Iberoamericana University, Mexico City.
Location: Mexico City
The Iberoamericana University is an institution trusted to the Society of Jesus since 1974. It’s mission is to contribute to the goal of a more free, solidarity, just, inclusive, productive and pacific society, by the development and spreading of knowledge, and the formation of professionals and researchers of high human an intellectual quality, internationally competent and committed with the mayor service for others, inspired by the social, human and transcendent values.
Fundación Pro Niños de la Calle, I.A.P.
Fundación Pro Niños de la Calle IAP is a Private Assistance Institution founded in 1993 which has created an innovative educational model focused on the restitution of human rights, development of life skills’ and promotion of participatory processes among children, adolescents who are living on the street or are at a high risk of living on the streets in order to improve their life conditions.
María José Moreno is a sociologist who has been involved in the design of workshops and online curriculums to train Pro Niños’ staff so they can create secure and healthy environments in which, children, teens and their families can exercise their rights.
As part of Pro Niños Training and Educational Innovation’s team she has also been involved in the systematization of Program’s educational practices as well as in the
development of evaluation indicators and tools. She has also been involved in training other organization’s teams in several topics related to Pro Niños expertise.
Laura Alvarado is an expert and activist in children’s rights, participatory research and child labor. She’s co-founder and currently General Director of Fundación Pro Niños de la Calle IAP. She is also member of the Consultative Board of the National Integral Boys, Girls and Adolescents’ Protection System in Mexico.
She has designed and coordinated numerous research and training projects both in rural and urban settings. She has also conducted as a consultant, institutional strengthening processes among private and public organizations. She has also been external consultant for ILO in different initiatives and programs aimed to eradicate child labor.
María José Minakata Quiroga
MA in Environmental Education from University of Guadalajara, and BA in Education Sciences from ITESO University. Since her enrolment in Education, she has been involved in participatory action research (IAP for the Spanish initials), in different projects working with vulnerable children and adolescents, families of migrant people (families who stay behind), with indigenous population in urban settings and environmental education in rural coastal communities. As a result of these projects, research reports (IAP) were generated, as well as the proposal of an Environmental Education Programme, later implemented in 10 rural schools in the Nayarit coast.
She worked at Ibero High School, as coordinator of social values formation and as academic vice-principal. During that time, she accompanied social work with nearby rural communities Salazar and Cañada de Alférez, leading a group of students who worked with children and adolescents in academic tutoring and environmental projects.
Since 2018 she Works at Ibero University, as coordinator of social service. She has worked as a part of Mexico’s Service-Learning Network, leading the work of organizing the first ever National Conference on Service-Learning.
Rocío Cos Garduño
Psychologyst by the Iberoamericana University, Psychoanalyst and has a master´s in Philosophy and in Human Rights and Public Security. She has dedicated her professional life to the intervention with crime victims and victims of high impact violence in Mexico, and worked with people in vulnerable situations in community contexts. She has designed and implemented violence prevention and attention programs with a gender and human rights approach, as well as restorative justice processes that contributed to restore the social fabric. Recently she has done research of people in vulnerable situtions for policymakers. Actually, she collaborates at the Iberoamericana University as a full-time academic coordinating the social practices of undergraduate students and has been teaching, for several years, at the Psychology and Social Service Department.
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Rocío Cos Garduño
Coordinator of Curriculum Spaces of Social Inmersion, Iberoamericana University.