About us

Our mission is to facilitate and support participatory processes for harmonious and sustainable development, in order to improve the quality of life of people in Mexico and other countries, with the conviction that through awareness and collaboration of different sectors of national and international society, a just and equitable world can be achieved.

We aspire to a world where the different sectors of national and international society cooperate to improve the quality of life of the population with lack of opportunities, through a process of mutual learning, co-responsibility and justice; respecting the right of people to choose options and ways of life.

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Institutional presentation

Networks

SiKanda believes that collaborating with other organizations is fundamental to our work. Thus each one contributes what they know how to do best. Here we tell you which Networks we belong to:

Red Alas

It arises to counteract human rights violations, organized crime, corruption, impunity, violence and the criminal economy in Latin America.

It is made up of organizations and associations active in Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Peru and Honduras, which are mainly dedicated to research; to the assistance of victims (children, women, migrants, human rights defenders, threatened journalists and victims of trafficking); to the generation of political and social advocacy processes; as well as the defense and promotion of human rights and the dissemination of a culture of peace, legality and social justice.

International Network of School Gardens

It is an international and horizontal group of people and initiatives committed to school gardens as learning spaces. It includes public and private schools, civil society groups, and academics among others. It seeks that each person has an education that promotes critical thinking, creativity, health and good nutrition, in addition to the (re) connection with nature and with the wisdom of those who feed us.

SiKanda supported the organization of the VI international meeting of the Network, which took place in Oaxaca in October 2015. The last meeting was held online in October 2021.

Red Polo

It is a group of civil society organizations (CSOS) and collectives from Oaxaca, Puebla and Guerrero that seek to work in an articulated way to contribute to the co-creation of projects, initiatives and actions (in different areas such as education, gender, environment, community development, culture, etc.) to influence public policies and thus contribute to inclusive governance in the southeast of Mexico from a peacebuilding approach.

The network arises from the Pole for Participatory Citizenship Project that has been implemented since 2017, an initiative co-financed by the Delegation of the European Union to Mexico, AVSI, SEPICJ, Centro Lindavista and SiKanda.

Red Retoño

It is a space for collective advocacy to prevent, mitigate and address the damage caused by Organized Crime in Mexico, from a Human Security perspective.

Starting in 2015, the organizations responsible for the revitalization process, in collaboration with the representation of the Delegation of the European Union to Mexico, undertook the project “”Red RETOÑO for the Social Prevention of Organized Crime”” aimed at generating a national strategy against the impact of organized crime in our country, through the strengthening, diversification and generation of new actions of the Network.

Annual Reports

We want to share our Annual Reports with all of our friends and allies. The documents provides information about our recent projects, our alliances, our finances, and how to help.

Our Team

JOSÉ CARLOS LEÓN VARGAS

GENERAL DIRECTOR

BÁRBARA LAZCANO

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND LIAISON

JANETT GARCÍA

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS

MARLON RAMÍREZ

DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION

JHOVANNY CRUZ

ACCOUNTING COORDINATOR

NANCY MONTES

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

ESPERANZA CÁRDENAS

COORDINATOR OF CHILD PROGRAMS - ZO

ÁUREA CEJA

COORDINATOR OF YOUTH PROGRAMS - ZO

NOEMÍ PÉREZ

ZO CHILDREN AND YOUTH PROGRAMS ASSISTANT

JAVIER GARCÍA

COORDINATOR OF WORM-ACTION-CENTER

EDGAR SERENO

COORDINATOR OF INCLUSIVE RECYCLING PROJECT

JOCELYN CRUZ

COORDINATOR OF WEAVE PROJECT

CARLOS CAMACHO

COORDINATOR OF EQUAL / CDEE PROJECTS

MAGALI CARMONA

PROJECTS EQUAL/ CDEE - TECHNICAL AND LOGISTICS ASSISTANT

ANGIE HERNÁNDEZ

PROJECTS EQUAL/ CDEE ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

DANIELA RAMÍREZ

COORDINATOR OF YOUTH COMPASS PROJECT

MARÍA RODRÍGUEZ

PROJECT YOUTH COMPASS - OPERATIVE COORDINATOR

JORGE ARAGÓN

PROJECT YOUTH COMPASS - TRAINNING COORDINATOR

FANY CUEVAS

PROJECT YOUTH COMPASS - RESEARCH COORDINATOR

DAVID CRUZ

PROJECT YOUTH COMPASS - ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

ANDREA SANTIAGO

COORDINATOR IN MONITORING & EVALUATION

CECILIA RAMÍREZ

COORDINATOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

Policy of the Protection of Children and Adolescents

Each child and adolescent (NNA) has the right to his or her physical and personal integrity, to the protection from all forms of violence, and to live a life free of mistreatment, abuse and violence. Without exception.

As part of the commitment of Solidaridad Internacional Kanda A.C. (SiKanda) to work with children and adolescents, particularly those in vulnerable situations, during 2020 the organization undertook the task of updating and redesigning its Policy for Work with Children and Adolescents, as well as its Code of Conduct, which is applicable to any person, part of the staff, internsor volunteer, donor, partner or supplier, who collaborates with SiKanda and comes into contact with children and adolescents (NNA).

The result is a document and a series of guidelines that aim to create a safe, harmonious and positive environment for the children and adolescents with whom SiKanda works, while protecting their rights and providing clear guidelines for staff, volunteers and organization partners.

To carry out the SiKanda Policy of Protection for Children and Adolescents, the organization participated in the workshop “”Determining the Context of Risk in Child Protection Matters”” at the Australian Embassy in Mexico, facilitated by the Manager of the Child Protection Policy at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Likewise, a process of reflection and learning began with the SiKanda staff that included four workshops on the Rights of Children and Adolescents and the participatory design of the final document.

Working in contexts where people face significant degrees of marginalization and/or discrimination and violence, putting them in a situation of vulnerability, implies a high level of responsibility for SiKanda’s organization and staff. The Policy provides elements so that everyone who collaborates with the organization has tools to identify, report and channel Child Protection Incidents, as well as to know at all times the responsibility assumed with the well-being of Girls, Boys and Adolescents.

According to the context, the Policy will also have to adapt and change to cope with new challenges. SiKanda assumes this commitment, in the continuous search to ensure compliance with the Rights of the Children (NNA )and contribute to the construction of safe and dignified spaces that allow the full development of the girls, boys and adolescents with whom we work.

We share the Policy for easy consultation by our collaborators and partners, and with the intention that other organizations, institutions, schools and groups of people committed to the rights of children and adolescents can develop their own processes.

Further comments or inquiries about SiKanda’s Policy of Protection for Children and Adolescents and Code of Conduct can be addressed to:

Carlos Camacho
SiKanda Child Protection Focal Point

proteccion@sikanda.org

Tel. (951) 144 39 65

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