The possibilities to learn from each other depend on our ability to transmit what we have learned. The operation- al model of CODENI has been written for this purpose: so that those interested in the work of civil society organizations (CSO) may learn from CODENI’s experience. This text presents a model developed with the contributions of many educators who have passed through CODENI, as well as research and work with other CSO. CODENI is dedicated to promoting a change of consciousness among families who survive off the informal economy of the streets, empowering them to overcome poverty. In these pages, the reader will find a complete picture of CODENI, including the context in which the programs operate, the theories behind the model, methods, evaluation forms and various work instruments. This publication seeks to share what has been learned from a decade of outreach work on the streets of downtown Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, and thus contribute to other projects that aim to promote human rights, justice and opportunities for marginalized populations.
Strickland, D. (2015) Overcoming Dependence on the Streets: The Operational Model of the Children’s Rights Collective (CODENI) in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Guadalajara: Fundación Quiera & Universidad Pedagógica Nacional. ISBN:978-607-9371-72-2