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 Health  Colombia Project #19151

Help children with disabilities in Medellin

by Fundacion Patronato Maria Auxiliadora Vetted since 2013 Site Visit Verified
Help children with disabilities in Medellin


This project will benefit children and teenagers in Medellin, who were born with Down Syndrome or Cerebral Palsy. The objective is to enable beneficiaries to develop personal and social skills that facilitate their training process and social adaptation through specialized therapeutic processes, speech therapy, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, adequate stimulation, music therapy, occupational therapy, neuro psychology and psychology.

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The crisis in the Colombian Health Social Security System, has impact on vulnerable people who despite being affiliated in a health regime is victim of a system with structural faults; unresponsive effective way to their vital needs. Thats why we seek to benefit children and youth diagnosed with Down syndrome and cerebral palsy requiring rehabilitation and also help their families to overcome the lack of ability to pay for specialized care that improves their quality of life.


It seeks to facilitate access to rehabilitation processes that are timely with quality and consistent with their particular needs, allowing their development through therapeutic processes that generate skills and abilities to reach their full potential. Support for this initiative aims to impact the development of each of them so they can acquire knowledge and procedures that enable them full integration into the community in which they live, achieving their autonomy and independence.

Long-Term Impact

The project will directly benefit children and teenagers and indirectly their families, as it will allow them to develop skills for learning (attention, perception, understanding) and social development (autonomy, identity, managing emotions, expressive skills). We will provide the means and resources needed to achieve adequate development, while promoting family and social integration, seeking to achieve the maximum degree of autonomy and independence.



Organization Information

Fundacion Patronato Maria Auxiliadora

Location: Medellin, Antioquia - Colombia
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Margarita Grajales
Executive Director
Medellin, Antioquia Colombia
$4,252 raised of $6,000 goal
22 donations
$1,748 to go
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