Education Agreement for children of migrant farmworkers in BC

Education Agreement  for children of migrant farmworkers in BC

Apr 25, 2017

The social and education programs aimed to provide rural communities with education services, serve more than 17 thousand 376 children in indigenous schools including initial, pre-school and elementary levels in seven scholar zones as well as attention for 7 thousand children located in 17 farming camps, said the Education Secretary of Baja California, Miguel Angel Mendoza Gonzalez.

The Education Secretary attended the event where the Interinstitutional Collaboration Agreement to improve the education attention for children and teenager from emigrant farm workers, was signed with the participation of the Oaxaca Public Education Institute, the Public Education  Secretaries of Guerrero, Southern Baja California, Sinaloa and Sonora as well as the National Institute for Education Evaluation.

The agreement aims to guarantee the right to a quality edication with equal opportunities for the sons of emigrant farm workers who travel along the routes with the highest emigration flow pof Mexico, called the Pacific Route.

The steady growth of emigrant farm workers population in San Quintin motivated the Secretary of Eduction of Baja California, to join (in 1992) the National Program of Basic Education for the Children of Farm Workers Families (PRONIM in Spanish) to serve the children ogf far workers arriving from States such as Oaxaca, Guerrero, Sinaloa, Chiapas and Veracruz to farming areas as San Quintín Valley, Trinidad, Ojos Negros and Mexicali Valley.

The PRONIM in Baja California, developed as traced in the Operational Rules and the curricular proposal with an intercultural approach which recognizes and values the ethnic, linguistic and cultural diversity, inn Ensenada there is more than 90% of the farmworker emigrant population, most of which settles in San Quintin Valley in a temporal or permanent manner, so it adjusts the scholar cycle to the agricultural cycles or seasons in the region so the children can receive educational services.

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