Apply to Join
 Children  Haiti Project #33656

Provide Rehabilitation to 500 children in Haiti

by Fondation Tous Ensemble
Provide Rehabilitation to 500 children in Haiti
Provide Rehabilitation to 500 children in Haiti
Provide Rehabilitation to 500 children in Haiti
Provide Rehabilitation to 500 children in Haiti
Provide Rehabilitation to 500 children in Haiti
Provide Rehabilitation to 500 children in Haiti
Provide Rehabilitation to 500 children in Haiti
Provide Rehabilitation to 500 children in Haiti
Provide Rehabilitation to 500 children in Haiti
Provide Rehabilitation to 500 children in Haiti
Provide Rehabilitation to 500 children in Haiti
Provide Rehabilitation to 500 children in Haiti
Provide Rehabilitation to 500 children in Haiti
Provide Rehabilitation to 500 children in Haiti
Provide Rehabilitation to 500 children in Haiti
Provide Rehabilitation to 500 children in Haiti
Provide Rehabilitation to 500 children in Haiti

Every day more and more people come in our rehabilitation center. Through the work done during these years, the community has been able to know the advantages and benefits of rehabilitation in the health of people and children. Each day new patients arrive at our doors with the hope of having a better quality of life, for them or for their children.

During the months of March, April and May, FONTEN received 208 children, 88 of them are new patients. 781 sessions were provided, 58 clubfoot corrections and 153 orthotics devices were fabricated.

FONTEN is financed only thanks to fundraising and to people like you who support us in this mission. It is thanks to this that our center is still in operation, which makes it possible that every day more than 60 people can receive rehabilitation in our center. We want to thank you for all your support during this campaign; we are founded at 95%!!

Thank you, our supporters and staff, for making this possible! Follow us on Facebook at Fonten Haiti, Instagram at fonten.haiti 

Clubfoot day
Clubfoot day

Some of the most vulnerable children in the community are the one with special, their families are usually large and with limited resources, there is a lack of education of the family and the community that often takes them away from educational centers and their right to learn and on the other hand they are not able to reach their fully potential due to lack of rehabilitation services and rehabilitation culture which makes that these children often spend their lives ridden in beds and places in their homes isolated from society.

FONTEN provides rehabilitation services to the community of southern Haiti. One of our programs is pediatric patients care, with orthopedic, neurological, muscle skeletal conditions among others. With this project we are helping many children with special needs that need rehabilitation services to support them and help them to arise the highest level of functional independence and autonomy.

The GG founds have allowed to continue provide therapy and other services. From December to February FONTEN provide 439 sessions to children, with an average of 120 children per month, 54 clubfoot attentions, 54 orthopedic devices were manufactured and 1 prosthesis for children.

We want to thank you for all your support and concern during the protest period. Since a couple of weeks the clinic has returned to work normally and our patients and staff are safe.Thank you for allowing us to move forward and continue delivering rehabilitation.

Fondation Tous Ensemble (FONTEN) was founded in 2016 to provide long-term, professional rehabilitation services to the people of southern Haiti. Our aim is to live in a society where people with disabilities achieve full integration in community and can attain high levels of health and wellness.

We provide rehabilitation services to people with orthopedic and neurological problems. Children and adults from all over the southern regions of Haiti come to our clinic in Les Cayes for physiotherapy, occupational therapy, as well as prosthetics and orthotics services. Our mobile clinics provide remote communities with professional care. Through outreach, advocacy and education we promote equality and integration for persons with disabilities in our communities.

In June 2018, FONTEN was selected by GlobalGiving, an international NGO which vets grassroots organizations, connecting them to corporate and private sponsors all over the world. We have been authenticated by GlobalGiving and met the criteria for permanent partnership with GlobalGiving and opportunities for corporate funding, networking and increasing our capacity to provide rehabilitation to the people of southern Haiti, including about 500 children a year.

This specific project FONTEN aims to provide rehabilitation services to pediatric patients, with orthopedic, neurological, muscle skeletal conditions among others.

FONTEN have been able to provide more than 1800 sessions to children, more than 250 clubfoot attentions and more than 120 orthotics devices have been fabricated in the P&O lab.

Every month more and more children come to the center with different needs. One good example, is the case of T, she came in to clinic looking for a wheelchair, she was not able to go around her house and do her daily life activities because of her wheelchair. FONTEN is one of the only places in the south, were children and adults can find assisted devices that can help them to be more independent and have a better quality of life.

3 months Report June to August 2018, Provide Rehabilitation to 500 children in Haiti.

Tous Ensemble (FONTEN) is a Haitian foundation created in 2016. Its mission is "To improve the quality of life of people with disabilities and the general community, through programs that help to achieve the maximum possible level of functionality, independence and autonomy from each person / patient.”

FONTEN provides rehabilitation services to the community of southern Haiti. One of our programs is pediatric patients care, with orthopedic, neurological, muscle skeletal conditions among others.

In the month of June 2018, FONTEN was selected to participate in the GlobalGiving "Accelerator", in 18 days more than 17,000 USD were raised from approximately 90 donors from all over the world.

This founds have allowed to continue provide therapy and other services during this time. From June to August FONTEN provide 900 sessions to children, with an average of 300 children per month, 141 clubfoot attentions, 3 educational sessions for parents of children with disabilities were carried out in the rehabilitation center, 54 orthopedic devices were manufactured and 1 prostheses for children.

We want to share the story of Roseme. She is a little girl, 10 years old, amputated in 2017 because she presented a congenital malformation on her right leg, which did not allow the use of prostheses. In 2017, FONTEN together with Hope for Haiti managed a free surgery so that Rosemene could have a suitable stump to use prosthesis. After several months of therapy, the stump and Roseme are ready to have a prosthesis, which was manufactured during the month of August. Thanks to this, she is able to walk without crutches and carry out a normal life like the rest of the children of her age.

 

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Fondation Tous Ensemble

Location: Les Cayes, South Department - Haiti
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @fonten_haiti
Project Leader:
Consuelo Alzamora
Les Cayes, South Department Haiti

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

Still want to help?

Find another project in Haiti or in Children that needs your help.
Find a Project

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.