Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR

by Fundación Grupo Puntacana
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Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR

Dear Donor, please receive a warm greeting. We are writing to express our deepest thanks for your donation, contributions from donors like you provide the financial and moral support needed to accomplish our mission of providing a quality health center to the disabled children of the deprived communities of the Punta Cana region.

We truly appreciate your support !

The center continues to offer specialized medical services to boys and girls from 0 to 12 years old diagnosed with down syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy.  In the second phase we hope to offer medical services for children with learning disability.

Currently all the medical services are available (as the pandemic is being controlled in the DR and the national vaccination program has been successful up to know). La Altagracia province (where the community of Veron is located) has one of the highest vaccination rates in the DR:

  • First dose: 100%  of the population.  Second dose: 94.9% of the population.  Third dose: 19.1% of the population.

So far in 2021 the center has served 6, 518 patients. The areas with the highest flow of patients are:  Early Care Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Rehabilitation and Speech Therapy.

The most common medical cases are autism, cerebral palsy, psychomotor retardation, phonological disorders, neurodevelopmental disorder

  Services available from 8 am. at 4 pm. from Monday to Friday:

  • Social work.
  • Pediatrics and Nutrition
  • Psychological evaluations (over 5 years old).
  • Early Care Assessment (under 5 years old)
  • Psychometric test.
  • Psychiatry
  • Neuropsychology
  • Family therapy
  • Group Therapy.
  • Behavioral Therapy.
  • Early Care Therapy.
  • Speech therapy

 In the last few months we have been implementing a new Program for the Promotion of Children's Reading. The books and specialized care that patients receive (through this program) are a stimulus to imagination, creativity and fun. They also try to stimulate in them the interest in everything that surrounds them; becoming at the same time tools for their development and education.

Children with disabilities of any kind, like everyone else, have the right to access literacy as a fundamental tool for learning, communication and leisure.

In the other hand, we are very proud to inform you that our project has recently been awarded by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the National Council for Disability-CONADIS, for working for the benefit of the children with disabilities and promote inclusion in the DR 

Please see the pictures attached

There are still many needs to meet in terms of equipment (for example video-electroencephalogram, electric treadmill, medical software for the comprehensive management of the center, others), staff training and supplies. We look forward to continue partnering with you in order to get these goals together

 We will keep you informed about the progress of the project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please feel free to direct them to us and we will answer as best we can.

There is no way to fully express our gratitude for your support

Best wishes,

 

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Dear Donor, please receive a warm greeting.  We started this fundraiser to provide a quality health center to the disabled children of the deprived communities of La Altagracia province and your contribution helps us to accomplish our mission.  We sincerely thank you for your support to this project.

We all know that children with disabilities and their families constantly face barriers that limit the exercise of their human rights and their social inclusion.

Poverty and disability are closely related, as the former is a determining factor of the latter and, in turn, disability often traps people in poverty.

During its first phase, the center is offering specialized medical services to boys and girls from 0 to 12 years old diagnosed with down syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy.  In the second phase we hope to offer medical services for children with learning disability.

Over the last months the center has served 1,758 patients. The areas with the highest flow of patients are:  Early Care Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Rehabilitation and Speech Therapy.

The most common medical cases are autism, cerebral palsy, psychomotor retardation, phonological disorders and neurodevelopmental disorder

This center continues changing the lives of many families, whose children with disabilities did not have access to any medical treatment since there was no center of this type in the entire region.

Given that the pandemic is under control in the DR and the national vaccination program is going very well, all the services remain available, but still complying with the health and safety protocols to prevent covid-19 contagious.

  Services available from 8 am. at 4 pm. from Monday to Friday:

  • Social work.
  • Pediatrics and Nutrition
  • Psychological evaluations (over 5 years old).
  • Early Care Assessment (under 5 years old)
  • Psychometric test.
  • Psychiatry
  • Neuropsychology
  • Family therapy
  • Group Therapy.
  • Behavioral Therapy.
  • Early Care Therapy.
  • Speech therapy

There are still many needs to meet in terms of equipment (for example video-electroencephalogram, electric treadmill, medical software for the comprehensive management of the center, others), staff training and supplies. We look forward to continue partnering with you in order to get these goals together

 We will keep you informed about the progress of the project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please feel free to direct them to us and we will answer as best we can.

There is no way to fully express our gratitude for your support

Best wishes,

 

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Dear Donor, please receive a warm greeting. We are writing to express our deepest thanks for your donation, contributions from donors like you provide the financial and moral support needed to accomplish our mission of providing a quality health center to the disabled children of the deprived communities of the La Altagracia province.  

During its first phase, the center is offering specialized medical services to boys and girls from 0 to 12 years old diagnosed with down syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy.  In the second phase we hope to offer medical services for children with learning disability.

Significant achievements: Since its opening in March 2, 2020  the center has served more than 2,400 patients  !  The most common health conditions are autism, physical disability, language and learning disorders

Without your help this would not have been possible.

This center has changed the lives of many families, whose children with disabilities were not receiving any medical treatment because there was no health center of this type in the entire region.

Given that the pandemic is under control in the DR, all the services remain available, but still complying with the health and safety protocols to prevent covid-19 contagious.

  Services available from 8 am. at 4 pm. from Monday to Friday:

  • Social work.
  • Pediatrics and Nutrition
  • Psychological evaluations (over 5 years old).
  • Early Care Assessment (under 5 years old)
  • Psychometric test.
  • Psychiatry
  • Neuropsychology
  • Family therapy
  • Group Therapy.
  • Behavioral Therapy.
  • Early Care Therapy.
  • Speech therapy

There are still many needs to meet in terms of equipment (for example video-electroencephalogram, electric treadmill), staff training and supplies. We look forward to continue partnering with you in order to get these goals together

 We will keep you informed about the progress of the project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please feel free to direct them to us and we will answer as best we can.

There is no way to fully express our gratitude for your support

Best wishes,

 

 

 

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Dear Donor, please receive a warm greeting. We want to take the time to sincerely thank you for your donation to this project. . As you know, we started this fundraiser to provide a quality health center to the disabled children of the deprived communities of the La Altagracia province and your contribution helps us get one step closer to our goal.

One of the best ways to help children with special needs is to be kind. As you get to know them, they may help you understand what it's like to be in their situation. And you will be helping to fill a very special need, one that we all have: the need to have good friends.

Another way to help them is to contribute to causes that seek their well-being, and that is precisely what you do ! 

During its first phase, the center is offering specialized medical services to boys and girls from 0 to 12 years old diagnosed with down syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy;

Given the gradual normalization that is taking place in the country, all the services are currently available, but still complying with the health and safety protocols to prevent covid-19 contagious.

Currently, about 70 patients are being treated weekly. The most common health conditions are autism, physical disability, language and learning disorders

  Services available from 8 am. at 4 pm. from Monday to Friday:

  • Social work.
  • Pediatrics and Nutrition
  • Psychological evaluations (over 5 years old).
  • Early Care Assessment (under 5 years old)
  • Psychometric test.
  • Psychiatry
  • Neuropsychology
  • Family therapy
  • Group Therapy.
  • Behavioral Therapy.
  • Early Care Therapy.
  • Speech therapy

On the other hand (and as part of our training program) the nutritionist of the center participated in a virtual training taught by Unicef DR on the diagnosis of acute malnutrition.

Please see the pictures attached to this report.

There are still many needs to meet in terms of equipment (for example video-electroencephalogram, electric treadmill), staff training and supplies. We look forward to strength our alliance in order to achieve these goals together

 We will keep you informed about the progress of the project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please feel free to direct them to us and we will answer as best we can.

There is no way to fully express our gratitude for your support

Best wishes,

 

 

 

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A patient at the center for disabled childrens
A patient at the center for disabled childrens

Dear Donor, please receive a warm greeting. We are writing to express our deepest thanks for your donation, contributions from donors like you provide the financial and moral support needed to accomplish our mission of providing a quality health center to the disabled children of the deprived communities of the La Altagracia province.  

The center was opened in the community of Verón on March 2, 2020, managed by a public-private alliance led by our foundation. During its first phase, the center offers specialized medical services to boys and girls from 0 to 12 years old diagnosed with down syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy; and in the next phase it will include treatment for children with attention deficit and learning disorder.

The labors were focused in the administrative area during the quarantine period ordered by the Dominican authorities due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Given the gradual normalization that is taking place in the country, the reopening and restart of the services (complying with the sanitary and safety protocols) began in the week of June 1, 2020. Total patients per week: 50 patients (after reopening), the area that is currently serving the most patients is Psychology.

  Services available from 8 am. at 4 pm. from Monday to Friday:

  • Social work.
  • Pediatrics and Nutrition
  • Psychological evaluations (over 5 years old).
  • Early Care Assessment (under 5 years old)
  • Psychometric test.
  • Psychiatry
  • Neuropsychology
  • Family therapy
  • Group Therapy.
  • Behavioral Therapy.
  • Early Care Therapy.
  • Speech therapy

 Physiatry and Physical Rehabilitation services restarted on July 1, 2020.

The main objective of the center is to integrate the families and the communities into the recovery process of the patients, with the purpose of benefiting the thousands of children with disabilities in the eastern region of the country.

There are still many needs to meet in terms of equipment,staff training and supplies. We look forward to a continuing partnership with you.

 We will keep you informed about the progress of the project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please feel free to direct them to us and we will answer as best we can.

There is no way to fully express our gratitude for your support. 

Best wishes,

 

 

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Fundación Grupo Puntacana

Location: Santo Domingo, no applicable - Dominican Republic
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Project Leader:
Margarita Pilier
Santo Domingo, no applicable Dominican Republic
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