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Help Feed 800 Venezuelan School Age Children

by Fundacion Oportunidad y Futuro
Help Feed 800 Venezuelan School Age Children
Help Feed 800 Venezuelan School Age Children
Help Feed 800 Venezuelan School Age Children
Help Feed 800 Venezuelan School Age Children
Help Feed 800 Venezuelan School Age Children
Help Feed 800 Venezuelan School Age Children
Help Feed 800 Venezuelan School Age Children
Help Feed 800 Venezuelan School Age Children
Jan 21, 2020

Jose David Life Challenges

Jose David at School
Jose David at School

Spanish Translation at the Bottom

José David just turned 11 and lives with his parents in Las Torres, the upper part of La Vega, in Caracas. He is the second of 3 brothers. Jose David has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, a disorders that affects ability to move, maintain balance and posture.

José David should attend a basic school, but these are very distant from the area where he lives. His mother, Erika, has no car and cannot take him to one of these schools due to the difficulties involved in transferring him and his wheelchair. It should be noted that most of the transportion in this area is in rustic Toyota. For this reason, José David attends El Porvenir Preschool in Las Torres, which is relatively close to his home.

El Porvenir de Las Torres Preschool is one of the beneficiary institutions of the program. In the program, balanced feeding is provided in its educational centers to preschool children in vulnerable areas, with the purpose of keeping them out of the risks of malnutrition and school dropout.

Attending preschool has benefited him. According to the Preschool director, he interacts with other children, does more motor exercises playing with them, and has improved fine motor skills by carrying out activities for such purposes. In the cognitive aspect, he already recognizes all colors and vowels. Also, he pays attention to adults when he is given an instruction.

José David had surgery last year to extend the tendons of his leg so that he can support his feet. However, he is waiting for further surgery.

His mother finds it difficult to support his three children, especially with the special condition of José David. In addition, the food sold by the CLAP (government program for the sale of cheap food) is not enough to supply his home during the month.

José David is a cheerful child and enjoys the activities of his school and those sponsored by the program. During Christmas, Santa brought gifts to all the preschool children, and José David was very special to Santa and Mrs. Claus.

For José David, the food program is very important as well as being able to attend his school to continue interacting with other children and to continue developing his skills and abilities, cognitive and motor. And that is the reason for the program. That while Venezuelans are still looking for ways to overcome this crisis, we cannot let the future die. They are the future of the country.

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Traducccion al Castellano

José David acaba de cumplir 11 años, es el segundo de 3 hermanos. Vive Las Torres, en la parte alta de La Vega, en Caracas. Padece parálisis cerebral infantil, un grupo de trastornos que afectan su capacidad para moverse, mantener el equilibrio y la postura. Es la discapacidad motora más frecuente en la niñez.

José David debería asistir a una escuela básica, pero éstas se encuentran muy distantes de la zona donde vive. Su madre, Erika, no tiene carro y no puede llevarlo a una de estas escuelas debido a las dificultades que implica trasladarlo a él y a su silla de ruedas. Cabe destacar que la mayor parte del transporte en este sector es en rústicos Toyota. Por esta razón, José David asiste al Preescolar El Porvenir de Las Torres que queda relativamente cerca de su vivienda.

El Preescolar El Porvenir de Las Torres es una de las instituciones beneficiarias del Programa “Una Arepa Para Mi País de la Fundación Pabellón Con Arepa, a través del cual se brinda alimentación balanceada en sus centros educativos a niños en edad preescolar de zonas vulnerables, con la finalidad de mantenerlos fuera de los riesgos de la desnutrición y de la deserción escolar.

Asistir al preescolar le ha favorecido. Según la directora del Preescolar, interactúa más con los niños, hace más ejercicios motores jugando con ellos, y ha mejorado la motricidad fina realizando actividades para tales fines.

En el aspecto cognitivo, ya reconoce todos los colores y las vocales. Además presta atención al adulto cuando se le da alguna instrucción. Trata de tener dominio de grupo e imita a la maestra.

José David fue operado el año pasado para alargarle los tendones de la pierna y que así pueda apoyar sus pies. Sin embargo, se encuentra a la espera de una nueva operación.

A su madre se le dificulta la manutención de sus tres hijos, más con la condición especial de José David. Además, la comida vendida por los CLAP (programa gubernamental de venta de alimentos económicos) no es suficiente para abastecer su hogar durante el mes.

José David es un niño alegre y disfruta mucho las actividades de su escuela y de la Fundación Pabellón Con Arepa.

En navidad, Santa les llevó regalos a todos los niños del preescolar, y José David fue muy especial para Santa y la señora Claus.

Para José David es muy importante el programa alimentario así como poder asistir a su escuela para seguir interactuando con otros niños y seguir desarrollando sus destrezas y habilidades, cognitivas y motoras. Y esa la razón del programa, que mientras los venezolanos seguimos buscando maneras de superar esta crisis, no podemos dejar morir el futuro, y el futuro son ellos.

With Mom, School Principal and the Program Leader
With Mom, School Principal and the Program Leader
During Lunch
During Lunch
At the Christmas event with Santa and Ms. Claus
At the Christmas event with Santa and Ms. Claus
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Fundacion Oportunidad y Futuro

Location: CARACAS, Miranda - Venezuela
Project Leader:
José Gregorio Velásquez
CARACAS, Miranda Venezuela
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