Yadiel is a 6 year old hyperactive boy with speech development problems. He lives with his grandmother, uncles and aunts in a very poor home, where they are all day laborers. The grandmother collects bottles and sells them and an aunt who lives next door sometimes brings them something to eat. In addition, the grandmother had the habit of saying many bad words to the child, of which he repeated one, actually the only word he spoke.
After the Community Rehabilitation Worker Magdalena had been visiting Yadiel and his family for about 12 months he can communicate using words and sentences and attend school. Magdalena also achieved that the grandmother stopped saying bad words. Now even the neighbors talk about the change in the boy. They are still working to improve his behavior which is challenging in his living environment and causing problem in school.
Anabel was born with a heart defect and operated when she was only 2 years old. She was visited a few years by a Community Rehabilitation worker after coming into the program when she was 11 years old. She graduated from the home visiting program when she was 14 and enrolled in one of the 4 adolescent groups. Her mother expressed today her satisfaction with the program and that Anabel has become very useful in the home, she cooks and cleans and has learned a lot of handicrafts. The social environment of the group has changed her from a shy girl into a more socially engaged young women.
Our Foundation works with 100 children and adolescents as Yadiel and Anabel. Thank you for your donation and please continue to support our foundation to help children and adolescents to become happy useful persons in the Dominican Society.
Anabel learning to read and write