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“Workshops for the prevention of oral diseases”

“Workshops for the prevention of oral diseases”

In June we began visits to friendly organizations to carry out workshops on oral hygiene. Chantiik Taj Tajinkutik AC, was the first to receive the talk about the importance of oral health. Karen Torres, dentist surgeon and intern who works with us taught them the importance of oral hygiene and prevention.

Young people attentive to the correct brushing technique for their oral hygiene.

8 cleanings were made to the young people who needed it the most

New operational direction

New operational direction

We are very happy to welcome Corinne Pierre-Louis (whom we call Coco). Coco joined the Amigos de San Cristóbal team as operational director this June 17. Coco was born in Canada and is of Haitian origin. She speaks French, English, Spanish (written and spoken).

She has worked on issues of emotional intelligence, midwifery, gender, herbalism, popular credit and development. In addition, she has experience in rural development projects, access of women to humanized health services in Chiapas, program administration and emotional intelligence.

We are sure that Coco will deposite all her energy and experience so that we can improve and advance as an organization.

Welcome!
If you wish to contact her, you can do so at the following email address: direccion@amigosdesc.org

Delivery of trees to the team Búhos de San Cristóbal

Delivery of trees to the team Búhos de San Cristóbal

For the second year in a row, we joined the reforestation campaign that the Cuenca del Valle de Jovel holds for the year. In 2018, one million trees were planted. On this occasion, 130 trees were delivered to the BSC Flag Football. Among the trees that were delivered are the Thunder, Mexican Maple, Liquidambar and Nok (also known as Aile), these last species were granted by the Ecosur – El Colegio de la Frontera Sur and #Albarrada, to whom we also thank for their valuable work.

Forum “The education of vulnerable children in San Cristóbal de Las Casas: a collective solution”

Forum “The education of vulnerable children in San Cristóbal de Las Casas: a collective solution”

On May 22, 2019, was held the forum “The education of vulnerable children in San Cristóbal de Las Casas: a collective solution”, a space for dialogue between different sectors of society.

As speakers we had the presence of Jennifer Haza Gutiérrez, general director of Melel Xojobal A.C. ; Kathia Loyzaga Dávila Madrid, consultant for civil society organizations, Miriam Guadalupe Aguilar Trujillo, executive secretary of the Integrated Protection System for Girls, Boys and Adolescents of San Cristóbal de Las Casas and Alfredo Ruanova Ortega, Special General Visitor for Children and Adolescents attention.


-What is the central concern regarding working children?
-That they work?
-That they do it in a situation of exploitation?
-The lack of guarantee of their rights?
-That they do not go to school? What role does the destructuring of families have in all this? And the institutions? And the society in general?
-What happens when they combine work, studies and free time and they feel that the work they do is a way to support their families and they feel proud to be working adolescents?
-What are the systems of protection for children? -What resources of this kind do we have in our city?
-Why do we often not allow children to participate and give their opinion on issues that affect them?
-How can we become active citizen observers and defend the rights of these children?

-What changes have there been in the protection law in reference to these issues? The situation that these children live is it the sole concern of their families or it is the responsibility of all?
-To what extent are their lives marked by structural conditions of poverty and neglect?
-How can we organize ordinary people to protect the rights of these young people?
-What actions can be carried out?                             

These and other questions were put on the table.  Hopefully this space serves to make the problem visible and so that when a child comes to sell us crafts or a kilo of tomato in the market we treat them with respect, remembering that he or she is also a subject of rights and that we cannot make invisible a reality that is obvious: many children are working in our streets and in what conditions they do it, in some way, is everyone’s responsibility.

1st Race “Corriendo por San Cristóbal”

1st Race “Corriendo por San Cristóbal”

On Sunday, May 12, 2019, we held the first race of 5-km women’s and men’s category, benefiting different education, health and sustainable development projects financed by our foundation.

We appreciate the enthusiasm of the 130 runners; families and sponsors.  Thanks to their participation we managed to raise $ 14,000 pesos plus a prize pool of $ 6,500.

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