Reading room for the PGJDF

posted Oct 14, 2014, 1:20 PM by Clarissa Rivera García

The Attorney General's Office in Mexico City (PGJDF) counts with a "Transitional Program", that takes care of all of the boys and girls who have been victims of abuse, mostly in their own household. Daily, they receive an average of 30 to 38 kids and teenagers; from newly born babies to 17 year olds. 

The children stay within the "Transitional Program" until they are released to one of their family members, or sent to different shelters or orphanages that can take care of them, even though some times the process takes longer than expected. Due to the process, the stay for each child is varied, staying from one day to several weeks, until they can find a suitable environment for the child in question. 

Unfortunately, this program is not taken care of very well as the facilities are in very poor conditions, and they do not have a place where the children can entertain themselves and have fun. 

Realizing the state of urgency of the program's need of a recreational space for the children, at PVO, we wish to support the Attorney General's Office in the building and refurbishing of such a place for the kids to have fun in during their stay. 


For the installation of the recreational space, we require an investment of $165,000 pesos. At the Attorney General's Office, they have assigned one person who has made a commitment to operate it, and who will be responsible of reading and entertaining the children, while PVO will be responsible of supervising and taking care that the facilities are operating correctly, and of training the people who are in charge of the day to day. 

The cost of this space is not much, considering the great benefits that the kids will have during their stay with the program, providing them with a worthy and respectable space to read and have fun in. In the end, this will bring them the joy and happiness that they much deserve in a time of tumult and trauma that they go through, helping them surpass their problems and leaving them with a positive mark in their lives. 

Projects for 2013

posted Nov 2, 2012, 9:21 AM by Clarissa Rivera García

Atlacomulco Reading Rooms

PVO Mexico and Construyendo Comunidades Integrales (Building Integrated Communities) will establish two reading rooms at two native communities’ elementary schools of the State of Mexico: Bobashi de Guadalupe and Santo Domingo Shomeje.

The construction project will be carried out by Construyendo Comunidades Integrales, A.C.

Attention and follow-up to the reading rooms will be provided by PVO Mexico, A.C.

Both organizations will collaborate fully till the project’s completion.

Construction will be done with prefabricated walls, according to the technique and prototype developed by Construyendo Comunidades Integrales, and it can be finished in three days.

The communities where the two reading rooms will be established at will participate with the following:

  1. Placement of the reading room’s hard surface.
  2. Voluntary participation in the reading room’s construction.

Additionally, the schools’ teachers are committing to open the reading rooms in the afternoons and use this time to promote reading.

PVO Mexico will devise the reading room’s functioning model (a program replicable in both reading rooms), as well as:

·        Quarterly program with reading-promotion related activities.

·        Training of personnel in charge of the reading rooms

·        Supervision and monitoring of the activities carried out at the reading rooms for a minimum of one year.

Construction and all necessary equipment for each one reading room has an estimated cost of US$13,500.00


Reading room in INP

posted May 16, 2012, 4:28 PM by Clarissa Rivera García

We are very happy because the reading room is almost finished, but it is already working.

Reading room in INP

posted May 2, 2012, 7:39 AM by Clarissa Rivera García

While working on the installation of the reading room in the INP formed a volunteer group that has been reading stories to children in their beds, while we have the room.

INP Reading Room

posted May 1, 2012, 10:04 AM by Clarissa Rivera García

The installation of the reading room in the INP has gone slow due to the fact that only they allow us to work a few hours. The work has been done by absolute cleanliness trying to do the minimum of noise and of powder, since most of the work is done out and only it manages to place.

Entrada sin título

posted Apr 26, 2012, 2:51 PM by Clarissa Rivera García   [ updated Apr 26, 2012, 2:53 PM ]

A year ago we decided to install a reading room in a children's hospital as part of our work to promote reading and to encourage sick children need as much company. The task was not as easy as it sounds; the National Institute of Pediatrics was the one who answered and assigned us a space in the 2nd floor of hospitalization at the time looked more or less like this

Soon to come

posted Aug 16, 2011, 1:47 PM by José Antonio C.   [ updated Dec 4, 2011, 7:27 PM ]

Sparkling Hills Charitable Evening of Wine
(in support of One Corner Compassion Projects)
August 19, 2011   |   7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

One Corner Compassion Projects is honored to be a part of the first annual Sparkling Hill Resort Charitable Evening of Wine.  Please click here for full details.


“We know we can’t change the whole world, but we can change One Corner of it!”

One Corner Compassion Projects is a non-profit organization that exists to be a bridge between resources here in Canada, and needs in Mexico. We believe that most people want to help make a difference, but don’t always know how or where to do that. We want to help guide those people and connect them to current projects or work with them to create a new project in an area that they are passionate about!

Where we work:

We are currently focusing our efforts in México because of the relationships we have built over the years there. Currently we are working with a deaf school, a migrant camp and a couple of orphanages in northern Baja California; with an organization that works with kids who have cancer in the city of Querétaro; and with an individual providing sports and educational opportunities to some disadvantaged children in his community of Ajusco, south of Mexico City.

First News

posted Jul 15, 2011, 1:39 PM by José Antonio C.   [ updated Dec 4, 2011, 7:24 PM ]

We have launched our website. From now on we will begin broadcasting news about the achievements of PVO Mexico. We invite you as always to make a donation and follow us.

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