AYUDA educates and empowers Ecuadorian children with diabetes to better manage their disease in order to prevent serious complications, by learning from other youth with the condition.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Due to the lack of diabetes education that children with diabetes and their families receive in Ecuador, many children suffer preventable complications including renal failure, blindness and even death. AYUDA provides youth to youth education on the importance of balancing diet, nutrition, exercise and blood sugar control to improve the quality of their lives, prevent complications and empower them to become leaders within the youth diabetes community.
How will this project solve this problem?
AYUDA provides family education programs to improve diabetes management and health practices; Campo Amigo Ecuador - diabetes camping program for kids with diabetes to improve diabetes; Management and psycho-social health Outreach to local province.
Potential Long Term Impact
The program aims to reach all youth with diabetes in Ecuador, reduce their hospitalization rates & long term complications due to diabetes, & empower youth to become leaders & raise awareness and educate others about diabetes.
Total Funding Received to Date: $6,332
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $6,332 . The original project funding goal was $58,990.