Health
 Colombia
Project #18452

Hospital Classroom for 5,000 Children Illnesses

by Children Hospital of San Vicente Foundation
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Summary

The San Vicente Foundation Children's Hospital was the first to offer this service in Colombia in the year 2000. This service was created in order to reduce the negative emotional impact illnesses had on children who had to remain in the Hospital for extended periods. Each year 5,000 hospitalized children benefit from the Hospital Classroom, which they have affectionately called "Escuelita" (Little School).
$20,000.00
total goal
$6,790.00
remaining
51
donors
2
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

Children with critical illnesses such as cancer, kidney failure, cystic fibrosis, etc. must remain in the Hospital and away from their family and friends for extended periods. This creates a negative emotional impact on them, which leads to anxiety, fears, stress and depression. Furthermore, interrupting their academic process causes demotivation when acquiring learning skills.

Solution

Carrying out playful, recreational and artistic activities guided by a TEACHER encourages children and their families to be happy, creative, joyful, upbeat, relaxed and to have fun during the hospitalization period. Also, the teacher's support in a formal curriculum plan enables children to keep up with their school learning process. Main Activities: Music therapy, Laughter therapy, Reading and Games

Long-Term Impact

Each year 5,000 hospitalized children are less afraid, anxious, depressed and stressed when it comes to their illness and hospitalization, thanks to Hospital Classroom. They also return to their school avoiding setbacks in their learning process.

Resources

http:/​/​www.sanvicentefundacion.com
Programa de Donaciones del Hospital Infantil de Sa

Organization Information

Children Hospital of San Vicente Foundation

Location: Medellin, Antioquia - Colombia
Website: http:/​/​www.sanvicentefundacion.com
Project Leader:
Diana Natalia Londono Velez
Medellin, Antioquia Colombia

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