Jul 23, 2021

We keep moving forward

Dear Donor, please receive a warm greeting.  We started this fundraiser to provide a quality health center to the disabled children of the deprived communities of La Altagracia province and your contribution helps us to accomplish our mission.  We sincerely thank you for your support to this project.

We all know that children with disabilities and their families constantly face barriers that limit the exercise of their human rights and their social inclusion.

Poverty and disability are closely related, as the former is a determining factor of the latter and, in turn, disability often traps people in poverty.

During its first phase, the center is offering specialized medical services to boys and girls from 0 to 12 years old diagnosed with down syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy.  In the second phase we hope to offer medical services for children with learning disability.

Over the last months the center has served 1,758 patients. The areas with the highest flow of patients are:  Early Care Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Rehabilitation and Speech Therapy.

The most common medical cases are autism, cerebral palsy, psychomotor retardation, phonological disorders and neurodevelopmental disorder

This center continues changing the lives of many families, whose children with disabilities did not have access to any medical treatment since there was no center of this type in the entire region.

Given that the pandemic is under control in the DR and the national vaccination program is going very well, all the services remain available, but still complying with the health and safety protocols to prevent covid-19 contagious.

  Services available from 8 am. at 4 pm. from Monday to Friday:

  • Social work.
  • Pediatrics and Nutrition
  • Psychological evaluations (over 5 years old).
  • Early Care Assessment (under 5 years old)
  • Psychometric test.
  • Psychiatry
  • Neuropsychology
  • Family therapy
  • Group Therapy.
  • Behavioral Therapy.
  • Early Care Therapy.
  • Speech therapy

There are still many needs to meet in terms of equipment (for example video-electroencephalogram, electric treadmill, medical software for the comprehensive management of the center, others), staff training and supplies. We look forward to continue partnering with you in order to get these goals together

 We will keep you informed about the progress of the project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please feel free to direct them to us and we will answer as best we can.

There is no way to fully express our gratitude for your support

Best wishes,

 

Jul 16, 2021

Focused on our mission

Dear Donor, please receive a warm greeting. Thanks to your donation we have succeed until now, you have demonstrate to be conscious of children represent  not only the future but the present and their healthy growth should be a top priority for all societies, in order to achieve the sustainable development to which we all aspire.

We truly appreciate your support !

Currently 99% of the medical services are available and they are being demanded by the population (as the pandemic is being controlled in the DR and the national vaccination program is going very well).

Nowadays the clinic continues offering health prevention programs, outpatient consultations, dental care, vaccination, emergency, laboratory, nutrition program, pharmacy services, training program.

The x ray room is temporarily out of service while meeting new technical requirements of the health authorities that are almost completed

The patient service hours are from 8:00am to 4:00 pm, from Monday to Friday, except the 24-hour emergency service (every day, including weekends and holidays).

The center continues implementing the corresponding health and safety protocols, due to “new normal” caused by the covid-19 epidemic.  Likewise the meetings and trainings are being carried out using virtual platforms.

Over the last months the center has served 7,374 pediatric patients. The areas with the highest flow of patients are emergency, consultations, laboratory and vaccination.  

The most common medical cases in the last months are respiratory infections and gastrointestinal disorders.  

There are still goals to achieve in the first stage of the project:

  • Purchase the missing medical equipment and furniture (3 diagnostic set consisting of ophthalmoscope y otoscope, 1 dental chair, 1 air sterilizer for the dental unit, 3 pediatric sphygmomanometer, among others)
  • Increase the staff training programs
  • Increase the supply of medical materials and medications.

Looking forward you continue to partner with us !

In the upcoming months we will keep you updated on the progress of our project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please let us know and we will respond as best we can.

Thank you very much again for your support !

Best wishes !

Jul 7, 2021

Promoting women entrepreneurship

Dear Donor, please receive a warm greeting. We are writing to express our deepest thanks for your donation. Contributions from donors like you provide the financial and moral support needed to accomplish our mission of improving the life conditions of a team of women who live in some deprived communities of the Punta Cana region.  

Due to the pandemic, in recent months the artisans have been making their crafts from their homes most of the time, but little by little they are resuming the meetings and returning to participate in some events that allow them to exhibit their merchandise and boost sales,  always complying with health and safety protocols

Please see the picture attached (the stand at the Corales Championship PGA Tour Event 2021)  

Fortunately the demand for the handicrafts (bags, souvenirs, accessories) has been increasing as the local tourism industry recovers.

 As a Foundation, we support artisans by making it possible to sell their handicrafts at the stores of the Fundación Grupo Puntacana, Puntacana Resort and Club and some stores at the Punta Cana International Airport, as part of the marketing strategies.

Please see the picture attached (Yauya Store at Puntacana Village).

We have been focused on the following as well:

  • Technical training
  • Logistical support and transportation for their participation in bazaars, fairs and various events
  • Institutional strengthening: We mean the creation of an association of artisans that empowers them even more like microentrepreneurs, in this sense we have been providing them support so that they have legal and financial advice.

So far the remarkable impacts are:

  • Socioeconomic: Acquisition of skills that promote dignified entrepreneurship and the empowerment of the artisans.  It also includes the improvement of their living conditions and those of their families as well  (health, education, housing, etc.) through the generation of and / or increase of economic resources. More than 200 people directly benefited
  • Environmental: Protection of the marine ecosystem (by reducing pollution from plastic bags, which are used to make the handicrafts)

 We hope to impact a greater number of women so that they become microentrepreneurs that contribute to the sustainable development of their communities. 

We look forward to a continuing partnership with you.   

We will keep you informed about the progress of the project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please feel free to direct them to us and we will answer as best we can.

There is no way to fully express our gratitude for your support. 

Thank you again 

Best wishes,

 

 

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