Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina

 
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Jul 7, 2014

Tribute fundraiser in Memory of my brother Daniel Donaire (report in English and Spanish)

Dani y yo
Dani y yo

Dear Friend,

I’d like to honor the life of my brother and  friend Dani who unexpectedly passed away last month. I’ll dedicate this fundraiser to the installation of a drinking water well in a school that is named after our  Dad - Oscar Victor Donaire - in Pampa del Indio, Chaco. This school was built in 2004 thanks to a very generous donation by the Donaire family; and I would like to add on to the welfare of the children and community by giving them the gift of safe and clean water to remember Dani. The school serves about 120 children and their aboriginal families; there are no rivers or lakes in the area only the water they collect from the rain which is insufficient to cover their basic needs and this puts their health at risk. Access to clean water, as we know it, is unimaginable for this community.

All the great things Dani did for others while on this earth, and the force of his amazing personality will live on in the hearts of everyone who encountered him. I’m heartbroken but inspired by his life, making an effort to remember that even after a tragic loss, it's possible to find hope and to help others.

For my birthday this month my wish is to continue honoring the memory of my brother Dani. To all those who  accompany me during this time and would like to give me a gift, please just donate the money to contribute to the work we are doing in his memory, so  his presence will continue with us through the kids that he loved and to  forever remember his generous spirit to always help those in need.

Please help me make this gift of love a reality and to perpetuate Daniel’s memory. 100% of your donation will be going directly to those for whom Daniel cared a lot - underprivileged children in remote areas of Argentina.

When the installation is complete, a commemorative plate will be placed next to the one honoring his father as a reminder of Dani’s generous soul.

Thank you! 

Guille Donaire

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Querido Amigo,

Quiero honrar la vida de mi hermano y amigo Dani, quien ha fallecido inesperadamente el pasado domingo 8 de junio, y quisiera hacerlo mediante la instalación de agua potable en la escuela cuyo edificio lleva el nombre de Oscar Víctor Donaire (nuestro padre) en Pampa del Indio, Chaco. Dicha escuela fue construida en el año 2004 mediante el aporte de la Familia Donaire. Cuando se construyó la escuela -que hoy alberga 120 niños - no existía la posibilidad de hacer dicha instalación. Hoy tenemos la posibilidad de hacerla y, será en su memoria. 

Todo lo que Dani generosamente hizo por otros y la fuerza de su increíble personalidad quedarán por siempre en nuestro recuerdo y, en los corazones de todos aquellos que lo conocimos. Con una tristeza enorme pero también inspirado por el ejemplo que fue su vida, hacemos un esfuerzo para recordar que aun ante una pérdida tan trágica y dolorosa, es posible encontrar esperanza y así ayudar a otros. 

Para mi cumpleaños este mes mi deseo es continuar honrando la memoria de mi hermano Dani. A todos los que me acompañan a mí y a mi familia durante este momento, muchas gracias, y si desean hacerme un regalo, por favor simplemente donen el dinero para contribuir a la obra que estamos realizando en su memoria, para que su presencia siga con nosotros a través de los chicos que el tanto quería y para recordar  su espíritu generoso para ayudar siempre a quien lo necesitará.

Por favor ayúdennos a hacer realidad este regalo de amor para que con esta obra quede perpetuada su memoria. El 100% de sus donaciones será destinado directamente a aquellos a quienes Dani siempre ayudo - los chicos menos privilegiados en zonas rurales de Argentina. 

Posteriormente a la instalación de agua potable, se colocará una placa conmemorativa junto a la de su padre, honrando el espíritu generoso que siempre caracterizó a Dani.  Gracias!

Guille Donaire

Con Dani, Richi y Damian
Con Dani, Richi y Damian
Los chicos de la escuela y mama
Los chicos de la escuela y mama
La escuela
La escuela
La escuela_2
La escuela_2

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May 9, 2014

Sumando Manos Foundation: May 2014 Newsletter

Escuela 239_ Chaco: Donaciones y Desayunos
Escuela 239_ Chaco: Donaciones y Desayunos

“Give things their value not for what they’re worth, but for what they mean to you” Gabriel García Márquez

In times like these when materialism creates so much confusion between what we need and what we want, it is important to identify the true value of things and every little act that makes a difference. Thanks for being a part of this project!

Projects

In March, at the beginning of the school year, we resumed our program “Breakfast for the Children” in Chaco and Misiones. Approximately 300 children benefit from this program and receive breakfast and/or lunch. This is a key campaign since at many of these schools this is the only meal the kids receive in the day. Anything you can do to help will be welcome. With USD10 we can provide breakfast to a child for an entire month. to receive further information and donate, please visit: www.sumandomanos.org

We completed the installation of a water well at School 395 JUAN JOSE CASTELLI, located in PARAJE EL GRAMILLAR, CHACO. We repaired an engine that transports the water through the pipes to a 12000 liter tank at the school. There were repairs made to the tank as well. The tank also receives rainwater. We added a 1hp engine to take the water from the well to the tank that was placed on the roof of the school. As a result of this work, the school will have between 10000 and 12000 liters of water available. We also repaired toilettes, sinks, faucets.

A few months after the installation of a water well and pipes in School 239, Pampa Chica, Chaco we can see the benefits and the impact of this project in the school vegetable garden. It is producing more vegetables thanks to the installation of pipes for watering purposes and this in turn complements the food supply for the school lunches while helping the children develop responsibility and group work ethics. Even though natural resources are scarce, they can be used for the benefit of the school. The amount of water that is used for the school and garden is very small compared to the amount of water we may use on a daily basis so it is our purpose to bring drinking water to more and more schools in remote areas. This would be extremely difficult without your support that's why we want to share the joy of the impact of this project and the improvement of one of our schools that benefits almost 200 children and their families as well. 

Teresa Donaire, our partner in Argentina, coordinated several donations that were sent to different schools and institutions in Entre Ríos, San Luis, Misiones, Chaco, Santa Fe, Corrientes and Salta. Since we’re at the beginning of a new school year, the donations included mainly school supplies, clothes, shoes, toys and medicines. We delivered 4 bags of shoes that were sent from Miami, collected at an event organized by a group of children from the Hockey Meerkats. The shipments were sent free of charge by the following generous carriers: Expreso Almafuerte (Entre Ríos), Expreso San Juan Mar del Plata (San Luis & Salta), Expreso Petrovalle (Misiones), Expreso Misiones (Misiones). As usual, we received donations of packing materials from Cesar Rolando, from Famyca.

Santa Clara Civil Association.

Our trip to Salta and Jujuy took place from the 9th to the 16th of March. We delivered food, clothes, shoes, school supplies, toys and medicines to the schools, and also provided medical care. The children are healthy overall but some show weight loss associated to the holiday period (Dec-March), as usual. The children are not fed appropriately during the holidays since the school cafeteria is closed. Their dental health shows signs of improvement due to the continuity and awareness of the population on preventive care. The volunteers shared lunch, breakfast, and even a night's rest with the children, a unique experience. Recreational activities were conducted; they played foosball, soccer, etc. Children in Jujuy have shown their work in the yarn, which is a regional activity that impacts the economy of their families. All schools visited received donations from schools in Gonzalez Catán. The participants of the trip were a doctor, a nurse, a dentist and two drivers; all volunteers and in their own vehicles.

Casita Sai in Florencio Varela, Buenos Aires

During the first three months of 2014 we continued the soup kitchen services 4 times a week and the children receive snacks 3 times a week. On Sundays, the services are provided all throughout the day providing breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner. There are about 50 people receiving these services (children, teenagers and mothers). On the 3rd Sunday of each month we also provide medical services that include: health clinic, dentistry, dermatologic attention, otolaryngology, and psychological attention is provided on a bi weekly basis. We also conduct Education Workshops related to human values and give tutoring to children and teenagers. We organize fun activities for the children such as games, sing songs, artistic work, etc. we celebrate the birthdays.

“Casa Feliz” soup kitchen Gonzalez Catan – Buenos Aires

Every Saturday from January to April we provided breakfast for the children, serving chocolate milk, cereal and cookies. For lunch, the meal is served with bread and juice. After breakfast, the children help pick up and clean the place and organize activities such as coloring and drawing. These activities are coordinated by volunteers from Organizacion Sai or the soup kitchen. On Saturday the 11th approximately 30 children older than 10 went to the water park in Punta Lara. They departed the soup kitchen at 8.30AM and came back at 7PM. The transportation was provided by a local company.

In January and March pediatric, dental and psychological services were performed. Approximately 30 children and several adults per visit received medical care. The most frequent problem presented among children were dermatological, respiratory and optical conditions. Seven children received dentistry services. Treatments included including various fillings and two extractions. 4 women were treated as well. 19 children and 8 adults received Otolaryngology care. The most common illnesses were: upper airways infections, external otitis media, pharyngitis, nasal polyposis and allergy. Each case was treated with the proper medication. In reference to psychological services, 5 children and 8 adults received services. The most common situations presented were family difficulties, family violence, difficulty accepting limits, conduct and anxiety disorder. Follow up appointments were made to revisit patients in 15 days.

We also conducted Human Values workshops where the key areas discussed were personal care, happiness and dedication.

Since we are now at the beginning of the school year, we delivered 60 backpacks with school supplies and 10 bags with school supplies for our high school students. These were all donations we received. The younger children received teddy bears and candy.

The lady in charge of the house where the soup kitchen takes place, Gloria, cooked lunch for everyone, served with homemade bread, juice and bananas.

Noccan Kani – Santa Fe

We completed the repair work of the ceiling in Noccan Kani center, where 80 children receive snacks, tutoring and attend workshops on a weekly basis.

Merendero Belen (soup kitchen) – Villa Solidaridad – Salta

During the first four months of the year we conducted the usual activities on Saturdays. On Monday 6th, in the afternoon, we celebrated Día de Reyes and the children received presents and candy.

On 03/15 we resumed the health services. 14 children and 4 adults received care. The most common pathologies were: Infected dermatitis, acute pneumonia, pharyngitis, gastritis, and healthy control children with intestinal colic. Each case received the proper medication.

LAS TALITAS – TUCUMAN 

On Saturday 03/15 we resumed our pediatric services in Las Talitas. The care was provided by Dr. Gabriela Filtrin, who took care of 33 patients. 30 children between 6 months and 14 years old, a 21 year old girl and two ladies, 57 & 58. The most common reason for the visits were parasitic and respiratory diseases. Each case received the proper medication. We also provided respiratory disease prevention workshops to mothers and their babies. They all received the medication needed.

In the afternoon we organized a workshop to learn about the Planet Earth and how to take care of it and have respect for different life forms that inhabit. The afternoon snack served was milk chocolate and bread.

We organized different workshops every Saturday, where about 35-40 children participate and enjoy different activities like story reading, games and drawing. The children also helped prepare their snacks and enjoyed other activities, where different topics such as team work, cooperation and no violence were discussed. We delivered clothes and food to the children who joined us.

HOGAR MAMITAs en la Provincia de Misiones

Several volunteers visited Hogar Mamitas, nearby Posadas, on April 5th. We delivered diapers, food, clothes, shoes, milk powder, cleaning supplies and personal hygiene items.

In this location we provide shelter to pregnant young girls from deprived areas, who were rejected by their families. This institution does not receive any government assistance. These girls receive care, love, medical attention, food and learn crafts, cooking, etc.

They collect funds by selling some of their own work and the items they create. They also help in a soup kitchen. Most of them arrive to this home looking for help and bringing their other children with them.

This time we met several pregnant girls and others who already gave birth. You can see in their faces the happiness they feel for having found a place where they are respected and cared for.

Numerous children were playing, some of them gathered at the entrance when they saw the volunteers. They were eager for affection extending his arms to receive and give loving cuddling while laughing.

They looked intrigued, going through all the bags with the items donated. The mothers were happy now, a moment ago they were worried about not having enough milk and diapers for their babies.

LOS OLEROS, POSADAS

On 03/27 we conducted our first doctor visit at Los Oleros. The attendance was substantial because of several pathologies typical of this time of the year. Because of bad weather, the neighborhood had been isolated and was not able to receive any services. Teachers could not enter, nor any means of transportation. Despite being relatively close to the capital city, the neighbors were literally isolated. In extreme cases they could go out on horseback.

The medical service provided by the Dept of Health continues to be inadequate and fails to meet the demands and delivery of medicines. We provided medical care to different cases such as throat problems, fungal infections, urinary tract infections, etc. Many mothers also came to control.

SERVICIO COMUNIDAD TOBA DE DERQUI  PCIA. DE BUENOS AIRES

In this community we organize activities 3 times a week. Approximately 55 children participate. They receive afternoon snacks (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) which include chocolate milk or mate cocido with milk. There are always pastries prepared by the adults with the assistance of the children and sometimes cookies too. There is one person in charge of the snack and service but there are also other mothers from the community who help.

The first Sunday of March there was an additional event organized with the children and mothers of the community. We conducted educational activities, drawing, plays about human values, board games. There was also a session about “going back to school” where the children shared in a poster their expectations for the new 2014 school year.

The children received haircuts and the afternoon snack included chocolate milk, homemade bread and chocolate pudding.

 

During the month of February, our project in GlogalGiving was selected as “project of the month”. As a result, our donations for the month increased considerably and we also received recognition for our hard work from our donors from all over the world.

Beyond this event in February, we continue offering pediatric services to the remote and deprived areas of Argentina with the donations received from GlobalGiving. Please click on the link below to access all the details of our projects. Every donation is welcome. With U$10 we can provide breakfast for a child for an entire month, and with U$25 we can also provide health services. Thanks to all those who collaborated and voted for our project, especially hp Argentina, Discovery, Moodys and Comcast for their contributions through the corporate Gift Card program in GlobalGiving. https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/pediatric-services-in-remote-areas-of-argentina/

 

EXCELLENT NEWS:

Amazon has chosen Sumando Manos Foundation as one of the participating organizations of their contribution plan. Every time there is a purchase done in Amazon initiated from the link: www.smile.amazon.com  and selecting Sumando Manos Foundation as the charity that you are supporting, 0.5% of the purchase will be automatically donated to our Foundation! Thank you Amazon for selecting us! And thanks to all those who collaborate and make us the connection between you and the children who need our help.

 

Thanks everyone  for trusting in our foundation to be the liaison  between the children who  need our help and yourselves.

 

Sumando Manos Foundation

Servicios Pediatricos en las escuelas de Salta
Servicios Pediatricos en las escuelas de Salta
Campania "Por el Desayuno de un Ninos": Chaco
Campania "Por el Desayuno de un Ninos": Chaco
Servicio Pediatrico en Los Oleros (Misiones)
Servicio Pediatrico en Los Oleros (Misiones)
Instalacion Pozo de Agua_ Pampa del Indio_Chaco
Instalacion Pozo de Agua_ Pampa del Indio_Chaco
Instalacion Pozo de Agua: Pampa del Indio_Chaco
Instalacion Pozo de Agua: Pampa del Indio_Chaco
Donaciones en las escuelas de Salta
Donaciones en las escuelas de Salta
Alimentos para Las Talitas, Tucuman
Alimentos para Las Talitas, Tucuman
Servicios Pediatricos en Las Talitas, Tucuman
Servicios Pediatricos en Las Talitas, Tucuman

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Feb 10, 2014

We have a very good news to share with you!

For them
For them

Dear Friends!

We have a very good news to share with you!

Our project  "Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina" have been selected as GlobalGiving's Project of the Month for February 2014!  And our work  has been selected as this month's high-impact project that will benefit from the club's donations!

Here, you can see where GlobalGiving is featuring our  project: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/project-of-the-month-club/updates/

Donations will be used to continue covering basic needs for children in remote zones in Argentina. As we did in other locations, we will implement a safe drinking water project  in another school in Pampa del Indio (Chaco). The project, that include its respective pumps and pipes, will provide drinking water to enable the children to have drinking and cooking water and even to irrigate a new small farm.

Contaminated water and lack of drinkable water are recurring problems in the schools of Chaco, impeding the healthy development of the children. Schools located in remote areas serves as a great contention for the kids, especially because attendance to class ensures them to receive their daily meal. In many instances children live so far away, they have to walk miles to attend school, even sleeping several nights a week in the classroom.

Based on the results obtained in previous drinking water project implemented, provide drinking water have been a key success factor to stop malnutrition child mortality and have allowed us to further improve their quality of life. Drinking water it is a foundation factor to support our Health (Pediatric Services), Nutrition and Education programs in remote zones in Argentina.

Thanks everyone for trusting in our foundation to be the liaison between underprivileged children who need our help and yourselves. As the poet Maya Angelou has said, 'People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did.  But people will never forget how you made them feel.' And this is our mission to make underprivileged children in remote zones feel that they are important and have access to opportunity

Thank you so much for your generosity.

Warm Regards

Guillermo

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Dec 6, 2013

Safe Drinking Water in Remote areas in Argentina / Agua Potable en Areas Remotas en Argentina

2100 cubic feet tank
2100 cubic feet tank

Dear Friends,

We have implemented successfully the first safe drinking water project  in school Nº 239 “PEDRO INCHAUSPE”, in Pampa del Indio, Chaco.(pictures enclosed). 

A 2100 cubic feet tank was installed with its respective pumps and pipes, providing drinking water to enable the children to have drinking and cooking water and even to irrigate a new small farm.

Contaminated water and lack of drinkable water are recurring problems in the schools of Chaco, impeding the healthy development of the children. Schools located in remote areas serves as a great contention for the kids, especially because attendance to class ensures them to receive their daily meal. In many instances children live so far away, they have to walk miles to attend school, even sleeping several nights a week in the classroom.

School Nº 239 “PEDRO INCHAUSPE”, at Pampa del Indio is also part of the “Breakfast for a child” program and this water installation allows us to further improve their quality of life.

Thank you very much for helping with donations and for trusting us to be the liaison between the children and yourselves.

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Queridos Amigos,

Hemos implementado exitosamente la instalación de la planta de agua en la escuela Nº 239 “PEDRO INCHAUSPE”, de Pampa del Indio, Chaco.

Un tanque de 60,000 litros ha sido instalado con sus respectivas bombas y cañerías para el abasteciendo de agua potable para que los niños puedan beber, y los responsables en la escuela cocinar y mantener la nueva huerta que se creó.

El problema del agua contaminada y la falta de agua potable son  problemas críticos en las escuelas de la provincia del Chaco, lo que imposibilita el sano desarrollo de los niños.

Las escuelas rurales sirven de contención a los niños ya que en ellas los reciben su alimentación diaria. Muchos niños deben caminar varias horas para llegar a clase y a veces deben dormir en la misma escuela por la distancia que hay hacia sus casas.

La escuela Nº 239 “PEDRO INCHAUSPE”, de Pampa del Indio también es parte del programa “Por el desayuno de un niño”, y esta instalación de agua permite mejorar su calidad de vida.

Agradecemos el apoyo de todos los que han donado para este proyecto y la confianza en nuestra organizacion para ser un nexo  entre ustedes y los niños.

Atentamente

School
School's farm
Water for the Farm
Water for the Farm
School N 239 "PEDRO INCHAUSPE
School N 239 "PEDRO INCHAUSPE

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Sep 3, 2013

Sumando Manos Foundation: Aug 2013 Newsletter

Pediatric Service in Santiago del Estero
Pediatric Service in Santiago del Estero

Friends of Sumando Manos Foundation

The famous writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, in his book “The Little Prince”, wrote these beautiful lines: “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” For us, seeing with our hearts the reality of the children we help is what drives us to work. Part of our project is a dream that we take by the hand to every community we reach. It is to plant a seed of a better future in the hearts of the children. To accomplish this dream we must improve the present. This is what we propose to you, that you help us give a child a dream.

Accomplishments and projects

Through the Santa Clara Civil Association a trip to Santiago del Estero was completed in June, during which Schools No. 843 “Juan Domingo Roldan” and Kindergarten No. 382 “Taquitos” in Taco Atun  and School No. 297 in Tala Atun were visited. To reach the schools, dirt roads with gravel, mud, and potholes must be travelled. The teachers get to the schools by hitchhiking, walking, or on motorcycles. The children walk five to ten km daily to attend classes. 170 new pairs of shoes were given out and 160 children and 70 adults were examined and received dental treatment. Toothbrushes and toothpaste were donated, and extractions and cavity treatments were performed. Due to visits and controls performed periodically through our program, the general health was good. The results of periodic examinations can also be seen when considering pediatrics; only cases of colds and fever were found. These are due to the commonly low temperatures of this season. Medicine for each particular case was left at both schools. Although there were no cases of malnutrition, a few anemic babies were observed. The young mothers receive two cans of powdered milk from the government per month, which should suffice to provide the necessary nutrition. The pediatrician explained to them how the babies should be fed from now on. Neither of the two schools have electricity. Both have gas generators that are maintained with great difficulty because of fuel cost. There isn’t any drinking water in either of the places, so the schools count on a filtration system. School supplies, non-perishable food items, clothes, and shoes were given.

*During the month of June members Santa Clara Civil Association travelled Jujuy and Salta. 5 Schools were visited. Clothes, shoes, school supplies, toothbrushes, toothpaste, medications, instruments necessary for dental care, as well as non-perishable food items, powdered milk and cooking oil were delivered. These foods are what teachers need to cover the children’s basic nutritional needs. Medical and dental attention was given. A total of 143 children received care and the results were very favorable compared to other visits.

 *We continue with our Program “For a Child’s Breakfast”. Approximately 270 children benefit from this program, and they receive food for their breakfast and/or lunch. This campaign is key, because in many schools what we donate is the only  daily food that the children receive. All help is welcome. With ten dollars a child’s breakfast for an entire month is provided. For more information, visit www.sumandomanos.org.

*  During the month of May and again in July medical visits to the communities in Los Oleros, Posadas, Misiones were made. During these visits, 41 children and 20 adults were cared for. The problems detected were mainly bronchial and respiratory; parasitosis, low weight, cough, skin problems, among others. A nebulizer was donated to the woman in charge of the medical clinic by the company SILFAB. It will remain in the clinic under her supervision and it will be used to help the locals whenever they may need it. The interest that the mothers, many of them young, take in their children’s health is remarkable. They bring their children very warmly dressed, and also pay close attention to the information they’re given about disease prevention and hygiene in general. It is an area where the population is in need of basic resources and finds itself very distanced from the health centers. The locals who attend always reiterate their gratefulness for the attention that’s given to them and that covers such an important basic need.

* In May a medical visit to Merendero Belén in Salta was made. Medical attention was given to 22 children and 2 adults, respiratory problems being the most common issue. A total of 40 children participated in recreational activities after the clinic, and then shared a snack prepared by Eva, the indefatigable and loving owner of the house. She welcomes the children on Saturdays with elaborate crafts and on this day delighted them with a tasty “arroz con leche” accompanied by breads spread with dulce de leche.

 *In May and June medical services were given in González Catan, Buenos Aires. The space was shared with the group Educare, “Education in Human Values”, who did various workshops with the children. In pediatrics, 31 children were cared for. The majority of them had upper airway infections. The second most common issue  was lower airway infections: bronchiolitis (for which aerosolized medication was used). With lower prevalence, there were illnesses of the digestive tract (gastroenteritis, parasites). 2 adults were also seen and psychological visits were made by 4 people. During the day, the children were served breakfast and lunch.

 *Continuing the services that occur monthly at the community soup kitchen “La Casita Feliz” of González Catan in Buenos Aires, pediatric medical attention and dental care was provided. Professionals of other specialties also participated (ENT doctors, clinicians, gynecologists, cardiologists, etc.) and a psychologist. Birthday parties were started, where the children share cakes. The facility is decorated with balloons and candy is given out. Every Saturday, 30 to 60 children attend this place to receive breakfast and lunch. They do different activities like watch movies, draw, etc. Sumando Manos donates some of the food and milk so that this can be possible.

 *Coordinated by our collaborator in Argentina, Teresa Donaire, several material donations were received. Among these are shoes, kitchen supplies, kitchenware, tablecloths, napkins, kitchen aprons, appliances, clothing for children, babies and adults; quilts, blankets, tricycles, children's cards, films, costumes, story books, school supplies, candy, curtains, toys, medication, a large tent, a stove, a toy chest, a swimming pool, two complete dental chairs and first aid items among countless generous donations from our donors in Buenos Aires. These donations were sent in April and June to schools and institutions in the provinces of Corrientes, Santa Fe, Salta, Misiones, Entre Rios, Chaco, and San Luis. The Hospital Dr. Velazco of Cancarán, San Luis thanks all donors for their contributions, which were made possible by Dr. Sonia Sartor. On this occasion, they received medications, a pediatric nebulizer to help with the children’s treatments, toys, and clothes for the families that come to the hospital. Also,  a rubber floor was installed (now the children won’t freeze their little tushies while playing at their health checks!), toys, and pencils to entertain those in the clinics and  those admitted.

 *Together with HelpArgentina and the Foundation “Huerta Niño” we will build an vegetable garden for the School 373, “El Botón” in El Soberbio, Misiones headed by the Director Osvaldo Bordón. The program “Mi Huerta” (Spanish for Vegetable Garden) consist of organizing and supporting organic gardens in rural schools that are sustainable, lasting, and beneficial to the community. Each project is unique. The specific needs (greenhouse, irrigation systems, walls, perimeter fence) are taken into account.

 *In Las Talitas, Tucumán pediatric visits were made in April and June. On this occasion, the most common pathologies were bronchitis and parasites. Less common were cases of skin problems (impetigo, scabies, pediculosis). As always, a snack was shared with the children and workshops about human values were given. Stories were read and various recreational activities were held.

 * We are sending donations of powdered milk and food to the “Hogar Mamitas” in Posadas, Misiones. This facility is a home for young moms  that suffer from discrimination, rejection by their families and is located in the outskirts of the city. Because it is a transitional place, the number of girls ranges from 8 to 15 and because many of them already have one or two children, there are around 15 more people there. They are welcomed with love, given a place where they can go through their pregnancy with good food, medical attention, the chance of studying, learning crafts, sewing, etc. In accordance to their capabilities they maintain a garden, cook, and sell empanadas and other products they have manufacture.

*School No. 166 “Moisés Bertoni” in Cerro Santa Ana, Misiones received the contribution of foods such as powder milk, cookies, rice, sugar, cereals, etc to be used in the snacks given to their 120 students. In this educational establishment the children of rural families in the area and children of the bordering Mbya community converge.   This integration is one of the highlights in the educational community. To provide an education more suited to the needs of the children, the faculty has added a bilingual teacher. The students also received new shoes and school supplies. In the Guarani communities “Tava Miri” and “Pindoyti” in San Ignacio, Misiones, recreational activities were shared and powdered milk was donated.

 Income and Events

* We continue to provide pediatric services for schools in remote areas in different provinces in Argentina though the donations we receive on GlobalGiving, where when clicking the following link, you can learn all the details about the project, stories and pictures of the children and the supported communities. All help is welcome. With  $10 a child’s breakfast for an entire month is provided. With $25 the costs of the medical visits they receive are also covered. We thank all those who have collaborated through donations and votes of support with our project, especially hp Argentina, Discovery, Moodys and Comcast for their contributions through the corporate program “Gift Card” in GlobalGiving. For more information and to donate, please visit:

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/pediatric-services-in-remote-areas-of-argentina/

*Thanks to Johnson & Johnson and Microsoft corporations, who through their Gift Matching program in USA keep helping us by matching the donations their employees make, at a rate of 2 to 1 and 1 to 1 respectively.

Thanks for trusting in our foundation to be the liaison  between yourselves and the unprivileged children who  need our help.

Sumando Manos Foundation

Breakfast for a child campaign - Chaco
Breakfast for a child campaign - Chaco
Shoes, parasites prevention (Misiones)
Shoes, parasites prevention (Misiones)
Pediatric Service (Salta)
Pediatric Service (Salta)
Donations (Corrientes)
Donations (Corrientes)

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Organization

Sumando Manos Foundation

Miami Beach, Florida, United States
http://www.sumandomanos.org

Project Leader

Guillermo Donaire

Miami Beach, FL United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina