In this last period, the El Arenal Foundation has undergone many changes due to the health emergency CORONA VIRUS (COV-19) in which we are going through in the world. Due to restrictions set by the government, we restructured the projects.
Today we would love to share our progress despite the pandemic; it has been possible to make a plan, a new schedule respecting the new regulations due to the health emergency.
Our 70 children have permanent psycho-pedagogical support within the foundation's facilities. Our children do not have the necessary resources and digital tools to educate themselves from home. However, thanks to your support; we have an interdisciplinary team to support and help our children. We also acquired new technological tools to be able to supply all children. The entire work team of the foundation is training them in all academic areas. We encouraged them to think holistically, critically, and reflexively. The foundation focuses on that children and adolescents can have a second home, that the foundation becomes a space of support and safety.
Thanks to you, the food program is still on, all our children have a daily meal and a snack. They stay healthy thanks to your valuable contribution and support.
Thank you for making the change together. Thank you for helping us to give them the tools to grow up happy; you allow them to have a fair and dignified life, free from abuse and child labor. Together We Are the Change.
Jan 15, 2021
YOU HAVE A HEART OF GOLD
By Maria Jose Orellana - Executive Director
During the year 2020, the main goal of OSSO Foundation with its project "Hogar de Angeles" was the holistic attention for 20 people with severe disabilities. We focused on these areas:
Health: We provided general and specialized attention, medication, medical supplies, medical exams, and we acquired special medical supplies. Nutrition: We provide nutritious meals to 15 people with disabilities, besides five special plan meals to 5 beneficiaries with severe disabilities. Daily Care: Our group of assistants provided nutrition, hygiene assistance, medical support, and help. Therapeutic and recreational services: Our beneficiaries enjoyed the following services: physical therapy, physicological therapy, recreational activities, artistic activities, among others. Due to the current global pandemic, we made significant changes in the operational area to prevent contagions. The workers, directors, and medical assistants moved in and lived together for three months as a safety measure. After this period, we followed strict safety measures following all the biosafety protocols.
2021 GOALS To continue with the holistic attention to 19 beneficiaries with disabilities. Improve their quality of life. To reactivate the community participation and volunteering programs. To improve the management areas. To continue with our politics of transparency and optimal use of resources. To get the vaccine to immunize the beneficiaries and personal.
Thank you for your trust and support!
Jan 14, 2021
ONE BIG HEART FELT THANK YOU!
By Maria Jose Orellana - Executive Director
Today, I’d like to give a VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to Mírame donors!!
This past December, Mírame received a very special donation that has breathed new life into the program! A very special thank you to donors with the initials JKW & DRW – and to our reoccurring donors – for sustaining Mírame’s initiative to support and empower women in Ecuador.
This past quarter has been relatively quiet, as the remaining funds available to the program we’re reserved for Mírame’s highlighted annual project, Respected Childbirth Week, which takes place in May. Thanks to the end of year gifts we received from various donors, Mírame is proud to have the opportunity to plan more activities for the year, far beyond Respected Childbirth week.
With this infusion of funding, I look forward to laying the foundation for an in-person women’s leadership retreat (provided COVID concerns lift as we move into the future) and coordinating a new series of online workshops to support women’s holistic health education.
Stay tuned for the next quarterly report to see what shakes out regarding new project planning and objectives! Many thanks to your support and contributions to help women in Ecuador transform, grow, and take on new aspects of leadership within their own lives and their communities. As Michelle Obama stated so poignantly, “The difference between a broken community and a thriving one is the presence of women who are valued”; here, we take on the challenge of helping women value themselves, for the benefit of their communities. <3