Aug 29, 2019

Summer at 2019 the Club de Ninos y Ninas CDMX

We had a great summer at the Club de Niños y Niñas de Tecamac y Ecatepec!

 

The last two months have been very productive and fun. We had our first summer course in which boys and girls used their time to perform different activities that allowed them to learn about different areas whilst forming new friendships. Our Boys and Girls were very active during the summer and are now motivated to return to school and their daily activities with great enthusiasm and energy.

 

Summer Art Program

Creativity is a skill that must be encouraged in the community. The innate talent of Boys and Girls surfaced in surprising ways in the workshops of Create & Express, and LiberArte, programs that through painting, handcrafts, drawing and dance allowed Boys and Girls to explore their imagination and express themselves through art.

From crafts with recycled materials to plays, all participants were able to use their mind and body to recognize their emotions, feelings and desires. Everyone stood out in different workshops and we are proud to say that they boosted their social skills by being in constant contact with their classmates.

 

Kids Kung Fu: Focus, Self-Defense, Goal-Setting, Confidence

Kung fu has to do with the physical and mental skills, the Boys and Girls learned that this sport is based on Chinese philosophy and is about improving wisdom, so while they were doing the movements well, they also behaved respectfully with the space and other people. 

The Boys and Girls registred in this workshop showed a great ability to learn quickly and they showed great interest in continueing to learn. Although fluid movements are complicated at first, all the Boys and Girls were interested in improving their skills and that helped them move forward during the workshop. Likewise, they were able to create a greater bond with their peers by performing group activities that involved following and guiding others.

 

Green Classroom Ideas for Environmentally Conscious Learning

By creating objects with recycled materials, Boys and Girls were able to develop their imagination and creativity by making things like lava lamps and robotic hands with cardboard. Everyone showed interest in exploring beyond the workshop and brought ideas from home to do at the Club, so they were always busy creating amazing things they could use in their daily lives.

 

Annual Gala CAMEXA 2019

The Mexican-German Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Annual Gala in order to promote high level networking. This year donations will be destined to the Club de Niños y Niñas de la Ciudad de México y Estado de México.We are very grateful with the partners' generosity and are sure that this will bring us a step closer to our goal, helping more kids from our community in fulfilling their dreams. If you want to be part of this gala and contribute a little more to our Club you can request information at: a.castillo@ahkmexiko.com.mx

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Jun 3, 2019

OUR FIRST 250 MEMBERS

Yoga time
Yoga time

OUR FIRST 250 MEMBERS ON THE WAY TO DISCOVERING THEIR DREAMS

 We are so grateful to be able to share with all of you the great things that have been happening in our Club in the past 2 months.

With the arrival of our full-time Clinical Psychologist we have finally completed our highly motivated and committed team of staff members and were able to increase the number of Kids attending to 250.

Having attended the Club regularly since January we have seen an important and positive change in our Kids.

 

BEHAVIOURAL CHANGES OBSERVED

Growing up in one of the most violent areas of Mexico our Kids have learnt to control their aggressive behaviour and are becoming more and more kind and caring individuals that treat their guides and fellow Club kids with more respect.

Building a feeling of confidence and trust in their guides has enabled our Kids to open up more and more each day. They are finally able to share their problems and fears with staff members that are highly trained to help them as much as possible.

 

FUTURE ATHLETES AND ARTISTS

 Through programmes such as Yoga, Art and Theatre sessions they are able to connect to their emotions and learn to express themselves in a safe environment.

Every day their horizon is broadened in the Club and the Kids are becoming more and more aware of the vast opportunities that lie ahead of them attending the Club.

We are all very proud of one of our Girls that came second in the National Club de Niños y Niñas Art Competition with her beautiful drawing of “Why do I love my Club”.

Our athletics team, in a very short period of time, has managed to increase their fitness levels and speed to such an extent that the team was invited to participate in a Fundraising Run next month raising money for their own Club in the process.

 

GIRLS AS FUTURE LEADERS

 On the 20th of May, 6 of our girls were invited to attend the National Forbes Conference for Powerful Women. They all got the chance to stand on the stage in front of hundreds of top female business leaders. The girls had all prepared wonderful speeches telling everyone attending the conference why they, coming out of one of the most dangerous communities in Mexico, are powerful girls ready to make a change in their community and country.

These 6 girls represent the positive change that has taken place in the Club and the community. Suddenly these 250 kids have something to hope for in their lives.

They can all become great at whatever they choose to become.

And with your continuous generous help you can make it possible that in June we can accept the next 200 kids into our Club. To continue changing a community as a whole into one of hope and success.

Forbes foro
Forbes foro

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Mar 4, 2019

Grand Inauguration of Club de Ninos y Ninas

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

February 15, 2019 marked a long-anticipated day for the Club de Niños y Niñas CDMX & Estado de México with the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the new state-of-the-art Club Tecamac/Ecatepec. Boys and girls from the Club, community representatives, member families, donors and strategic partners were witnesses to a dream becoming a reality: a safe haven for the children of Tecamac/Ecatepec, one of the most violent and problematic communities in Mexico.

Thanks to the tireless efforts of many, we were able to open doors to bright futures to our first 200 members mid-January and will eventually serve 2000 children in a community marred by marred by violence, a high incidence of drug abuse, and a lack of economic opportunities. Children between the ages of 6-18 years old now have a safe place to learn and grow and participate in fun afterschool activities when school is out. The mission of the Club is to enable young people, especially those that need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.  

Rick Goings, Executive Chairmann TupperwareBrands, Alejandro Fernandez, Secretary of Education, Enrique Jacob, Secretary of Economic Development, Mariela Gutierrez, Mayor of Tecamac; the National Club de Niños y Niñas President Mauricio Mier and members of the Executive Committee and local board were honored guests at the event.

The Club includes a 4500m2 construction offering several buildings that house educational rooms, a library, arts and music studios, dance and martial arts center, teen center, an outdoor theater, multipurpose courts, a full-sized gym and soccer field. Capital campaign leaders began raising funds for the new Club in 2016, with the goal of serving as many vulnerable kids, often, and with maximum impact. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBkvooSnaGQ

THE FIRST 200 MEMBERS JOINED JANUARY 16

We are so excited to start this new chapter!

 Through afterschool activities including homework help, sports, the arts, , character and leadership building as well as targeted youth programs our Club mentors have started engaging our newest members to discover their talents, lead healthy lifestyles and avoid risky behaviors. Clubs play an important role in providing a safe space to exercise, compete in team sports and establish lifelong friendships. Members are encouraged to graduate from ‘preparatoria’ with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.

As we initiate operations, we continue to rely on your support to help equip the Club with furniture and materials. Please consider donating TODAY.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Rick Goings, Chairman Tupperware Brands
Rick Goings, Chairman Tupperware Brands
Educational Building
Educational Building
Overview playground, arches and gym
Overview playground, arches and gym
Excited kids
Excited kids

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