Children
 Ecuador
Project #1860

Lifesaving Diabetes Education for Ecuadorian Youth

by AYUDA, Inc
Feb 12, 2009

First December Diabetes Education Camp!

From the 20th to the 23rd December, local partner organization, la Fundacion Diabetes Juvenil Ecuador, completed its first December diabetes education programme for children with Type 1 diabetes in Ecuador. This programme was the first weekend programme to be carried out in the December vacation period and was attended by 46 children and adolescentes with diabetes from a number of Ecuadorian provinces: Loja, Azuay, Canar, Tunguragua, Manabi, Guayas, Galapagos, Napo, Imbabura, Carchi and Pichincha.

A total of 24 youth leaders guided the programme supported by a medical team led by local endocrinologist and former camper, Josefa Palacios.

Counsellor Training Programme

Youth leaders gathered in Quito from across Ecuador on the 10th January 2009 to prepare and train for the annual diabetes education camping programme Campo Amigo Ecuador. Counsellors attended from Loja, Cuenca, Bilbian and Portoviejo respectively. The training served as an opportunity for monitoring and evaluation of the first December Diabetes Education Camp and preparation for local diabetes outreach activities for the upcoming months.

Thank you for continued support! Juntos somos mas fuertes!

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AYUDA, Inc

Location: Arlington, VA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.ayudainc.net
Project Leader:
Nicolas Cuttriss
Arlington, VA United States

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