Mar 10, 2020

Luz's mom

We meet Mrs Vanessa in the psychology service of Wasi Esperanza. She can neither read nor write, which makes her sad and helpless because she doesn't feel able to take care of her family.

Mrs Vanessa is Maribel's aunt who has been taking care of Maribel since the death of her mother. Maribel is four years old and has a difficulty with speaking and walking.  She is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, spastic hemiplegia.

Mrs Vanessa has an eight-year-old daughter named Sofia. Sofia and Maribel are sisters on their father's side. They are very good friends, they love each other very much and take care of each other.

Mrs Vanessa does embroidery work to support the household, as only support, because the father doesn’t show interest in both of his daughters.

They live on the outskirts of the city of and their house is difficult to access. To attend the therapies, Mrs Vanessa has to carry Maribel, accompanied by Sofia. It’s a tiring journey, consisting of a walk of one-and-a-half hour and in many occasions they have to face strong weather conditions like the rays of the sun, the dust and the rain.

Despite the emotional problems, due to the death of her sister an due to the responsibility for the youngest one, Mrs Vanessa is very enthusiastic to start her literacy program in Wasi to learn to read and write in her native language, which is Quechua.

Feb 20, 2020

PRESENTATION OF PRIORITIZED CHILDREN

We begin a new year with best of energies! And we would like to introduce the kids whom the project will be attending this year:

- Araceli: This is a girl who will be attending the third year of elementary school. She doesn't know how to write or read yet, but she has a remarkable potential for doing it. Our objective is that she can read and write by the end of the year.

-Gustavo: He graduated from kindergarten successfully and he will attend the first year of elementary school this year. Our objective is that he can improve his writing skills. He recognizes vowels and part of the alphabet. We believe he can achieve what we propose and much more.

-Thiago: we worked with him last year taking into consideration his autism state, we achieved a lot about his sight concentration and about following basic rules, such as throwing the garbage away, be quiet on his seat or keep his toys.

- Santiago: This is his third year with us in inclusive education, his parents has been really involved with his progress, due to that we reached many notorious outcomes about his language and interpersonal skills. Santiago is able to be part of a group of kids and play freely with them, he can also say some words now.

- Ingrid: she now can differenciate basic colors , there is still a lot to do about her behaviour. She attends a regular kindergarten and she managed to adapt herself to the grupal activities. She is able to perform daily routine staff like dressing, feeding, going to the bathroom, etc.

-Mayumi: She is new in the organization and she will enroll kindergarten this year. He has got a lot of potential, but we need to work with her about he attention and concentration.

- Luz: She is a really talented girl despites her visual disability, she attends school and she needs lots of sensory stimulation in order to recognize her surroundings. On the other hand, teachers require special materials and assessment for working with her.

- Gabriela: This will be her second year with us in inclusive education, even when she understands and communicates properly, she was not able to enter a regular school because of her cerebral palsy. We will keep working on our objective of make awareness about inclusive education with her teachers.

-Kiara: She will attend the sixth grade of elementary school this year; however, she learned how to write and read recently. Now she needs to work on her comprehension skills and improve her communication skills.

- keyla: She is a girl with a regular IQ, her only limitation is motor. She understand her status, that's why she notices the difference between her and other children; thus, we will work on self esteem and self-knowledge with her.

- Alex : He is graduating from kindergarten this year, he had a bad behavior inside the classroom, but he has been improving this aspect as the time passed by. Now we need to focused on his communication skills and his interpersonal skills.

- Bryan: He has been able to recognize the vowels, after lots of effort. He also is more self confident than he was in the past about giving an opinion in the classroom.

- Valentina: She is a smiley and enthusiastic girl, she likes to learn new things. Our objective for her is that she can take the pencil in the correct way and recognize the alphabet. This year she will attend the school for the first time.

Araceli
Araceli
Gustavo
Gustavo
Thiago
Thiago
Santiago
Santiago
Ingrid
Ingrid
Mayumi
Mayumi
Gabriela
Gabriela
kiara
kiara
Alex
Alex
Bryan
Bryan
Valentina
Valentina
Dec 9, 2019

Henderson

We are about to end 2019 and Wasi Esperanza has taken care of more than 100 poor children with physical disabilities, one of them is Henderson who really enjoyed our Christmas party.

He is a new patient who entered in October, he is 7 years old and he was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy type quadriplegia. Henderson lives together with his parents and three siblings.

The social worker visits the home of all the patients of Wasi Esperanza to confirm the provided information and determine goals to improve their homes. As a result of this we were able to see the great effort that the parents make to bring Henderson to therapy, since they live on a hill and they have to cross two rivers that don’t have bridges to get to their home.

Every Thursday they get up at 4 in the morning to start their walk. They cross the rivers whilst taking advantage that in the morning the water is frozen and the rivers have less flow. After this, they walk to the highway and wait for the car that brings them to the city. When his therapy has finished, they have to return home. Because of the conditions of the rivers in the evening, the family isn’t able anymore to cross them. So, they are forced to stay over in a place nearby their home.

The parents hope that the therapy will help their child to improve, so he can at least sit down and is able to chew food, so their quality of life can improve.

Visiting Henderson's house

 
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