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Mexico: Pedro Poveda School in León received the National Monte de Piedad Award 2017

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LEÓN, Mexico.
Pedro Poveda school in León has received the National Monte de Piedad 2017  award for its educational approach to form "autonomous, critical, and reflective people who are committed to their community."

During the ceremony, Marisol Fernández, Director of Social Investment of the entity, said that "with a Socio- Educational proposal, María Isabel School (now Pedro Poveda School) has carried out a proposal for institutional strengthening. By initiating improvements in its Intervention Model, evaluating educational problems with a short, medium and long term vision of results and impacts.”

This award is a recognition of the good work done by those responsible for the school, its team of teachers, the families, donors, institutions of national and international cooperation that, from the beginning, have  made possible the existence of this school in a poor area of the city of Leon. The Socio-educational Proposal of the Teresian Association in America, to which Pedro Poveda School belongs, has a model that was presented in a seminar in 2016.

The National Monte de Piedad Award

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"To help those who need it the most" is the motto of the National Monte de Piedad. This centennial institution, in the words of its current Directorate of Social Investment, represents "a social investment oriented, among other things, to generate positive changes in the lives of people and communities."

In this framework, its Social Intervention Model is based on management for the development of results with a Human Rights-based approach. This model relates to and includes, as components of its action, 9 of the Sustainable Development Objectives 2030 (SDO)

The National Monte de Piedad has supported Pedro Poveda School in the construction of some areas of the school and collaborates with funding at the higher education level. This financing entails the commitment of the National Monte de Piedad to participate actively in a process of institutional strengthening . Both organizations are also united in their work for the right to education, equality between men and women, life without violence, non-discrimination, and participation and inclusion (SDO).

Representatives of Pedro Poveda school agree that they have been carrying out a process of institutional strengthening for some time. The process has helped them define variables, indicators and a short, medium and long term evaluation, with a human rights approach. It has been a complex and multi-level job and they recognize the help received to improve the school.

They have also expressed their gratitude to Monte de Piedad, the educational community for the work they do every day and for the process followed within the framework of the Socio-educational Proposal of the Teresian Association in America.

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Information: Pedro Poveda School, León, México

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