By Consuelo Alzamora - Clinical Director - Co-Founder
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.
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