Yolia Niñas de la Calle A.C. (MEX-83)

Type: Youth, Education, Disadvantaged, Children, Art/Culture - Country: Mexico

Brief description and main aims

The main objective of Yolia is to offer girls, which have lived in the streets and are at risk of exploitation and violence, education with a gender focus and based on the preventive system of San Juan Bosco, which favors an integral development and impels them to be protagonists of their own story.

Main Activities

Social Circus
The Social Circus is a pedagogical and social artistic intervention tool that develops physical, artistic and social skills in children, young people, and families.
Mobile School
The Mobile School is a tool that helps strengthen and impact the self-esteem of children and young people living in the streets or at vulnerable situations, through positive and creative impulses.
Salesian House
The Salesian House is a space of encounter with children, adolescents and young people from the peripheral colonies that look to form values and develop skills to prevent youth to get involved in dangerous situations.
The activities offered are:
Workshops: Dance, Music, Drawing, Crafts, Papyrus, Sport activities: Football
Children's Center
The Children's Center is an educational space that favors the development of habits, and psychomotor and cognitive skills of children from 1 to 6 years of age, who are children of young mothers in street situations and/or with low resources.
Youth Residence
In the Youth Residence, we provide comprehensive care for street girls and adolescents who are unaccompanied migrants, through reinsertion and prevention strategies that promote harmonious development and community participation.
We have a residential space that offers security and stability, which contributes to rebuilding the family structure, promoting harmonious development and projecting a dignified life option for girls.

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer is expected to:

  • Pay attention and support the beneficiaries of the program
  • Make visits at intervention spots with the mobile school and social circus.
  • Motivate and include children in activities.
  • Participate in games with children at intervention spots.
  • Participate in the daily activities of the household (preparation of food, accompany girls to school, supervise activities, promote personal hygiene and clean spaces).
Working schedule: Monday to Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Support in institutional events is required on some Saturdays, approximately 5 times per year).

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer must :
  • Be respectful and well behaved
  • Respect values
  • Be responsible
  • Be sensitive
  • Be patient
  • Be willing to learn Spanish very fast


Mexico City.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will live with a host family. 

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