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Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Huehuetoca, Mexico

Child Sponsorship Report 2011, from Huehuetoca, Mexico

A child sponsorship report from Huehuetoca, Mexico. Written in 2011.

Dear friend:

Since February, it is for me a great honor to be part of  SOS Children's Villages Huehuetoca, holding the position of Program Director.

On the other hand, it is a pleasure to inform you about the first semester most important activities of the 12 families living in the SOS Village during year.

First, I would like to tell you that all children and youth have been very responsible with their studies; therefore, in the Easter holidays they enjoyed the vacation they deserved. All children and adolescents in the village had the opportunity to go to Tlacotlalpico resort where they had a lot of fun and could practice their swimming lessons. They really enjoyed it.

School holidays began in April. As a reward for the excellent grades obtained by most children, we went to watch the procession of Christ performance that takes place every year near the church. The children were excited and observed with admiration the performance. Back to the Village there were those who asked for its meaning. It was one of the aunts who, with his skills as storyteller, told a beautiful story about the Passion of Jesus she used to attend in her hometown. The explanation was so clear that the children were satisfied by the story.

We also had the opportunity to go to the Zacango Zoo, located in the State of Mexico. Once there, 50 children and youth had fun getting to know species of animals that do not exist in their hometown and that are in danger of extinction. Our visit to the park made the children be aware of the importance of environment preservation.

Regarding the training of SOS mothers, we have had workshops on Sexuality and AIDS education provided by the Organization "Casa de la Sal" with which we have a collaboration agreement. The support group for SOS mothers of children with Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity is still having regular meetings. In this group mothers have learned strategies to support their children in academic, social and family issues. They have also developed empathy while working with other mothers living the same experiences.

Once again, I deeply appreciate your generous support provided directly or indirectly to the Huehuetoca SOS Children's Village and the 107 children and adolescents living in it.

Sincerely,
Lic. Elías Cabrera Chapina
SOS Children’s Village Huehuetoca Director