Using a peer to peer education model, AYUDA educates and empowers children with Type 1 Diabetes to better manage their condition and lead healthier and happier lives. For a child with diabetes AYUDA believes that a lack of education is just as dangerous a lack of insulin. AYUDA works with international diabetes communities to help improve access to diabetes education and resources and will 2014 it's first program in Haiti for children living with Type 1 Diabetes.
Diabetes is a chronic condition that requires diabetes education, supplies, care and support to be effectively managed and in order to live a normal life. Without these components, diabetes may lead to complications including blindness, kidney failure and even death. In Haiti, over 50 young people with type 1 diabetes come to FHADIMAC, AYUDA's partner organization to receive support. We will pilot a peer education program for youth with diabetes this April.
Using a youth to youth model, AYUDA is working with local partner organization FHADIMAC based in the nation's capital Port au Prince, to provide locally appropriate diabetes education programs for children with Type 1 diabetes and their families. The programs aim to empower young people with diabetes to better manage their condition and in turn become role models for others living with diabetes in their communities. This year will mark the first year AYUDA will be piloting this program in Haiti.
By providing diabetes education to young people living with Type 1 diabetes we aim to increase their diabetes knowledge and enable them to live happier and healthier lives by reducing their hospitalization rates and risk of long term complications due to diabetes. Through promoting youth leadership and civic engagement the project aims to empower new youth leaders, who in turn will support the next generation of children living with diabetes in Haiti.
Total Funding Received to Date: $0
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $25,000
Total Funding Goal: $25,000