Education for Dreamers (Phase III)

For an education that transforms our realities and contributes to a dignified life for our indigenous peoples.

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What is the objective of the project?

Create a scholarship fund for young indigenous people of the highlands of Chiapas who have no resources to continue their high school and college studies.

What is the opportunity or problem being confronted? Why is it important?
Young people in the region do not have economic opportunities (or schools near their communities) that allow them to study in high school and college. The monthly family income ranges between 20 and 50 dollars, which for an indigenous family makes it almost impossible to send a person to study outside the community as it involves transportation costs, housing, food, and school supplies, among others cost.

How will you achieve the goal?
The donation, with the support of HipGive, will support the scholarship fund which gives a monthly grant to the young people involved in organizational processes for a dignified life and fair, just migration. In addition to the scholarships, we support with computer equipment if the students should require their use for homework, and we do monthly monitoring of their achievements and setbacks in the educational process, in addition to counseling if required.

How will the donor’s contribution impact the success of the project?
The impact is fundamental, because without this we could not afford the monthly expenses of the scholarships and it would be difficult for young scholars to be able to continue their educational processes.

Why it matters?

We walk with the indigenous peoples of the highlands de Chiapas, a region historically excluded in many ways, the possibilities of access to a dignified life are reduced so the choice for hundreds of people is to migrate. Despite that, the young indigenous people stay motivated to continue studying because they see education as a right that contributes to the collective construction of better futures.

When we study the world opens, we learn from others, share experiences and claim our rights, and with them we have more tools to contribute to the construction of a dignified life for our peoples.

We want to contribute to the transformation of unjust realities of the region of the highlands de Chiapas. To study, learn, and share in educational spaces allows the young people to dream of better futures in which they value themselves in order to make way for the construction of a dignified life.

Young people have the right to study, but the material conditions often override this right. Therefore, we believe that it is necessary to help to the right to education so that it does not remain an unfulfilled ideal, we want to make it a reality. It matters because we walk with hope and with firm dreams that life is worth living with dignity and rights.

How will the funds be used?

Donations will be used to cover the costs of food, transportation, school supplies, and school fees of at least twenty indigenous Tzotzil and Tzeltal youth from the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico involved in community organization processes for a dignified life and dignified, just migration. They attend educational spaces that are not in their communities, high school and college courses that are precisely those that are less accessible because of distance and cost.

“With your donation I can continue studying, because I like to study so I can help my family and community.”

“I want to be a lawyer so that I can help our indigenous communities.”

With your donation the young people who have migrated in Mexico and the United States can stay and live the dream of studying in high school and college; for them and studying is the way that opens doors to the transformation of unjust realities.



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Updates

11/30/2016

Queremos agradecer a todas las personas donantes del proyecto Soñadores por la Educación. Estamos a punto de llegar a la meta propuesta de 5,000 dólares.

Nos quedan 3 semanas para seguir con la campaña de recaudación de fondos y cerrar con éxito para que los estudiantes/as logren continuar estudios.

¡Sin duda vamos a lograrlo!



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11/30/2016

Queremos agradecer a todas las personas donantes del proyecto Soñadores por la Educación. Estamos a punto de llegar a la meta propuesta de 5,000 dólares.

Nos quedan 3 semanas para seguir con la campaña de recaudación de fondos y cerrar con éxito para que los estudiantes/as logren continuar estudios.

¡Sin duda vamos a lograrlo!



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Por el derecho a soñar de jóvenes indígenas de Los Altos

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Felicidades por el trabajo de Voces Mesoamericanas y de CIMICH

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Bravo à tous pour ce que vous faites

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Felicidades por el proyecto. Sigan adelante, hacen un trabajo increible.

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Ojala logren el objetivo

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Un apoyo al trabajo transformativo y de impacto de Voces Mesoamericanas. Adelante, seguimos en la lucha cruzando fronteras.

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Abrazos y mucho éxito, espero que logren su meta. Saludos desde Guadalajara

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Excelente labor. Muchas gracias!!!!!

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Que se multiplique y sea fecundo

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Best of luck, sincerely hope you get enough money to go to university

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Bravo ma cherie !!!!

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The team

Vladimir Contreras

John Norman Burstein Wiener

Presidente Honorario de Voces Mesoamericanas

Miguel Paz

Deyanira Clériga Morales

Responsable de programa Autogestión y Organización Indígena Migrante

Lucio Díaz González

Nancy Landa

Programa Acción Colectiva de Niñez y Juventud Migrante

Hermelinda Díaz Shilón

Miguel Angel Pérez Flores

Facilitador en Defensoría y Protección de Derechos de migrantes

Aldo Jorge Ledón Pereyra

Rodrigo Barraza

Construcción de la Ciudadania Comunitaria Trasnacional

Enrique Vidal



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