Health
 Brazil
Project #22452

offer work out sessions for 225 mentally disabled

by ASSOCIACAO DE PAIS E AMIGOS DOS EXCEPCIONAIS DE VALINHOS
Vetted

Summary

Mentally disabled people tend to have a more fragile health condition than the average population, which hinders their full and effective participation in society. Regular physical exercises can help improve their overall condition but those belonging to socially disadvantaged families can not afford the costs of a health club. This project will provide 225 mentally disabled people with biweekly work out sessions in an adapted fitness facility and under the guidance of a qualified professional.
$15,000.00
total goal
$8,887.00
remaining
66
donors
1
monthly donor
1
year active

Challenge

Mentally disabled people tend to be more prone to cardiorespiratory problems, obesity and weaker muscles than the general population, which makes regular physical activity an important ally of their health. However, many of these people belong to socioeconomically disadvantaged families, getting pushed out of this opportunity because they cannot afford the cost of a health club with proper supervision from qualified professionals nor do they have public service offerings of this type in Brazil.

Solution

The objective of this project is to provide 225 people with mental disabilities an outdoor fitness facility duly adapted to their needs, within the headquarters of APAE, so they can develop regular physical activity supervised by qualified professionals.

Long-Term Impact

The project will help improve the health and quality of life as well as develop the autonomy and self-esteem of these people, increasing their chances of inclusion in society.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​WWW.apaedevalinhos.org.br
Facebook fanpage

Organization Information

ASSOCIACAO DE PAIS E AMIGOS DOS EXCEPCIONAIS DE VALINHOS

Location: VALINHOS, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Website: http:/​/​WWW.apaedevalinhos.org.br
Project Leader:
celi ohtsuki
VALINHOS, Brazil

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.