The JUCONI Foundation was set up in 1989 thanks to the efforts of Sarah Thomas MBE, Joanna Wright de Serra and Gabriel Benitez. Together, they created a professional programme for street children in the city of Puebla and this was one of the first organisations in Mexico to expand its work to include the families of street children.
The British Mexican Society is delighted to have contributed the majority of the funding needed to refurbish Fundacion Juconi’s Youth House in Puebla, enabling its residents to enjoy a refurbished recreation room in which to rest, work, and participate in shared activities.
Located in a historic building, the Youth House is a place for young men aged 14-18 who are affected by family violence, extreme poverty and/or who live on the streets. In the Youth House, JUCONI provides a long-term personalised educational and therapeutic programme to prepare these young men for an independent life as young adults who are fully integrated into society.
You can learn more about the JUCONI Foundation in this video, celebrating its 25th anniversary. Or visit http://www.togetherwiththechildren.org.uk/