Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Enrique Iglesias Gives A Healing Hand To Kids In Mexico

Posted by DD republished from Look to the Stars

DD:   As regular readers of Borderland Beat know we do not normally (I don't remember the last time we did) promote commercial or even philanthropic projects.   But this one hit a nerve.  Helping kids that have suffered and been traumatized  because of  the extreme violence occurring in parts of their country seems like a worth while project.  
********************
 
This is 12 year old Noemi Álvarez.  She hung herself in despair.

I AM SAD.  I do not care about anything today
For his North American tour with Pitbull, and two years after injuring his hand at a concert in Mexico, Grammy Award-winning artist Enrique Iglesias has once again teamed up with Save the Children to launch a new #Hearts4Kids T-shirt promotion to help children affected by poverty and violence in Mexico heal emotionally.



T he new #Hearts4Kids T-shirt campaign builds on Enrique’s 2015 partnership with Save the Children to provide immediate relief to children after a natural disaster. The new T-shirt campaign will help children who face extremely frightening events and devastating tragedy recover emotionally and thrive for years to come. Eleven dollars ($11) from the sale of each T-shirt will go to Save the Children’s Healing and Education through the Arts or HEART program in Mexico.

HEART uses the arts to help children who experience chronic stress from their life circumstances of poverty and other distressing events tell their personal, often painful, stories. Through drawing, dance, drama and other art activities, children learn how to express their feelings, such as fear, anger and grief, so they can thrive.

“My heart goes out to kids who live in a state of constant turmoil and stress,” said Enrique Iglesias. “I feel fortunate to partner with Save the Children once again to make the world a little better for children. Just as my compassionate fans have helped before, I am confident that this new project of love and hope will provide relief to children who feel disheartened.”

The #Hearts4Kids T-shirt is available for purchase for $27.50 online at www.enriqueiglesias.com and for $35.00 at all U.S. concert venues on his North American tour this June and September. The T-shirt will range in price at international concert venues. The new T-shirt is inspired from the original design, which was a heart drawn by Enrique Iglesias on his white T-shirt after a drone injured his hand during a concert in 2015. The new T-shirt is a crew neck with a photo of Enrique at that concert and is available in black or red with white lettering and image.

We are grateful to Enrique Iglesias and his fans for opening their hearts to help children living in some of the toughest circumstances in Mexico," said Maria Josefina Menéndez, country director of Save the Children in Mexico. “When children bury their emotions, it can delay their development and affect their mental health. Art can provide a creative outlet of expression, especially for young children who struggle to find the words for how they feel.”

Added Menéndez, “We have seen a dramatic change in children once they share their stories. Their burden is lifted and they can focus on learning in school.”

Save the Children launched HEART in Mexico in 2016. In year one, HEART reached nearly 8,000 Mexican children affected by poverty, violence and migration in five provinces, including Baja California, Chiapas, Mexico City, Oaxaca and Puebla. The arts-based program is built into existing curriculums for children at preschools, primary schools, child and youth centers, and summer programs, as well as migration prevention programs for teenagers. HEART incorporates local arts traditions and uses locally-sourced art products.

32 comments:

  1. Please, que no pongan a la HIJA DE SU PINCHE MADRE Rosario Robles a colectar los sentabos, se los va a robar como se robó el dinero de los damnificados en veracruz como ministra del combate a la pobreza con epn y javier duarte,

    ReplyDelete
  2. Que Dios bendiga a los niños. Ellos no tienen la culpa de nada. - Sol Prendido

    ReplyDelete
  3. All the Kings Horseman n All the Kings Men, couldnt put Mexico together again. Not even Iglesias or The Pope, or the to little Kids that gave there famous speech.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well, with that losing attitude, nothing will change indeed.

      Delete
    2. The reason Mexico will NEVER change is because Mexico NOW consumes ALOT of drugs!

      Delete
    3. @ 12:03 pm
      Like many countries that consume drugs. It's not the addicts but government who ruins a country.
      Mexicos corruption practices has led its country to what it is today.

      E42

      Delete
  4. Beautiful !
    Many are unfortunate in this world. With poverty, sickness, and traumatic experiences that puts a burden of living. Glad to see such a charity work go for those children who did not ask to be in such a state.
    Let's not forget who we truly are; human beings who are compassionate and humble.
    I will definitely donate to a worthy cause. Despite some who may think it's a scam. The conception of giving and making a change in ones life should not be overlooked by deception.
    Beautiful posting BB

    E42

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks DD and E 42 ,
      Good deeds will always be rewarded.

      Delete
    2. A true reward comes from knowing that you made a positive impact for someone in need. That to me is priceless.
      I am truly blessed in family, health and career.

      E42

      Delete
    3. First kill all their parents for bringing them to this world without making themselves millionaires at least,

      Delete
    4. @To the readers; I am posting some comments that I would normally delete just to show that all the mean spirited people in the world are not just the sicarios of the cartels. Fortunately I think most if not all of them are the same person. He gives himself away in several ways. I delete his crap every day and he is probably one of those who complains the loudest when his comments aren't posted.

      Delete
  5. If all the countries were to put aside 2% of their Gross National revenues to fund such programs. Life would be much more beautiful.
    It's only the humanitarian thing to do.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I:28 more than 2% is spent by the Rich and the Beautiful in programs for the poor that say "ayudate que Dios te ayudará" or in inglish, "raise yourself by your own bootstraps".

      Delete
  6. If only God would help.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. "If only God would help"
      12:51 you are ignorant

      Delete
  7. Tax deduction.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. For those scrupulous individuals who prefer to write it off. Rather than truly believe in giving.

      E42

      Delete
    2. Some peoples comments are sick and disrespectful. This is a good thing to be applauded. Anyone, and in anyway, who extend a helping hand to the children of Mexican violence should be thanked for their kindness. So thank you Mr. Iglesias, and many thanks to all those who help, but remain nameless in the news. God bless and help Mexico

      Delete
    3. 4:14 help, and make the accounting public, otherwise, we know what is all about, I seen what happened to St Jude's children's Memorial golf fundrisings, you know?
      And don't facking tell me you will report by next fiscal year after the IRS finishes the "audit".
      Too many "tax free foundations" are nothing but scams, including the greatest of the biggest billionaires.
      Please, post and let people make their own minds up, don't be affraid, nobody will lose one penny over this humble comment.

      Delete
    4. @5:30PM I posted your "humble comment" to show readers how low some people will stoop to keep other people from trying to help those in real need in Mexico.

      Delete
    5. 10:02 thanks,
      I understand help is needed badly, but I don't understand why there should be so much need for help, unless the powerful chose for it to be like that.

      Delete
  8. It's pretty amusing to read the article before this, " The infamous La Perra released from prison", to this Enrique Iglesias stuff. What a mixed up country. I never heard of a pop star selling t-shirts while a war rages in their homeland.

    ReplyDelete
  9. It has to feel good for a artist born and raised in Mexico to have a Spanish and American artist do their job for them. It's kinda like a dead beat dad allowing the step dad to raise his child. I'm not judging but step up your Mexican artists, government and professional athletes.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Enrique iglesias was born and raised in spain, father Julio is spanish, the mother Isabel Preysler is a socialite from Philipines, the former spanish colony now a US protectorate like mexico, enrique was sent to the US to live in florida for security reasons, it wasn't safe in spain.

      Delete
    2. Exactly 11:43 Iglesias (born in Spain) is donating money for Mexician children. I was stating that Mexican artists should feel ashamed because a Spanish guy was doing their job for them. By American artist I meant Pitbull but I realized after I reread the article Pitball wasn't involved in donating he was just part of the tour. My mistake sorry. It still doesn't take away my point about Mexican's and their responsibility to take care of Mexico.

      Delete
    3. Anything south of Texas is the same country in American eyes. All 3rd world.

      Delete
  10. I agree @10:45. Artists, gov, athletes, cops, marines, president, governors, common folk, etc, etc, etc. EVERYBODY.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Children should not be depending on the charity of others, that is an indictment on society for allowing it.
      Mexico's Teleton is famous for subsidizing the extravagant way of life of Emilio Azcarraga Jean who steals the money.
      Most of the help mexico gets from families on the US subsidizes the governments that steal the money, but we don't stop sending
      And trying to help, locally too, without making waves or noises.

      Delete
  11. I don't believe for a second that a 12-year old hung herself. Someone hung her.

    Mexico doesn't need charity. Mexico needs a radical Christian Crusade. A holy war.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. 5:03 religion is what mexico needs the less, Don Vasco de Quiroga used to confort the Indian slaves in Michoacan after the Conquista de Mexico, about 600 years ago.
      Clearly religion did not work.
      Crusades older than that did not help either.
      War is not helping anywhere in the world either, mainly because of the "for profit" component.
      Alguna otra sugerencia?

      Delete

Comments are moderated, refer to policy for more information.
Envía fotos, vídeos, notas, enlaces o información
Todo 100% Anónimo;

borderlandbeat@gmail.com