FLOR DEL BOSQUE | Tengango de Doria NGO
Thanks to PSYDEH’s ongoing Global Giving “Fruits of Change” project, funded by private citizens living in 16 countries across four continents, the Tenango de Doria-based Otomí women leaders of Flor de Bosque have created the foundation for future fundraising and project building, i.e., self-sustainability.
Their hand-sketch-inspired logo (RIGHT) complements the below first draft of the women’s self-composed NGO history, organizational poem artistically relaying the “essence” of their work, as well as their formal mission, vision, and values. Work is finalized in 2019.
Legally constituted in late 2015, and named in March 2017, we, the founding members of Flor de Bosque, first met at a series of PSYDEH-led activities in September of 2015. Women from our communities of Cerro Chiquito, San José del Valle, El Barrio de San José, El Nanthe, and Tenango de Doria, attended workshops about gender equity, civic participation, health, the economy, the environment, and violence. This work culminated in PSYDEH’s second regional forum in Acaxochitlán. Here, with PSYDEH as our advisor, and together with fellow Otomí-women from Tenango de Doria and the surrounding region, we took a powerful stand as leaders and entrepreneurs in our communities. We formalized the regional-focused civil society organization (CSO) now known as Siempre Viva and Tenango’s own CSO.
As trained facilitators, we led additional workshops in 2016 to get more women involved and help spread information about themes such as citizenship, justice, and education, so that women in the municipality could learn about their rights and how to exercise them. At the end of this series of workshops, we helped PSYDEH to produce the third regional forum in Tenango de Doria in November 2017, linking us with local government and indigenous women leaders from across the region. We also formally named our four local CSOs, including Flor de Bosque, our own local-focused CSO.
To be determined
To be determined
As woman leaders, we envision the strengthening and reinforcement of workshops in our municipality and others, held for and by indigenous communities and strengthened by the power and pride of community members. We see ourselves as strong and talented leaders who use our understanding of psychology and human rights to communicate knowledge as well as continue learning, together.
To be determined.