 2015 and address new cases.

 

 

Specific goal

Specific Objective 1.- To strengthen protective factors in children and adolescents.

Specific Objective 2 .- To increase emotional and social skills in family members to strengthen family bonds.

Specific Objective 3.- To continue strengthening intervention strategies at the Families Care Program through analysis of each case with clinical and psychoeducational approach.

 

Impact

Number of beneficiaries (direct and indirect) Direct Beneficiaries :

Children                                              24

Youth                                                   17

Girls                                                     18

Indirect beneficiaries Parents        35

Total                                                    94

 

 

 

Ayuda y Solidaridad

 

Sowing Capacities (2009-10)

 

General objective
To empower entrepreneurship within young girls and introduce them to a more sustainable/healthy life regarding nutrition. Improve their environmental, physical and emotional well-being.

 

Specific goal
Provide young girls with the knowledge on self-production of healthy food.
Generate consciousness regarding gender rights.

 

Impact
100 girls who are direct beneficiaries at Ayuda y Solidaridad during the runtime of the project.

 

Link: http://www.childrenofmexico.net/pageone-with-sub/ayuda-y-solidaridad/

 

 

 

IEPAAC:Rural Youth Platform (2011-2012)

 

General objective
Contribute to the development of technical and human capacities of the indigenous youth in Yucatan by promoting education, stimulating the use of recreational spaces and programs (e.g. sports) and stimulate the participation in public and business workshops.

 

Specific goal
Ensure 18 stations of the 8 municipalities have appropriate recreational, cultural and artistic areas.
Promote the participation in youth networks.

 

Impact
A 25% decrease in school desertion in 2017 in the selected municipalities.

 

Link: http://www.childrenofmexico.net/pageone-with-sub/71-2/rural-youth-plataform-2011-12

 

 

CANICA

 

School is First (2006)

 

General objective
To offer attention and guidance to children that experience difficulties regarding school attendance. The main goal is to keep them in school and off the streets.  

 

Specific goal
b. Introduce children to educational programs and emphasize the importance of education so they will choose school above the street life

 

Impact
99 girls and 130 boys as direct beneficiaries in the runtime of the project
101 parents as indirect beneficiaries in the runtime of the project.

 

 

School is First (2008)

 

General objective
To offer (financial) support and guidance to children that experience difficulties regarding school attendance. The main goal is to keep them in school and off the streets. 

 

Specific goal
Visit schools to directly support the participating children, teachers and pupils. Also to obtain information regarding the development of the project.
Guide families throughout the process of the (re) entrance to school of their child(ren).

 

Impact
56 children as direct beneficiaries obtaining a scholarship during the runtime of the project.

 

 

School is First (2009-2010)

 

General objective
To offer (financial) support and guidance to children that experience difficulties regarding school attendance. The main goal is to keep them in school and off the streets. 

 

Specific goal
Provide children aged 3 to 6 with a better foundation and help them complete their education.
Guide and support families throughout the process of the (re) entrance to school of their child(ren)

 

Impact
370 children and youth as direct beneficiaries during the runtime of the project.

 

 

A working kitchen for CANICA, 2014

 

General objective
Raise parent’s and children’s awareness about nutrition and health.

 

Specific goal
Help CANICA create a kitchen to teach healthy cooking and thus, stimulate healthier lifestyles.

 

 

 

FAI VALLADOLID

 

Ludotecas FAI (2006-07)

 

General objective
Help FAI equip 5 working centres where they execute their activities with 250 Maya children and their parents, with the main objective to keep children participating and attract new pupils.

 

Specific goal
b. Provide equipment, educational materials (chairs e.g.), so FAI can continue their programs.
c. Inform children and parents on human rights, nutrition and recreational activities among others, as a result, the community will experience personal growth regarding e.g. problem solving.

 

Impact
420 children and 175 parents as direct beneficiaries during the runtime of the project.

 

 

Children’s Right to Health (2008)

 

General objective
Inform children and parents on health and personal rights matters.

 

Specific goal

 

Provide solutions to improve / develop personal health and the community environment

 

Impact
216 girls and 214 boys aged 6 to 16 as direct beneficiaries during the runtime of the project.

 

 

Children’s Right to Speak (2009-2010)

 

General objective
Promote the value of the indigenous culture and language, as well as inform the indigenous community on their linguistic rights.

 

Specific goal
Strengthen the link between indigenous children and their family.
Empower the indigenous community by emphasizing on their history, rights and value

 

Impact
218 girls and 216 boys aged 6 to 16 and 150 parents as direct beneficiaries during the runtime of the project.

 

 

 

PROYECTO ESTELA

 

General objective
Improve the education of many children living in the rural towns of Mexico and encourage vulnerable citizens to find solutions to their problems without the help of the government (independency).

 

Specific goal
Financially support the educational and informative programs directed to the community.
Create workshops and programs that give communities access to art and culture.
Help building a community centre that will provide several educational programs directed to the community, in order to encourage their interest in art, music, books etc.

 

Impact
The entire San Agustín Tlaxiaca community located in Hilago as direct beneficiaries during the runtime of the project.

 

 

Sin Cera Ser

 

General objective
Help / guide children and families that have been abused in any sort of way obtain skills to process their experiences and transform the way they feel, think and live. 

 

Specific goal
Provide several educational programs (preventive, social, therapeutic e.g.) to inform and guide the participants.

 

 

Annual Reports

2015

 

2014

 

2013 

 

2012

2011

2010