We hope you had a lovely summer! After a well-deserved break, the team of Mundo de Talentos is preparing a new exciting program for its students. We can’t wait to see them in September!
Last school year has been a challenge for our students, their families, guest teachers and our team. But we are happy to share with you how we have been able to keep on offering live classes during the pandemic. Lot’s of activities were organised, and we celebrated special moments together before summer holidays.
At the end of April, our third-year students participated in the Mundo de Talentos´ Talent Fair. During the last module of their 2,5 year-program, they investigated a profession or career that had their specific interest. Guest teachers coached the students accomplishing their investigations during four sessions of hard work and questioning. On the day of the Talent Fair they presented their investigations in the presence of their families, who were impressed by the results, presentation skills and creativity! The public learned about robotics, Mexican gastronomy, the traditional liquor Posh and its medicinal use in the Highlands of Chiapas, among other topics.
In June Mundo de Talentos welcomed this group of graduates to the Mundo de Talentos Alumni Project. The alumni will participate in more activities focussed on their personal development related to study subjects and future possibilities. During the first session, an Organizational Committee of six alumni, was formed. From August 2021, they will get together once a month with their tutor to work on organizing inspiring masterclasses for their fellow Mundo de Talentos Alumni.
Our second-year students ended their school year with the module of Social Science. With the educators of Educreando A.C. our students learned about how to get organized as a group and defend collective water resources in the neighbourhood. During another session the students reflected on gender stereotypes of various professions together with a pedagogue and sexologist. What about a female mechanic or soldier or a male dancer or stylist? How do you see this and what does it have to do with our own culture and history? Are we able to change these notions?
The last session with this group consisted of a festive closure, celebrated in the presence of their families in the beautiful park El Encuentro. All participants made a piece of art of natural materials through which personal messages of gratitude to Mundo de Talentos were expressed.
Our 2020-2021 educational cycle has ended with these moving and inspiring last sessions, which leaves us with great expectations for this new school year. We are excited to be initiating a new generation of students in September and hopeful to have to deal with less covid19-related restrictions.
In order to guarantee the positive implementation of our program with 100 students during this new cycle, we are open to explore new financial collaborations. As a private person and supporter of Mundo de Talentos, please do consider the option of becoming a recurrent donor through GlobalGiving.
For example, with your 10 USD monthly donation we can cover costs for workshop materials for 20 students. 25 USD covers costs for the monthly excursion of a whole group and a 50 USD monthly donation enables full participation of one student. The amount for recurring donations is up to you and we are extremely grateful for every new donor that we can welcome.
We wish you a great start after summer holidays and will keep you informed about our new activities.
Laura Baas, Eleni Asimakopoulos, Miguel Contreras, Norma Malagón, Laila Yunes Jiménez, Luis Calderon Guzmán