The content covered by DpC revolves around three main topics: The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), healthy lifestyles, and diversity. By structuring lessons around the MDGs, DpC allows children to discover how the problems that they see in their own communities, such as poverty, disease, and discrimination, are related to global problems that are similar in nature—a comparison that undoubtedly heightens their awareness of social and environmental actions. This interconnectivity applies equally to solutions as it does to problems; through DpC, students realize that the sum of local actions can have an impact that extends far beyond any individual community. Besides broadening student’s horizons through the MDGs, DpC also exposes students to external contexts through games, activities, and an exchange of homemade “treasure boxes” between different Mexican communities. This exposure allows Mexican children to experience and appreciate diversity without ever leaving their local communities.
While elite private schools often possess the sole access to Mexico’s innovative educational curricula, Dina is determined to cast a wider net and include all types of rural and urban school settings in DpC’s network, including public and private schools, as well as indigenous shelters in the most marginalized communities. DpC has a particular focus on these indigenous communities in Mexico’s poorest states, such as Oaxaca and Chiapas; Dina understands that if DpC achieves success there, it can achieve success anywhere. Not only is this the population most in need of educational resources, but it is also the most isolated from the outside world, and therefore, the most disenfranchised. By bringing DpC to these communities and linking them to other types of school settings where DpC operates, Dina and her team are empowering children, their families, and their teachers to understand that they are part of a larger ecosystem and to participate actively in solving local and global problems.
Deport-es para Compartir's strategic goals are to strengthen the program's internal processes, to internationalize the program and to place the brand in the public eye in issues related to education, prevention of childhood obesity and violence reduction in educational environments.