Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru

by Asociacion Centro de Rehabilitacion para Personas con Discapacidad Wasi Esperanza
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Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru
Change mindset of a physically disabled child Peru

                                                                                                    THREE WAYS

In Wasi Esperanza, we currently have a day centre called “Centro de Día”, which is a place similar to a nursery. To enter the day centre, evaluations are realised to select the patients from Wasi Esperanza who need this day care the most. The social workers are in charge of these evaluations. In the day centre, there are children with different diagnostics and heath problems. Currently the day centre has 7 children in their facilities, all with different health problems and physical and/ or mental disabilities. All children in the day centre receive Physiotherapy, Psychotherapy and Educational Therapy in order to improve their quality of life. While they are in the day centre, the parents of these children can go to work, in order the provide a livelihood for their families. Eduardo, Ingrid and Kerly are 3 of the 7 children who are in the Day Centre each with different health problems and different dreams… Eduardo is a 5-year-old boy, he entered the day centre 1 year ago. He is diagnosed with severe Cerebral Palsy. Therefore, he gets relaxation therapies, postural control and positioning from his physiotherapist in Wasi Esperanza. Eduardo has a twin sister who does not have any heath problem. Currently Eduardo lives with his parents, who have to work very hard every day to give their children an adequate quality of life. Nowadays, Eduardo has problems with his respiratory system causing problems with pictures of pneumonia. Eduardo is a very cheerful kid and likes to be with his friends at the day centre, he likes to watch the series “Pepa Pig”. In the last months, his heath condition worsened by the pneumonia, therefore both Eduardo’s parents and the staff of Wasi Esperanza are emotionally and psychologically preparing to expect bad news. Ingrid is a 3-year-old girl, she entered the day centre about 1 year ago. She is diagnosed with Down syndrome. She lives with her parents and het elder brothers and is the youngest of all. She is the most beloved by her brothers and the family. Ingrid joined the day centre when she was wearing diapers, but she learned to go to the toilet and now she is not using diapers anymore. The girl likes to play with dolls and she always helps all her friends from the day centre. Since this year, she is trying to talk. Ingrid is included in Educational - and Psychomotor Therapies in Wasi Esperanza. In these therapies Ingrid took the chance to prepare and to adapt, because next year she is going to integrate in kindergarten. Both her parents and the staff in Wasi Esperanza are excited because she is about to enter kindergarten, we hope she does very well. Kerly is a 5-year-old girl, she arrived at the day centre 1 year ago. She is diagnosed with hip displacement and microcephaly. During the time she have been admitted in Wasi Esperanza, she was operated twice at her hips. After her last operation, which went very well, her hips were well aligned. Now she gets weekly physiotherapy in order to stand up and to walk independently. Kerly lives with her mother, who is very young. Kerly’s mother works while she is studying, to be able to give her daughter a better quality of life. Kerly is a very cheerful girl, with an unusual hobby: she likes to open and close the door. She loves ceviche and eats very well. This year, Kerly started to say her first words, which was a very satisfactory achievement for the whole team of Wasi Esperanza and her mother. 3 children with contemporary ages, 3 lives that come together under the same roof. They share smiles, good experiences and anecdotes. Perhaps the happy ending is for fairy tales, but the hard work that is done by the children is reality.

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                                                                        TO WANT IS TO CAN

Hi, I am Araceli. I am six years old. I am from Ayacucho, a little city in Peru. I live with my parents and I have two brothers. When I was born, the doctors told my parents that I had paralisis cerebral (no se). My parents were very sad.

In 2015, when I was tree years old, my parents got to know about Wasi Esperanza. This is an NGO that works with therapie of integral rehabilitacion . When I went to Wasi Esperanza for the first time, I wasn't able to do many things on my own and I could not walk.

So when I started to do my therapy at Wasi Esperanza, little by little, I started to see positive results in my body. At first it started with moving my feeth, my arms,... They told me that I needed to do some operacions in my tendones, to be able to walk by myself. So in 2017 I did two operations, that went very well.

The same year, I could walk. I was so proud! But still I wasn't independent. So in june I did another operecion in my tendones. Now I am still recovering but the people of Wasi Esperanza told me that I have a lot of potential to become more independent and to do more things by myself. Because up till now my mother still helps me with a lot of daily activities, like getting dressed and eat. I hope, by time, that I can get better results.

I like to go to Wasi Esperanza, because the people who work there do fysical therapy while playing with me. They also help me to improve my talking. They teach me to put my clothes by myself, to go to the toilet, to count money, and much more. Like this, I can help my family, and become more independent. They also help my mother with psycological support. They help me with the tasks they give me in colege. They also talk with my teacher, so she can adapt her teaching to my capacity.

At this moment, my parents don't have stable employment?. My mother is a streetvendor. She sells candy in the streets of Ayacucho. But that's not enough to take care of me and my brothers. My father only has a job from time to time. He has problems to find a good job.

So this is my story uptill now. I will keep on learning! When I'll have some news, I will let you know!

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I AM ARIANA

 

At the moment, there’s a place in Wasi Esperanza called Day-Care Center. This place is like a day nursery room in which 6 or 7 children are looked after by members of the organization. Before being admitted into the center, all the children are evaluated by a social worker. This test allows us to know their economic and social background and subsequently if they should or should not be in the center.Center staff members provide the children physical and psychological therapies. They also feed them and bathe them since their parents are normally at work all day long. In the center, there are children with Down syndrome, total body paralysis, autism and other disorders.

Some months later, Ariana began to have some improvements. She could keep her gaze fixed on some objects and she had started to crawl around. By the end of 2018, the Snoezelen area was open, a Sensory Stimulation Room. This place was decorated with bright colors, materials of different textures, relaxing sounds and other stimulating elements for the 5 senses. It is currently the Ariana's favorite place. She can stay for hours in this room. She likes to admire the colors and lie on the carpet. Another important improvement that happened at the beginning of 2018 is that Ariana was able for the first time to stand up about 10 seconds with the help of a support. These are very significant improvements for Ariana. She is a good evolution and she is very enthusiastic about it.

Ariana is one of the most appreciated children in the center. She moves around with a contagious smile, she likes music and when there is someone who comes to play the guitar she listens carefully and smiles

We hope to keep on accompanying her for some other achievements in the future, such as being stand up a bit longer and even give a few steps with a walker. Thank you for keeping the support. Like Ariana, we have other children who need you.

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Doris
Doris

After a year full of surprises, Wasi Esperanza had its last activities on December 22nd. Wasi Esperanza has achieved a lot this last year with the children who received therapy, so we held a party for all the children, siblings, parents and so on, to finish the year on a high note and to celebrate the achievements.

One child that stood out this year was Doris; she lives in an orphanage and has the diagnosis of hyperactivity and attention deficit. She truly made a big improvement this year: by the end of the year, she was able to pay attention for at least two minutes (whereas it was 10 seconds before). She came to the party in a beautiful blue dress and enjoyed the clown a lot. She even was able to pay attention to all of the indications he was giving. To be able to witness progress like the one we see in Doris truly makes Wasi Esperanza proud.

 The final part of the part brought the most joy to all the children: Santa Claus entered the room with a bag full of presents for all of the children. One smile especially caught the attention of the people of Wasi Esperanza. It was José; a boy of 10 years of age, who was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and sensibility problems. Since he started therapy at just three years of age, a lot of improvement has been made: he can now express his emotions, sit without help and is less afraid of heights. Seeing him smile at Santa when receiving his Christmas present, gave the Wasi Esperanza team an incredible amount of joy. José’s mother was so excited to see this that she cried when she saw this sign of her son’s improvements. 

The Christmas party was a great success for all the children; they received their presents, drank hot chocolate and ate panettone (a traditional Peruvian cake). We ended the party with a goodbye after which we waited for the arrival of the next year.

 The next year came, January passed and then it was time for February. This means: Carnavales! This is celebrated in a very traditional way in Ayacucho, Peru. We went out into the streets of Ayacucho to sing about the work Wasi Esperanza does, and also that children with disabilities should be treated equally by society.

So far, that is all we have for you right now. But much more to come, friends of Global Giving! We will be sharing more about the progress we are making and all of the positive results we see in our children.

See you all a next time!

Doris with Santa Claus
Doris with Santa Claus
Jose with his mother
Jose with his mother
Jose with Santa Claus
Jose with Santa Claus
Wasi Esperanza at Carnavales
Wasi Esperanza at Carnavales
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Octubre mes de la Discapacidad
Octubre mes de la Discapacidad

                                  OCTUBRE: MES DE LAS PERSONAS CON DISCAPACIDAD

 

Si bien todavía esperamos cerrar el año y lograr el objetivo de recolectar donaciones a través de la página, nos sentimos aún más animados que nunca porque sabemos que todos los días brindamos más sonrisas a nuestros niños que reciben rehabilitación y ayudan a sus padres, ofreciendo les da más fuerza para continuar y fomentar el cuidado de sus hijos.

El pasado mes de octubre fue el Mes Nacional de las Personas con Discapacidady nosotros de la Asociación Wasi Esperanza con nuestros niños y sus padres participaron activamente en las celebraciones que se llevaron a cabo en diferentes áreas de nuestra ciudad, Ayacucho (Perú). Nuestro entusiasmo nos llevó a realizar actividades de sensibilización y la actividad más destacada fue el desfile en el plaza principal de la ciudad. Alrededor de 30 padres con sus hijos participaron en el desfile portando pancartas con frases de concientización sobre la igualdad y el respeto por los derechos de las personas con discapacidad. El objetivo principal de este desfile fue hacer que todos comprendieran que las personas con discapacidad no deberían ser consideradas como un objeto de el rechazo y sus derechos deben ser respetados como los de cualquier otra persona. Este propósito es muy ambicioso en un país como Perú, donde, en general, 

Esta actividad finalizó con un baile simbólico en el que participaron 4 niños del Centro de Día Wasi Esperanza con 4 trabajadores de la asociación. La canción elegida para la presentación fue "Color Esperanza", autor Diego Torres, que fue muy emotivo para todos los participantes. Esto representa un resumen de lo que estamos haciendo todos los días, esforzándonos por brindar una atención de calidad a nuestros hijos para que puedan ser independientes en la sociedad.

Pocos días faltan para el final de este año y estamos planeando una fiesta final en la que daremos regalos, chocolate y pan dulce a cada uno de nuestros niños. Este fue un año de trabajo constante y queremos continuar trabajando arduamente en 2018 para que todos los niños de Wasi Esperanza puedan lograr sus objetivos.

Y deseando a la familia GlobalGiving una Feliz Navidad y un Feliz Año Nuevo, esos son los deseos más sinceros de la Asociación Wasi Esperanza.

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Ninos de Wasi Esperanza
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Los Derechos de las personas con Discapacidad

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