Migrant farmworkers are a heterogeneous population group in cultural and social terms.
It is estimated that in Mexico there are between 279 and 326 thousand migrant agricultural children and adolescents (NNA) of basic education age.
Within the social programs that are evaluated within the Eleven Rivers Growers – Veggies from Mexico distinctive, it is based on the integration and permanence to basic education for the children of the company’s temporary workers. It is worth remembering that the basic education considered is preschool, elementary school, and secondary education. To achieve this, companies must implement programs where parents send their children to school for them to have better life opportunities.
One of the actions implemented in the grower companies that are part of our community is a program offered by DIF Sinaloa. This program is applied to children between the ages of 6 and 14, children of farmworkers, and consists of providing a monthly food allowance to the parents of each child who attends school, which is paid for by the company and the institution The National System for the Integral Development of Families (DIF), which serves as an incentive for the children to continue attending school.
Another of the benefits provided to the children is the support of free school transportation so that they can get to school safely. They are also provided with support in the preparation of homework and in the formation of values, hygiene habits, punctuality, and responsibility, according to a work program.
These actions help us to promote education among children and adolescents to provide them with better opportunities and thus improve their quality of life.