|Desarrollo Integral de la Juventud Oaxaquena (DIJO) in Oaxaca|
DIJO, an AVSI-Network local partner, is a community organization that runs activities in four centers in poor neighborhoods around the city of Oaxaca (southern Mexico). After-school programs include remedial lessons, recreation, arts and sports that provide crucial support to children along their personal and educational paths.
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Origin and History
Desarrollo Integral de la Juventud Oaxaqueña (DIJO) is a non-governmental association which is part of the AVSI international network. Since 1993, DIJO has developed programs directed towards the education of children, youth and families in and around the city of Oaxaca. The main objective of the organization is to support the full development of children, youth and their families living in situations of poverty and marginalization. DIJO offers services in the fields of education, nutrition and health, and psychological counseling.
DIJO tackles many problems regarding teh education of young people. These problems grow out of an environment marked by the vulnerability of the child, adolescent, and youth. While offering counseling and tutoring to children in need, DIJO builds on these children's strengths and also addresses the sources of their problems by involving parents and teachers, and by reinforcing the relationships that form the basis of the social, intellectual and affective development of the child.
Program Areas and Activities
DIJO provides these services through the five existing educational centers in each of the neighborhoods where DIJO works.
The hope is that activities carried out directly with the children will contribute to overall family well-being.
Additional DIJO Resources
Opportunity - A Unique Giving Program to Share in the Adventure of Life
Download the Evaluation "Growing Together"
February 10, 2011 - Good Things Happening in Mexico!