The Magic Teacher: Art Workshops to Fight Violence in Mexico
For many years, the citizens of the small town of Noria, in Sinaloa, have been living in permanent fear. Only in 2010, the "Narco Wars" led to to more than 2,200 homicides in the Sinaloa State (around 6 deaths per day), more than double than the year before. Worried about the children of her town, a young teacher called Marisol Larrizaga decided to organize artistic workshop for kids. She discovered that keeping children busy with artistic activities helped to reduce the fury and terror they carry inside themselves.
Read more about the efforts of this young teacher to reduce violence in Sinaloa in El País.