Nov 5, 2019

Advance of Medical Care Project

The first medical mission is already back and was composed of 2 nurses, 4 pediatric surgeons and 2 anesthetists. The itinerary of this medical mission began the same day they arrived in the African continent. The convocation is still very high and that is still done through radio notices indicating the date of arrival of our expedition. Both the day of the consultation and the first day of the operating room, local televisions come to interview the Spanish doctors who are part of the team and this creates another effect called on people who have not heard the radio messages, which It creates a continuous flow of patients to be evaluated every day, which implies that doctors have to divide their work to operate and make consultations.

During this visit, 250 children were treated and 72 patients with 88 medical conditions were operated. The youngest child was 2 months old and 18 were under 2 years old. The most frequent pathology has been inguinal hernia due to its possibility of strangulation and death due to the sanitary conditions that exist in Africa, a situation that would be unthinkable in a European country. We have operated 12 cryptorchidies (testicles outside the scrotum, even some inside the abdomen), sutured a wound by a white chest weapon that went to the operating room knowing of our stay and performed a two-field surgery that consisted of a skin-free graft for the straightening of the index finger, which we removed from the inguinal area, taking advantage of the operation of inguinal hernias. The traumatology operated patients were 8 in total, not counting the more than 15 orthopedic treatments with plaster and boots that the traumatologist in charge of medical consultations performed. The interventions have passed without complications, except for one patient who we had to reoperate the next day due to a large hematoma. The doctor who has been in charge has informed us of the reviews of the operated children without any infections or recurrences.

Oct 10, 2018

Daycare Center for Children an youngsters at risk

Centro de Dia
Centro de Dia

This project consists in support and assist children and youngsters at risk to improve their personal development and autonomy through prevention (circumstances and behavioral risks), caring (looking for the fulfillment of their necessities such as, education, nutritional follow ups) and strengthening their family ties and social network.

Additionally, since 2012 we had to run social kitchens for long-term unemployed families at our Daycare Centers across all Spain.

For SOS Children Villages, improving their social skills, their family relationships and their school performance means:

-          An increased number of kids finishing their school years and reducing school failure.

-          An introduction to formal schooling contents for kids and youngsters expelled from school or outside formal education.

-          Healthier and adequate interaction with their peers, colleagues, parents and society in general.

-          Access to activities and skills restricted by economical, parental or personal circumstances, to prevent social exclusion and age-related risks such as exposure to drugs, sexual transmitted diseases or premature pregnancies.

-          Family strengthening processes, improving the minor´s life circumstances and preventing child abuse or violence, abandonment and age - related risks.

-          Kids are going without any meal to school; we provide them with proper meals for them and even for their families if necessary, even further, we´re giving school´s food sponsorship for those kids whom aren´t able to go to our daycare center or those whom we value that needed an extra effort to normalize their lives due economical struggles. We try to satisfy those needs which are hindering their development and limit any obstacle.

 

Activities

Personal development activities:

-          School support workshops.

-          “We help you to study” workshops. It is meant to provide hosting, monitoring and support to a small group of students who interrupted their schooling , in a limited and temporary basis, as result of a disciplinary sanction - "corrective action" - pursuant to Royal Decree of rights and duties of pupils or the Internal Regulations of the Educational Center.

-          Kitchen Workshops (skills for life & work) workshops, and Social Kitchens

-          Social skills development (through individual or group workshops and activities). We guide and help that relationships, both within the group and outside it, are developed in a satisfactory way.

-          Reading club (encouraging kids and youngsters to read) workshops.

-          Drug usage prevention workshops.

-          Sexual – affective (education and counseling) workshops. It´s meant to counsel and inform youngsters about the importance of having a healthy approach to other´s affections, to prevent STD´s, unwanted pregnancies and finally to prevent inappropriate or harming behaviors.

-          Artistic expression workshops. It’s a workshop intended to develop creativity, improve psychomotor skills, providing an alternative entertainment.

-          Corporal expression workshops. The contents look playfully to the art of movement to enhance human qualities of sensitivity, joy, communication ... related to emotional and physical health.

Leisure time:

-               Computer classes. New technologies, internet and school support contents.

-               Special program (adjusts to the necessities of each promotion, i.e. visits to museums, countryside visits, photography lessons, etc.).

Family support:

-          Family strengthening program.

-                    Street education.

In 2017, this program benefited around 1.290 kids and youngsters and more than 670 families in Spain. 

Links:

Jul 13, 2018

Daycare Center for Children an youngsters at risk

Daycare Center for children and youngsters at risk

This project consists in support and assist children and youngsters at risk to improve their personal development and autonomy through prevention (circumstances and behavioral risks), caring (looking for the fulfillment of their necessities such as, education, nutritional follow ups) and strengthening their family ties and social network.

Additionally, since 2012 we had to run social kitchens for long-term unemployed families at our Daycare Centers across all Spain.

For SOS Children Villages, improving their social skills, their family relationships and their school performance means:

-          An increased number of kids finishing their school years and reducing school failure.

-          An introduction to formal schooling contents for kids and youngsters expelled from school or outside formal education.

-          Healthier and adequate interaction with their peers, colleagues, parents and society in general.

-          Access to activities and skills restricted by economical, parental or personal circumstances, to prevent social exclusion and age-related risks such as exposure to drugs, sexual transmitted diseases or premature pregnancies.

-          Family strengthening processes, improving the minor´s life circumstances and preventing child abuse or violence, abandonment and age - related risks.

-          Kids are going without any meal to school; we provide them with proper meals for them and even for their families if necessary, even further, we´re giving school´s food sponsorship for those kids whom aren´t able to go to our daycare center or those whom we value that needed an extra effort to normalize their lives due economical struggles. We try to satisfy those needs which are hindering their development and limit any obstacle.

 

Activities

Personal development activities:

-          School support workshops.

-          “We help you to study” workshops. It is meant to provide hosting, monitoring and support to a small group of students who interrupted their schooling , in a limited and temporary basis, as result of a disciplinary sanction - "corrective action" - pursuant to Royal Decree of rights and duties of pupils or the Internal Regulations of the Educational Center.

-          Kitchen Workshops (skills for life & work) workshops, and Social Kitchens

-          Social skills development (through individual or group workshops and activities). We guide and help that relationships, both within the group and outside it, are developed in a satisfactory way.

-          Reading club (encouraging kids and youngsters to read) workshops.

-          Drug usage prevention workshops.

-          Sexual – affective (education and counseling) workshops. It´s meant to counsel and inform youngsters about the importance of having a healthy approach to other´s affections, to prevent STD´s, unwanted pregnancies and finally to prevent inappropriate or harming behaviors.

-          Artistic expression workshops. It’s a workshop intended to develop creativity, improve psychomotor skills, providing an alternative entertainment.

-          Corporal expression workshops. The contents look playfully to the art of movement to enhance human qualities of sensitivity, joy, communication ... related to emotional and physical health.

Leisure time:

-               Computer classes. New technologies, internet and school support contents.

-               Special program (adjusts to the necessities of each promotion, i.e. visits to museums, countryside visits, photography lessons, etc.).

Family support:

-          Family strengthening program.

-                    Street education.

In 2017, this program benefited around 1.290 kids and youngsters and more than 670 families in Spain. 

Links:

 
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