Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR

by Fundacion Grupo Puntacana
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Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR

Dear Donor, please receive a warm greeting. We want to take the time to sincerely thank you for your donation to this project. . As you know, we started this fundraiser to provide a quality health center to the disabled children of the deprived communities of the La Altagracia province and your contribution helps us get one step closer to our goal.

One of the best ways to help children with special needs is to be kind. As you get to know them, they may help you understand what it's like to be in their situation. And you will be helping to fill a very special need, one that we all have: the need to have good friends.

Another way to help them is to contribute to causes that seek their well-being, and that is precisely what you do ! 

During its first phase, the center is offering specialized medical services to boys and girls from 0 to 12 years old diagnosed with down syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy;

Given the gradual normalization that is taking place in the country, all the services are currently available, but still complying with the health and safety protocols to prevent covid-19 contagious.

Currently, about 70 patients are being treated weekly. The most common health conditions are autism, physical disability, language and learning disorders

  Services available from 8 am. at 4 pm. from Monday to Friday:

  • Social work.
  • Pediatrics and Nutrition
  • Psychological evaluations (over 5 years old).
  • Early Care Assessment (under 5 years old)
  • Psychometric test.
  • Psychiatry
  • Neuropsychology
  • Family therapy
  • Group Therapy.
  • Behavioral Therapy.
  • Early Care Therapy.
  • Speech therapy

On the other hand (and as part of our training program) the nutritionist of the center participated in a virtual training taught by Unicef DR on the diagnosis of acute malnutrition.

Please see the pictures attached to this report.

There are still many needs to meet in terms of equipment (for example video-electroencephalogram, electric treadmill), staff training and supplies. We look forward to strength our alliance in order to achieve these goals together

 We will keep you informed about the progress of the project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please feel free to direct them to us and we will answer as best we can.

There is no way to fully express our gratitude for your support

Best wishes,

 

 

 

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A patient at the center for disabled childrens
A patient at the center for disabled childrens

Dear Donor, please receive a warm greeting. We are writing to express our deepest thanks for your donation, contributions from donors like you provide the financial and moral support needed to accomplish our mission of providing a quality health center to the disabled children of the deprived communities of the La Altagracia province.  

The center was opened in the community of Verón on March 2, 2020, managed by a public-private alliance led by our foundation. During its first phase, the center offers specialized medical services to boys and girls from 0 to 12 years old diagnosed with down syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy; and in the next phase it will include treatment for children with attention deficit and learning disorder.

The labors were focused in the administrative area during the quarantine period ordered by the Dominican authorities due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Given the gradual normalization that is taking place in the country, the reopening and restart of the services (complying with the sanitary and safety protocols) began in the week of June 1, 2020. Total patients per week: 50 patients (after reopening), the area that is currently serving the most patients is Psychology.

  Services available from 8 am. at 4 pm. from Monday to Friday:

  • Social work.
  • Pediatrics and Nutrition
  • Psychological evaluations (over 5 years old).
  • Early Care Assessment (under 5 years old)
  • Psychometric test.
  • Psychiatry
  • Neuropsychology
  • Family therapy
  • Group Therapy.
  • Behavioral Therapy.
  • Early Care Therapy.
  • Speech therapy

 Physiatry and Physical Rehabilitation services restarted on July 1, 2020.

The main objective of the center is to integrate the families and the communities into the recovery process of the patients, with the purpose of benefiting the thousands of children with disabilities in the eastern region of the country.

There are still many needs to meet in terms of equipment,staff training and supplies. We look forward to a continuing partnership with you.

 We will keep you informed about the progress of the project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please feel free to direct them to us and we will answer as best we can.

There is no way to fully express our gratitude for your support. 

Best wishes,

 

 

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Inauguration ceremony
Inauguration ceremony

Dear Donor, please receive a warm greeting. We are writing to express our deepest thanks for your donation, contributions from donors like you provide the financial and moral support needed to accomplish our mission of providing a quality health center to the disabled children of the deprived communities of the Punta Cana region 

We are very happy and proud to inform you that the Inauguration Ceremony of the  Center for Disabled Children (The only one in the eastern region of the DR) was held in the last December, with the attendance of Mrs. Candy de Medina (the First Lady of the DR), Mrs. Haydee Rainieri (Vice President of Fundacion Grupo Puntacana), Mr. Frank Rainieri (President of Fundacion Grupo Puntacana) , executives and representatives of Grupo Puntacana (parent company of our Foundation) community leaders, representatives of our partner entities, local authorities among other special invitees.  What an emotional moment !

In addition to the administrative and operational areas, the center offers the following services:

  • Evaluation and Diagnosis
  • Social work
  • Pediatrics and Psychiatry
  • Nursing Area
  • Physiatry and Nutrition
  • Speech therapy
  • Early Care Therapy
  • Behavioral Intervention Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Family therapy

 In recent months, we have been involved in the staff recruiting, personnel  training and equipping activities. In this regard, specialists from Akron Children’s Hospital taught a workshop on neuropsychology to the medical staff of the center in the last February.

In this first stage, the center is serving the disabled children (0-12 years old) with the basic needed equipment but there are still many needs to meet in terms of equipment (audiovisual , electroencephalography, more desktop computers, others), staff training and supplies. We look forward to a continuing partnership with you.

 Please see the pictures attached.

We at Fundación Grupo Puntacana are continually inspired by the generosity of donors like you, who respond  the call to give to those most in need.

We will keep you informed about the progress of the project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please feel free to direct them to us and we will answer as best we can.

There is no way to fully express our gratitude for your support. 

Best wishes,

Inauguration ceremony
Inauguration ceremony
Early care therapy
Early care therapy
Physical therapy
Physical therapy
waiting area
waiting area
Workshop by Akron Children's Hospital
Workshop by Akron Children's Hospital
Workshop by Akron Children's Hospital
Workshop by Akron Children's Hospital
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Fundacion Grupo Puntacana

Location: Santo Domingo, no applicable - Dominican Republic
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Twitter: @FundacionGPC
Project Leader:
Margarita Pilier
Santo Domingo, no applicable Dominican Republic
$432,159 raised of $595,000 goal
 
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