Education strategic line

Education strategic line

The grounds for transforming a society, develop better human beings and reach sustainability is education, that must be universal and accessible for everyone, no matter the origin, nationality, ethnicity, religion, gender or any other social distinction.

Preventive Education

In line with the OSD and impact in groups of interest
ODS 03: Salud y bienestar
Preventive Education

The central goal of our Preventive Education program is to ensure the physical and emotional integrity of the high school students of Tequila. To achieve this, we identify if they are involved in a risk situation and work with the parents, teachers and directors to provide them with the necessary orientation and fulfill the OSD3 “Health and Wellbeing”.

What did we do?

At the beginning of the school year we assessed the 6 high schools in Tequila, analyzing 7 areas of the academic and social behavior of the students to detect if the student is in any risk

  1. Use and abuse of substances
  2. Mental health
  3. Family relations
  4. Friends relations
  5. Educational level
  6. Vocational interest
  7. Aggressive/criminal behavior

This assessment employs the POSIT methodology (Problem Oriented Screening Instrument for Teenagers), backed by the UNAM “Mexico Autonomous University”

In case of a red flag in the teenager’s behavior, several formative workshops, therapies, advisories and follow ups are offered. If the teenager is in a higher risk, we talk to his/her parents and they are canalized to another entity.

POSIT (Problem Oriented Screening Instrument for Teenagers)

Achievements

For the school years of 2016-2017 we assessed 100% of the student population.

Resultados POSIT ciclo escolar 2016-2017
Total student population2,103
Assessed students2,103/100%
At risk detected students185/8.80%

For the school years of 2017-2018 we assessed 98.40% of the student population.

Resultados POSIT ciclo escolar 2017-2018
Total student population1,957
Assessed students1,925/98.40%
At risk detected students168/8.67%
High schoolStudentsGroups
General Cenobio Sauza Madrigal (morning shift)61015
General Cenobio Sauza Madrigal (night shift)37113
Técnica Francisco Javier Sauza Mora (morning shift)50513
Técnica Francisco Javier Sauza Mora (night shift)3069
Colegio Luis Navarro (tuno matutino)833
Colegio Roberto Ruiz Rosales (morning shift)503
Totals1,92556
923 female students equivalent to 47.95%
1,002 male students equivalent to 52.05%

Improvement route

In line with the OSD and impact in groups of interest
ODS 04: Educación de calidadODS 08: Trabajo decente
Improvement route

Thanks to the Improvement Route, we promoted the continuous formation of teachers and contributed to the job offer of qualified teachers, two fundamental elements to achieve OSD 4 and 8. “Quality education” and “Decent jobs and economic growth”

What did we do?

Through informative sessions, talks, motivation workshops, team work and preparation of teaching projects, we trained the teachers and directors of the Tequila and Region Valles high schools.

These activities helped teachers developed capabilities and skills to improve their teaching and communication with students.

Achievements

  • 16 informative sessions
  • 180 trained teachers
High School Sessions Attendees Staff or Public
Math Sample Lesson 1 6 High school directors
First Math Congress 1 72 Teachers and high school directors of Tequila and Región Valles
Survival and Resilience 1 47 Teachers and high school directors
Motivation in teaching 2 23 Teachers and high school directors
Importance of team work 2 55 Teachers and high school directors
Emotional autoregulation 2 53 Teachers and high school directors
Active listening 2 46 Teachers and high school directors
Preparation and Argumentation of Teaching Projects, Management, Intervention and Advisory 4 119 Teachers and high school directors of Región Valles
Didactic Tools and Mathematical Skills 1 150 Teachers and high school directors
Total 16 421  
Total of teachers trained in the Región Valles: 180

Meeting with directors

In line with the OSD and impact in groups of interest
ODS 04: Educación de calidad
Meeting with directors

One of our main groups of interest are the educational directors and supervisors of Tequila because with their support and work, we have been able to implement the programs and evaluations focused on the wellbeing, education and continuous formation of the students and teachers.

Our work supported by the SEP

The Ministry of Public Education (SEP) for the Region Valles has been a great support for the implementation of our education initiatives. Having closely watched our work, the SEP acknowledged the scope and impact of our two programs: The First Math Congress and the Reading Gathering, because both programs answer directly to two of the guidelines of the Education Reform of the Country.

What did we do?

During the year, we met with the high school directors and supervisors of Tequila to present them the projects and programs of the school year 2017-2018, plan the awareness campaigns for students, make covenants and deliver reports of the school year 2016-2017, amongst other activities.

Achievements

Meeting High School
1 Presentation of Mathematics projects and Annual report of the Jose Cuervo Foundation
2 Speaking schedule for the First Mathematics Congress
3 Planning of the Math Sensibilization Campaign
4 Planning of the Campaign Against Suicide
5 Proposal for the Award for Better Grades in primary and high schools
6 Knowing the Center for Educational Research and institutional Training. S.C. and enter into the Teacher Training Agreement against the new teaching reform
7 Delivering the annual report oi the activities performed during the school year 2016-2017
8 Presenting the Preventive Education program for the new school year
9 Presenting the Math pre-project tor the school year 2017-2018

First Math Congress

In line with the OSD and impact in groups of interest
ODS 04: Educación de calidad
First Math Congress

In order to achieve a “Quality Education”, the teachers must ensure that the students actually understand and analyze the subjects taught in class, avoiding automated memory. This way, they will become capable young men and women that are able to solve problems and therefore have more professional opportunities.

Math is a subject commonly considered as difficult. This is why, we planned the First Math Congress which main goal was to help teachers strengthen their teaching techniques and improve the student’s learning.

What did we do?

Together with the SEP and other private institutions, we open a dialogue space for the high school level Math teachers, whom let us know their needs and proposals about how to improve the arithmetical knowledge of the youths.

Based on such ideas, we put together the Math Congress aimed for high school teachers and students: we launched the Math Sensitization Campaign, offered teaching training regarding knowledge deficiencies solving topics, subtend motivation, constructive habits generation, etc. Additionally, we made a math rally, workshops, challenges, logic thinking games and team work for the student population and provide intensive coursed for outstanding students.

Achievements

  • 72 teachers talked about the challenges they face and the way we can help them.
  • Approximately 2000 students receive Math sensitization workshops.

Reading Gathering

In line with the OSD and impact in groups of interest
ODS 04: Educación de calidad

It is imperative that kids and youths have access to literacy, but it is not only learning how to read and write the basic, but taking such knowledge to a high competence level, such as the ODS goal 4.6 “Quality Education” establishes it. The objective of our program Reading Gathering is to strengthen the rhetorical, orthography, grammar and reading skills of the students.

What did we do?

We launched an announcement for the schools of Tequila and Region Valles, so they could participate in the Reading Gathering 2017. Each school selected the outstanding oratory students which selected their texts and presented them before the community.

The 18 winners of the event received a Fast Reading course that was provided by Lectum, same that promotes the efficiency and proactivity. The students that took this course, improved their performance in the following aspects:

  • 3 times faster reading
  • Better intellectual performance
  • Mental agility development
  • Total comprehension
  • Higher retention level
  • Better attention and focus

Achievements

  • This is the first time we replicate the Reading Gathering in the schools of Region Valles
  • 2 groups of winning students
  • 32 Fast Reading sessions given
  • 15 progress levels
High schools 18
Participant students 4,500
Groups 110
Reading hours 27,000
Spanish teachers involved in the campaign 45
Communities Tequila. San Marcos, Oconahua, Etzatlán, San Juanito, Teuchitlan, Tala, La Vega, Huaxtla, Santa Cruz del Astillero, El Arenal, Magdalena and Hostotipaquillo

Work Camp

In line with the OSD and impact in groups of interest
ODS 10: Reducción de las desigualdadesODS 11: Ciudades y comunidades sosteniblesODS 13: Acción por el clima

Enhance and promote the social inclusion, ensure that the housing is adequate, safe and accessible, as well as implement measures to fight the climate change, are goals established by the ODS 10.11 AND 13 and covered by our summer Work Camp; in it, young people of Tequila and other states of the country work to promote a sustainable development of the community through volunteers, workshops and cultural activities.

Work Camp

What did we do?

From July 1 to 15, 29 young men and women attended a Work Camp in which they helped to build 3 ecological stoves “Lorena” (lodo y arena) in the housed of Tequila and the ranch “El Chiquihuitillo” to mitigate the pollutant emissions of the traditional fires and protect the health of their families. Also, the volunteers helped the local producers in the corn harvest and the preparation of the land for “lombri-composta”.

In their role as change agents, the young women and men painted walls called “Happy Walls” with empowerment, leadership and wellbeing messages to involve all the inhabitants in sustainability topics.

The teenagers also participated in integration, leadership, team work and responsible consumption workshops and in meeting spaces, so the foreign volunteers could experience the population’s culture.

Achievements

  • 29 volunteer young women and men from Tequila, Tepatitlán de Morelos, Guadalajara y Amatitán, Jalisco were enrolled in the Work Camp
  • 2 “lorena” stoves were installed in the ranch “El Chiquihuitillo” a 1 “lorena” stove in Tequila
  • 2 Happy Walls were created

Campaign “0 Alcohol en menores de edad. Responsabilidad ante el Consumo” 0 Alcohol for minors. Consumption Responsibility

In line with the OSD and impact in groups of interest
ODS 03: Salud y bienestar

The prevention and treatment of addictive substances and narcotic abuse and alcohol consumption, as well as the reduction on deaths and injuries caused by car accidents are come of the goals of the OSD 3 “Health and Wellbeing”.

One way to help achieve this goal is with our campaign “o Alcohol en menores de edad. Responsabilidad ante el Consumo” 0 Alcohol for minors. Consumption Responsibility aimed for the high school students of Tequila and workers of Jose Cuervo.

Consumption Responsibility

What did we do?

There was a car crash simulation in 6 high schools of Tequila involving several teenagers; after that a play was performed explaining the previous moments of the accidents and how the irresponsible consumption of alcohol was the direct consequence of such accident.

After these two activities, the students exposed their opinions, comments and doubts about the topic of responsible consumption. Also, several workshops were given to make kids, young women and men more aware about the effect and consequences of the alcohol.

Achievements

The “o Alcohol en menores de edad” 0 Alcohol for minors campaign was awarded with the Best Practices of Social Responsibility award granted by the Mexican Philanthropy Center (Cemefi).

# High school Attendees Location Audience
1 “0 Alcohol en menores de edad”
0 Alcohol for minors campaign
435 Cenobio Sauza Madrigal Highschool (night shift) Students
2 “0 Alcohol en menores de edad”
0 Alcohol for minors campaign
675 Cenobio Sauza Madrigal Highschool (morning shift) Students
3 “0 Alcohol en menores de edad”
0 Alcohol for minors campaign
319 Francisco Javier Sauza Highschool (night shift) Students
4 “0 Alcohol en menores de edad”
0 Alcohol for minors campaign
675 Francisco Javier Sauza Highschool (morning shift) Students
5 “0 Alcohol en menores de edad”
0 Alcohol for minors campaign
69 Colegio Luis Navarro Students
6 “0 Alcohol en menores de edad”
0 Alcohol for minors campaign
35 Colegio Roberto Ruiz Rosales Students
7 “Responsabilidad ante el Consumo”
Consumption Responsibility workshop
20 Fonda Cholula La Posta Group
8 “Responsabilidad ante el Consumo”
Consumption Responsibility workshop
13 Union offices Work Camp Volunteering
Total participants 2,241

Campaign “Eres lo que publicas” You are what you post

In line with the OSD and impact in groups of interest
ODS 03: Salud y bienestar

One of the risk that the kids and young women and men are experiencing nowadays is social networks. In this communication channels they can face cyber-harassment, grooming and breaching of their personal data. Protecting the digital privacy of minors and help them understand the responsible use of social networks to take care of their wellbeing were some of the objective of the “Eres lo que publicas” You are what you post campaign.

«You are what you post» campaign

What did we do?

From January 23 to 26 several conferences regarding the “Eres lo que publicas” You are what you post took place, hosted by Roberto Ruiz, director of the organization Digital Responsibility. This tour was aimed for students, teachers and high school representatives in Tequila and Region Valles, that learned the consequences that might carry the irresponsible use of social networks.

Achievements

  • 2,300 people were oriented with this campaign.
# People Location Personnel or public
1 150 Great Hall Hacienda Lázaro Gallardo Teachers from Tequila high schools and representatives from Región Valles high schools
2 650 Cenobio Sauza Highschool (morning shift) Students
3 500 Cenobio Sauza Highschool (night shift) Students
4 600 Francisco Sauza Madrigal Highschool (morning shift) Students
5 400 Francisco Sauza Madrigal Highschool (night shift) Students
Total participants 2,300

Parent School

In line with the OSD and impact in groups of interest
ODS 03: Salud y bienestar

Adolescence is a vulnerable phase where young women and men are exposed to many risks. If they are not well oriented or do not feel the support from their parents, they can get involved in situations that may affect their integrity, such as school drop-out, the use of addictive substances, alcohol consumption and development of psychological disorders. Therefore, it is important for the parents to have the necessary tools to communicate with their daughters and sons.

Parent School

What did we do?

We offer through conferences and workshops training for parents, so they can better understand the phase their children are going through. This way, they can trust the teenagers and will be able to give them wise advises.

Achievements

Workshop's/Conference's Title Staff Location Audience
“Bullying prevention from home” workshop 2 30 Parents of high school students
“Parent school” workshop 5 191 Parents of high school students
“The Parent's mission in the XXI century” workshop 2 90 Parents of high school students
“From my desert” talk 1 184 FOVAL parents
“Disconnected and empty children in a world full of blessings" conference by Julia Perez 1 550 Parents
“How to make my children listen, understand and obey me?” conference by Julia Pérez 1 1,000 Parents
“Parent's congruence" by Julia Perez 1 1,000 Parents
Total 13 3,045  

Sex Education Campaign

In line with the OSD and impact in groups of interest
ODS 03: Salud y bienestarODS 05: Igualdad de género

Sex and reproductive health is a right for both women and men, young and old. This means that they must have access to information and education that help them prevent sexually transmitted diseases or not-planned pregnancies. We launched this Sex Education campaign to sensitize teenagers.

What did we do?

Students, teachers and parents participated in sex and reproductive education conferences and workshops given by experts. Besides generating some conscience amongst the teenagers, about the importance of knowing and taking care of their sexuality, parents and teachers were encouraged to talk naturally about this topic because of its importance in the formation of teenagers.

Achievements

Workshop's/Conference's Title Sessions Audience
“Sexuality workshop with Dr. Ricardo Rodríguez and Dr. Lorena 10 265
“Auch, La Calentura Quema” conference with Andrés O'Hagan 2 2,000
Total 12 2,265

Education strategic line indicators

A total of 15,912 students, teachers and parents were benefited with our initiatives.

Pinta de mural
Escuela para padres
Presentación teatral
Responsabilidad ante el consumo
Program Group of Interest Scope Impact
Preventive Education Students, parents/td> 2,103 young women and men (cycle 2016—2017) 185 at risk
Readers Gathering Students 18 high schools of Región Valles 4,500 participants y 18 winners
Work Camp Communities, students, local producers 2,300 inhabitants of Tequila 29 young volunteers
Youth reward in primary schools Students 23 primary schools of Tequila 863 awarded students
Premiación Juvenil en secundarias Students 26 high schools of Region Valles 304 awarded students
High school teachers training Teaching staff, students 16 trainings for improvement 180 teachers
“0 Alcohol" campaign Students, parents Students and Tequila territory 2,241 individuals
“You are what you post” conference Students, teaching staff Students and Tequila territory 2,300 individuals
Parent school Parents, students 13 sesiones 3,045 individuals
Sex Education Campaign Students, teaching staff, parents 2,103 young women and men 2,265 young women and men
Total     15,912