A PREVENTATIVE EDUCATION
THAT ALLOWS FOR BETTER DECISION MAKING
THROUGH LIFE.

EDUCATION STRATEGIC LINE

IT IS SAID THAT DICTION MAKES SPEAKING POSSIBLE, BUT ADDICTION MAKES IT IMPOSSIBLE.

Throughout our preventative education program, our aim is for young people 11 – 15yrs to learn positive ways of achieving self-knowledge and self-control through which they can express themselves and therefore be able to take the best decisions in their lives, no matter what circumstances they are facing. Within this preventative education program, psychologists work with teachers, students and parents, focusing on the transition into adulthood; we aim to help young people mature into responsible and productive leaders.

t the start of each school year, 2143 students from six Junior High schools, are evaluated with the POSIT method. A method endorsed by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), POSIT stands for: Problem Oriented Screening Instrument for Teenagers. Seven areas of adolescent life are evaluated:

  1. Alcohol and substance abuse
  2. Mental health
  3. Family relationships
  4. Peer relationships
  5. Education level
  6. Career interest
  7. Aggressive / criminal behavior

This evaluation allows for a better understanding of our young people and permits us to identify areas of opportunity where we can work with them and guide them. It enables us to provide them with the best possible opportunities, so that they may improve their quality of life, and more importantly, continue their studies to become the new leaders that México needs. This test has a 91% accuracy rate.

Evaluated students

2,138 / 100%

STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AT RISK

193 / 9.02%

Evaluated students

2,103 / 100%

STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AT RISK

185 / 8.80%

TEACHER TRAINGING PROGRAM: “THE ROAD TO IMPROVEMENT”

The most important building blocks in education are teachers. We support teachers by enhancing their skills, providing them with teaching material for use in the classroom. This leads to continual improvement in teaching, a more confident communication with students and allows teachers to develop additional approaches to education that, as a result, encourages the student to develop their own life plan.

Workshops given in six Junior High schools in Tequila:

WORKSHOP TITLE SESSIONS ATTENDEES PARTICIPANTS
Personal Relationships485Junior High teachers and directors
Assertive Communication485Junior High teachers and directors
On Hand Teaching475Junior High teachers and directors
Adolescent Guidance in the Classroom475Junior High teachers and directors
Emotional Intelligence in the Classroom475Junior High teachers and directors
Anatomy of an Adolescent Brain129Junior High teachers and directors
Total:21424

EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY

Through unity comes strength. Teamwork has permitted the foundation to participate within the educational community, supporting faculty employees in their teaching careers, and working together to achieve the objectives set out in “The Road to Improvement” Program in the new educational model.

MEETING WITH DIRECTORS AND SUPERVISORS OF JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS IN TEQUILA

Junior High school: General Cenobio Sauza, Junior High school: Fco. Javier Sauza, Junior High school: Luis Navarro and Junior High school: Roberto Ruiz Rosales

MEETING TOPICS
1Annual foundation report and video presentation.
2Presentation of the Project “Readers’ Convention” to be given in six Junior High schools
3Meeting with teachers from the federal curriculum advisory board of Junior High schools from zone 11 of the “Region Valle”. Foundation Introduction and Project presentation.
4Meeting for school directors, teachers and parents of students awarded with speed reading scholarships, Introduction to LECTUM (Speed Reading Program) and signing necessary paperwork.
5School report for the school year 2015-2015 given by the preventative education committee.
6POSIT results from 2016-2017 cycle, and work plan for the school year.

TEACHER TRAINING FOR THE NEW EDUCATIONAL MODEL: THE ROAD TO IMPROVEMENT

DATETEACHERSTOPICMUNICIPITYNUMBER OF STUDENTS AFFECTED
02/Sep/16145 Junior High School TeachersIntensive Speed Reading CourseTequila, San Marcos, Oconahua, Etzatlán, San Juanito, Teuchitlán, Tala, La Vega, Huaxtla, Santa Cruz del Astillero, Arenal, Magdalena and Hostotipaquillo.3,700
07/Oct/2016165 Primary School TeachersIntensive Speed Reading CourseTequila3,500

MOTIVATIONAL CONFERENCE: “FROM MY DESERT”

We thank Juan Pablo Garcia who shared his life experience as a survivor of the attack on Mexican tourists in the Egyptian desert on 15th September 2015. His account shows us that nothing is impossible, that however difficult circumstances may appear, there is always an oasis from which one can move forward and have a second chance in life.

This conference was attended by directors, professors, students and personnel at Cuervo.

#PEOPLEPLACEPERSONNEL AND PUBLIC
113Rojeña room JCF PERSONNEL
2145Gran salón de la Hacienda Lázaro Gallardo6 Junior High school teachers from Tequila and Junior High school representatives from the valley region 11.
3165Gran salón de la Hacienda Lázaro GallardoPrimary school teachers from the state system of the “Región Valle” 11, zone 47 and zone 201
434JHS Library. Fral. Cenobio Sauza Madrigal, morning periodStudents
543JHS Library. Fral. Cenobio Sauza Madrigal, afternoon periodStudents
637JHS. Fco. Javier Sauza Mora morning periodStudents
722JHS. Fco. Javier Sauza Mora afternoon periodStudents
863JHS. Luis NavarroStudents
935JHS. Roberto Ruiz RosalesStudents
Total: 557
“During this attack a bullet went through my right femur and completely destroyed it. My right lung collapsed as a consequence of another bullet wound. I suffered third-degree burns and shrapnel wounds all over my body. My eardrums burst due to close missile impacts and on top of this, because of the bullet wound in my leg, I was losing blood rapidly”.
JUAN PABLO GARCÍA

READERS’ CONVENTION

Reading opens doors, it helps you expand your vocabulary, your way of expressing yourself and develops your imagination. The readers’ convention was held during the school year 2015 - 2016. The event was attended by more than 2100 young people from Primary, Junior High and High school levels. This event will be repeated during the school year 2016 - 2017 throughout the “Region Valle” at federal level.

By reading extracts, young people discussed the books they had chosen. They had the opportunity to listen to the story of Malala, and Malinche. The convention created an environment where we were transported to different ages and faraway lands.

The 15 winners from this event were awarded the prize of a course in speed reading using the Lectum method. These students benefitted in the following ways:

  • Tripling reading speed
  • Developing mental agility
  • Total understanding
  • Increased intellectual performance
  • Increased level of retention
  • Improvement in attention and concentration
  • Increased eye speed control

WORKSHOP: UNITED FOR A COMMON CAUSE

The 15 winners from Tequila had the opportunity to share experiences with three young people from abroad and three young people visiting us from Monterey and Guadalajara. For two weeks they worked together developing positive messages in our “happy walls” program. They painted classrooms of the “Cenobio Sauza” Junior High school and they attended a workshop on alcohol awareness given by psychologists from our foundation. It was a valuable, multicultural experience. We worked together with one principal objective; to do social work in the community of Tequila.

AN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION.

An environmental awareness event that focused on caring for our planet was held for Primary school, Junior High school, and High school levels. As key players in this area, we are committed to looking after our environment and developing reforestation activities such as the “adopt a tree” initiative which generate cleaner air, less pollution and conservation of flora and fauna of the Tequila region.

A COMMITTED PROFESSIONAL TEAM

The international Congress on multi-disciplinary education took place this year in Guatemala, where the principal topic was how Schools can become a source of culture and happiness. It is important to work with all the educational community, incorporating teacher training and motivational programs in order to achieve the shared goal of enhancing the well-being of our children and young people.