Vocational guidance for children in Mexico

by Mundo de Talentos A.C.
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Vocational guidance for children in Mexico
Vocational guidance for children in Mexico
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Vocational guidance for children in Mexico
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Mundo de Talentos Report - July 2022

At the end of June, the 40 students of the second generation of Mundo de Talentos graduated! After working with us for two years they received their well-deserved diploma in the presence of their parents, brothers and sisters and guest teachers. On this festive day we looked back on all the adventures and encounters they lived together and we enjoyed a live demonstration of the parkour guest teachers. Our newly grads are excited to continue with the program of Mundo de Talentos Alumni after summer holidays. A few weeks earlier, our alumni Alex and Yamil visited the second-year group to explain about what it means to be an alumni and what kind of activities can be expected from the alumni project.  Alex and Yamil shared their experiences of the past year and invited the students to become active members. Our group of alumni is growing! It’s great to see how involved they are and eager to keep on developing themselves.

Also, during the past three months Mundo de Talentos implemented a pilot in the village Teopisca, at 40 minutes from San Cristóbal de Las Casas, in the Highlands of Chiapas. Our coordinator, Miguel Contreras, worked with 20 very motivated and enthused students of the jr. high school José Antonio Gutiérrez Gutiérrez. All kinds of guest teachers visited the pilot and inspired the students with their passion like biology, social work, jewelry, agronomy psychology and other topics. It was a great success! The students are eager to continue with the program. After evaluating the pilot with the students, their parents and the team of the high school we are excited to share with you that we will kick off officially with Mundo de Talentos in Teopisca with 40 students from September 2022! 

Great news about the expansion of Mundo de Talentos! During the first days of June, we visited Oaxaca de Juárez, the capital of the southern Mexican state called Oaxaca, to meet our new colleagues of Hotel con Corazón and other possible collaborators. We had several inspiring interviews and found a coordinator for the pilot! In September 2022 we will start working together and design the program to be implemented in Oaxaca during September to November. Our first days in Oaxaca were especially pleasant because of the warm welcome we received by Saskia FiselierErica Donkers, Silvana Corres and the rest of the team of Hotel con Corazon! At the end of August we will be back to start preparing for this brand-new initiative.

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Odontology
Odontology

Due to a sudden rise in covid19 cases, we decided to stay at home for two weeks in January. Fortunately, in the beginning of February, we were able to meet again in person. Our students kicked off with the module Technology. Together with waterfront engineer, Jorge Lacruz, of the shipbuilding company Damen they dived into the world of vessels. Jorge is originally from Venezuela and shared his personal experience with the kids. What it is like to work in another country and culture and what kind of skills are needed to be able to fulfil the job of a waterfront engineer. He also emphasized the importance of teamwork. No ship is built without good teamwork! Jorge brought various scale models to the classroom and the students put this into practice right away, with great results! It was great to have a Damen employee in the classroom again. We are grateful for Damen´s ongoing collaboration with Mundo de Talentos.

Also during the Technology module, our first year students met with Ángel José Solís Domínguez, who studies Mechatronic Engineering. He was a source of inspiration and shared with our students how he got to win a 100% scholarship at the university Tec de Monterrey to study a degree in Engineering. Together they dived into the world of mechanical electronics and they discovered how to make a jet propulsion rocket with space aerodynamics! During the last class of the Technology module, our eyes turned green and our minds became more aware. We went to Parque el Encuentro where specialists from Cántaro Azul shared their experiences in Eco-Technologies, water management and ecological alternatives in environmental care. Our students learned about the pH and hardness of the water, observed samples under a microscope and learned about dry toilets. Everything aimed at sustainable environmental management.

In February, Mundo de Talentos took its first steps outside of San Cristóbal de Las Casas. We kicked off with our pilot project in the village of Teopisca in Chiapas! Together with 20 very motivated students of the high school José Antonio Gutierrez and with their parents we started the activities of our program. We are very excited about this new adventure and will evaluate these first steps in May/June. Our goal is to start with a complete group of 40 students in Teopisca in September 2022.

Also during the past few months, we introduced a new module; Innovations! This module aims to bring out creativity in our students and inspire them to think outside of the box. Our second-year students met with guest teacher Juan Carlos Aguilar, from Jaguar Cycles, who produce bicycles and other objects with bamboo. Together they discussed and presented how innovation and creativity are strongly connected and part of their daily lives. The next week, our students met with guest teacher and engineer, Carlos Garcia of Technologías y Energías del SE, who works with solar panels. It was a complete success and very inspiring class! Carlos explained the importance of the use of solar panels how they work and how you install them. Our students learned how to put this into practice right away. After a session of great teamwork, the students were able to test their own solar panels in the sun, with great success!

During the module of Arts and Crafts our first-year students met with Genaro Cruz Moreno and Roberto Francisco Pérez Alcázar of training/beauty centre and barbershop lesc-Glamour. The guest teachers shared their work experience based on the history of barbershops. They emphasized the importance of a good service to guarantee a pleasant experience for the clients and explained more about the costs of running a business. The students learned various techniques in handling combs and scissors. In addition, they studied the anatomy of the head for the use of technical vocabulary in a barbershop.

During these past few months, our first-generation alumni met with some covid-related bad luck and several sessions were cancelled. Fortunately, in March they could continue with their Mundo de Talentos journey, and dived into the world of odontology with dentist Alba Cruz and her team. During this masterclass they learned about the skills that a dentist needs to develop and what kind of study should be completed. During the second part concentration and focus were needed when our alumni made prototypes of teeth! And with the participation of a lab rat, they could observe the cleaning of the mouth.

Last but not least, in March, our students visited the firemen in San Cristóbal de Las Casas!
They learned about the noble work of firefighters, the importance of teamwork, fire management and how to avoid risks at home. The students observed how the truck and the hoses work, and they got to experience how to slide down the fire tube! And during class a notification came through… A grass fire was attended. It was incredible to see the fire man in action and how quickly they respond to the call. Very exciting and inspiring!

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In September, Mundo de Talentos started a new school year, still with some corona-related restrictions and difficulties, but with lots of energy and new modules. The second-year group experimented with design and handicrafts during the Fashion module. They also worked on their perceptions of what is supposed to be male and female and the ethics around these issues during the Gender module. For example, Alberto López, male fashion designer and owner of the brand and shop Kuxul Pok in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, shared his work and life experience with the kids. Alberto has indigenous roots and comes from the village Aldama in the Highlands of Chiapas where he learned the traditional techniques of weaving and brocade. As a youngster he moved to San Cristóbal following his dream and became a very talented textile designer. During the last two Fashion Weeks in New York he was invited to present his work!

On November 11, the Mundo de Talentos Alumni Committee, had the great honour to receive a delegation of 15 ambassadors from the European Union in Mexico who visited San Cristóbal de Las Casas. The event took place at Gallery & Restaurant La Tozi. Together with the staff of La Tozi, the alumni prepared different typical drinks from Chiapas that were served during the evening. In front of the delegation the members of the committee shared their Mundo de Talentos’ experiences and learned about the role of the embassies and the European Union in Mexico. It was a very interesting and interactive evening with great interest and many questions, both from the delegation as from our alumni. We are extremely proud and impressed by how our alumni presented their selves and represented Mundo de Talentos. For our team, the alumni and their involved parents, who were present as well, it was a very special evening that we will not forget!

In September and October we welcomed two new board members! Mexican lawyer Carlos Valencia and Spanish naval engineer Juan Pablo Molina have both followed Mundo de Talentos´ activities during the past years and are happy to contribute to the continuous growth of the project by taking place in the board.

Carlos Valencia Carlos R. Valencia has shown great interest in our project and supported Mundo de Talentos from the side line in various ways. We are very pleased that he is now an official member of our board and that we can intensify our collaboration.

Juan Pablo Molina has been involved in Mundo de Talentos since the start. As a former employee of Damen, he visited our project twice. During the module of Technology, he shared his passion for Naval Engineering as a guest teacher with our students.

In October, we received great news from Chicago. We are very excited to share with you that the IMC Charitable Foundation extended their financial collaboration with Mundo de Talentos for the coming three years with a donation of 75.000 USD!

We are incredibly happy with the ongoing trust and support from the foundation. This long-term collaboration gives us the opportunity to keep on offering our program to hundreds of children in Mexico and to expand, develop and professionalize our organization.

A concrete example of this expansion is that we will introduce our vocational guidance activities to rural area in the state of Chiapas. In February 2022 a pilot will take place in the village Teopisca, 30 minutes from San Cristóbal de Las Casas. It will officially start with 20 high school students with a duration of 4 months. After this initial phase, we will evaluate the process and implement necessary adjustments to start the first official generation with 40 students in September 2022. You can follow the developments of our pilot project in rural area on our new project page on GlobalGiving.

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Dear Friend,

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. 

Best,

Laura Baas, Eleni Asimakopoulos, Miguel Contreras, Norma Malagón, Laila Yunes Jiménez, Luis Calderon Guzmán

 

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Mundo de Talentos Report - April 2021

Due to rising numbers of covid19 infections in Chiapas after the Christmas Holidays, Mundo de Talentos decided to go back to offering digital classes again in January and February of this year. Through WhatsApp and Google Meet sessions, our second-year students practised all kinds of arts like painting, dancing, theatre and drumming. During the last class of the Arts module they met online with a professional singer who invited the children to form an online harmony. Through sessions with employees from the LEGO factory in Monterrey, Mexico, and the Space Observatory in Chile the third-year students learned more about exciting professions like Astronomy and Industrial Engineering.

It was good to keep on meeting online, but we also noticed the fatigue amongst our students of having to attend to virtual classes. For over a year kids have not gone to school in Mexico which has a huge impact on their well-being and the well-being of their families. UNICEF and the Dutch paper NRC wrote about it. It motivates us even more as a team to continue to meet in person with our students!  

Luckily, in March, the state of Chiapas went back to code green in relation to covid19. This made us decide to return to live sessions. The second-year students met with various architects during the module of Architecture and designed maquettes of their own dream houses. This was extra fun because they used LEGO bricks, donated by LEGO! Recently the students kicked off with the module of General Medicine. So far, they met with a psychologist and a veterinarian. The session with the psychologist showed us the importance of this topic in these times. Our students are in need of sharing their emotions and feelings after being at home for such a long time. In the coming weeks they will further explore this module. 

The third-year group is on its way to graduation from Mundo de Talentos. During the last module the students will investigate a topic of personal choice that has their specific interest. Students have decided to explore different styles of architecture, dig into Mexican gastronomy by studying the various sorts of mole (Mexico´s famous traditional meal) and get to know more about the healing power of a locally brew liquor, called pox, among other topics. We will see the results of their investigations at the end of April during the Mundo de Talentos Talentos Fair. May 15th will be a special day! After participating in our program for almost three years, the first generation of Mundo de Talentos students will receive their diploma during the Mundo de Talentos Graduation Ceremony.

In June, after graduation, we will inaugurate the Mundo de Talentos Alumni Project. After three years of learning about all kinds of professions, while practising various soft skills, Mundo de Talentos will continue to offer workshops and activities. This way the alumni will continue to develop themselves and will stay involved. This group of alumni will grow bigger and bigger during the coming years.

Normally we visit public schools in San Cristóbal de Las Casas to invite new students. Due to the pandemic this is not possible. So, before we say goodbye to our third-year students, they helped us to make a video inviting a new generation to participate in Mundo de Talentos!

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Mundo de Talentos A.C.

Location: San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas - Mexico
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Laura Baas
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