Mexico: Crescencio Morales

Crescencio Morales's Community News

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families. These are a few of the areas we focused on in the past year: 2018

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • More than 300 students learned about communicating with their families and preventing addiction. And 745 parents took part in a workshop about nurturing their children and being involved in their lives.
  • Children are cared for by their parents. By providing training and a support network, 226 parents were encouraged to raise their children using positive and nonviolent discipline.
  • Students rally for peace. Some 1,200 children led a march for peace where they promoted coexistence and harmony.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • Girls and boys are getting more exercise through sports. In all, 315 children are participating in organized sports events put on by the youth groups to promote healthy habits and exercise.
  • Students are safer from drug abuse. Some 621 youth learned about the dangers of drug abuse and support for those who need it.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • More children are learning to read and write. Reading rooms were built in 6 schools enabling 720 students to develop reading skills through creative after-school learning activities
  • Teachers were trained to use engaging and creative educational methods to help students learn outside the classroom.

Love of God and Neighbors

Children and families are growing spiritually, local churches are strengthened to demonstrate Christ's love in practical ways, and people are living at peace with their neighbors.

  • We partnered with churches and faith leaders in programs and activities to make sure children's spiritual development was supported.
  • More children learn about God's love for them. In all, 200 children learned Christian values through stories and theater at a camp led by local churches and schools.
  • Children are safe in a community that knows their rights. A group of 70 volunteers learned to monitor and report violations of children's rights.

Because World Vision believes in a holistic community development approach, the statements and numbers above, recorded at a point in time, reflect not only our aspirational goals for these communities but are based on all children within the community that benefitted from the specific activity that's identified. Together, in partnership with you, we will work to make these goals a reality.

Crescencio Morales

current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.

The needs in Crescencio Morales, Mexico

In September 2017, two high-magnitude earthquakes hit 10 states in Mexico, affecting thousands and leaving hundreds dead. On top of this, multiple hurricanes and tropical storms hit various regions, weakening already-vulnerable communities. We responded with relief like food, water, and damage repair. Your support helped us create dozens of Child-Friendly Spaces, havens of childhood where kids’ physical and emotional needs can be met during trauma. Violence toward women and gender inequality in the workplace are pervasive problems that we’re addressing with programs to transform harmful attitudes. Half of Mexico’s population is impoverished, although each year the poverty rate falls steadily. Keeping children in school and encouraging stable home lives goes a long way toward breaking cycles of poverty. Despite the terrible events from natural disasters this year, the Mexican people joined together as brothers and sisters to show love and empathy for their affected neighbors. Our programs are strengthening leadership among adolescents and advocacy participation among children, and we’re seeing kids lead the way in transforming their communities. Your support is giving kids capacity to love and serve their vulnerable neighbors just like they’ve been loved and served.

Life cycle of a sponsorship community

World Vision has been in this community for 19 years.
Crescencio Morales, Mexico is in Phase 3

PHASE 1: Years 1-3

  • Listen to desires and concerns of community leaders
  • Partnership with community begins
  • Outline needs and resources
  • Child sponsorship begins

PHASE 2: Years 4-9

  • Community members equipped and empowered to bring change to their own lives
  • Children benefit from life-changing projects
  • Community embraces project ownership

PHASE 3: Years 10-close

  • Years of hard work continues to transform lives
  • Community self-sufficiency grows
  • A sustainable plan for the future is determined
  • World Vision leaves

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