We started our work in Mexico with a high school located in a rural area, where most of the people are farmers or workers in nearby factories. It is a 50-minute drive from the city of Querétaro.
6 workshops were concluded over a couple of weeks, and it was one of the best experiences in my career. I worked with a small group of student and that generated a lot of trust and from the first workshop they felt comfortable asking questions and gave their opinions.
During the pandemic, most of the students at the school stopped studying, because they had no access to internet or computers, and little interest in continuing their studies, so at the moment there is just 9 students: 8 women and 1 man.
They expressed that one of their favorite topics was consent, because, although they know that no one can force them to do something they do not want to do, they said they had never been aware of that and of the power that their decision and word has over their bodies and their lives.
As we said goodbye, they told me that they had never received such dynamic workshops with such important topics beyond contraceptive methods.
This school does not have a campus, so the telesecundaria shares its facilities with them in the afternoon, but with the help of the community they are working on building their own facilities. This reflects a lot of love and commitment from their students and teachers.
I'm looking very much forward to continue collaborating with the Telebachillerato.
- Nori, representative in Mexico