In IDEAS Ch’ieltik we contribute to the well-being and
integral development of indigenous youth in the state of Chiapas. Our goal is
to create conditions for them to take center stage and have a voice within
their communities, through training, cultural and artistic workshops.
Our work is carried out in 5 microregions located in
Los Altos and La Selva chiapaneca, where communities with the lowest Human
Development Index are located. The activities are facilitated by the “Semillero
Team”, young indigenous educators who carry out direct work in the communities,
from the Mayan, tsteltal, tsotsil and tojolabal cultures.
Today at IDEAS Ch’ieltik we seek your support to
strengthen young indigenous women in Chiapas through sport.
In Chiapas, women’s conditions are limited in access
to education, health and recreation. Women from an early age should participate
in the work of home care and are prepared for the fulfillment of the role of
being mothers. This situation affects the high rates of teenage pregnancy and
marital unions at an early age, a phenomenon that in many cases arises from
negative cultural practices such as the sale of girls and adolescents, the
normalization of sexual abuse and gender inequality.
That is why, we find in sport a tool that improves
development and physical well-being, also strengthens leadership, teamwork and
companionship. However, the access of young indigenous women in Chiapas is
conditioned by the lack of public spaces to practice it, not to mention that in
basketball or in any other sport the presence of men predominates.
To achieve our goal of empowering more than 50
indigenous young women, we need to form basketball teams and provide them with
professional sports advice to increase their skills. In addition to the
acquisition of the necessary sports equipment and the rehabilitation of the
courts in community and school spaces within the regions of Los Altos and La
Selva, in Chiapas.
With your donation we will continue
to strengthen the indigenous youth of Chiapas, your contribution is very
more about our work in:
Artruro Garcia Torres Delgadillo
Diana Flores Ortiz
Rosa MAria Catalá
Deyanira Martinez Cordero
Francisco Javier Chapa Castro
Carlos Meza Lavaniegos
Norma Ines Barreiro
Pilar y Jonathan Woolley
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