Integrative Actions of Peace with the Neighbours of Tepito (Mexico City)

THE PROJECT

“Peace School of Tepito” is a space of peace culture promotion in the neighbourhood of Tepito in Mexico City. We promote a model of integral education based in values, the promotion of nonviolence and social rebuilding.

Our proporsal bears education in a educational an healthy environment. Therefore, the school is a community change booster to create spaces of integrative coexistence.

Since when do we work?

Since September, 2012.

With what Organisms have we worked?

INJUVE, Appleton Foundation, Delegación Venustiano Carranza, ENTS-UNAM, CONACULTA, Red de Espacios Culturales de Tepito, Casa Barrio Tepito, Casa de Cultura Ramírez y Ramírez, etc.

ACTIVITIES

Cultural promotion

Cultural promotion work in Tepito begins with art workshops and artistic awareness, aiming at exploring creativity as a healing tool. We also create community murals, open to all the neighbours’ participation, in representative locations, portraying iconic characters of the neighbourhood.

Cultural events

We work on cultural events oriented to children and open to family participation to reinforce intergenerational bonds, social cohesion and regaining public spaces. These also include The Childhood Festival, The Peace Day Festival, Posadas Day, Halloween, Neigbourhood Capoeira…