Open this week: Nest Centrito, the first Nest on wheels!
PILAglobal took the show on the road this week with the launch of Nest Centrito 32, a mobile classroom serving infants, toddlers, and their parents in shelters across Tijuana. In partnership with UNICEF and Centro 32, Nest Centrito offers opportunities for babies and toddlers to play with their parents in the safety of a retrofitted school bus designed specifically for young children. By providing hour-long group sessions to parents with children 0 to 3-years-old, our teachers at Nest Centrito 32 will reach over 100 parents and children per week at three border shelters in Tijuana.
Despite their best efforts, parents living in temporary, crowded shelters often struggle to find special bonding time with their children. In addition to managing all of the worries of being in a foreign country, there is rarely enough physical space to dedicate exclusively to their little ones. Now, in the safety of the mobile Nest, children will get to play, sing and read with their caregivers with the goal of increasing parent and child attachment. We’re excited that Nest Centrito 32 will provide this much-needed space for connection, community and joy.
Partnership with Artist Mark Bradford
PILAglobal is honored to be showcased at Hauser & Wirth's opening of their newest gallery in Menorca, Spain. Featuring Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bradford's latest body of work, "Masses and Movements", the exhibit conveys the enormity of the global migration crisis. In support of PILAglobal's work with displaced families, Bradford has initiated a year-long social engagement project to provide a robust arts program at our Nests in Tijuana and Athens.