Support our Centre for Disable Children in Mexico

by Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)
Support our Centre for Disable Children in Mexico
Support our Centre for Disable Children in Mexico
Support our Centre for Disable Children in Mexico
Support our Centre for Disable Children in Mexico
Support our Centre for Disable Children in Mexico
Support our Centre for Disable Children in Mexico
Support our Centre for Disable Children in Mexico
Support our Centre for Disable Children in Mexico
Support our Centre for Disable Children in Mexico
Support our Centre for Disable Children in Mexico
Support our Centre for Disable Children in Mexico
Support our Centre for Disable Children in Mexico

Project Report | Mar 3, 2017
Growing comes with new challenges!

By Alejandro Vazquez | GVI Mexico, Logistics Coordinator

The new facilities
The new facilities

Dear Supporters, 

Last December, the Integral Care Centre of Playa del Carmen (CEAI) moved to a new location, the previous school lacked space to increase the capacity of students and lacked adequate spaces for different therapies. The old facilities also did not have the adequate infrastructure for moving wheelchairs around or perform physical activities.

We are pleased to tell you that the CEAI finally found a proper school building for rent and they moved promptly! This new building came with the following benefits:

  • Increase capacity. They are now able to accept 25 students per shift (currently 10-morning shift, 5 evening shift).
  • Extension of working schedule for 1 on 1 therapies on the afternoon shift.
  • The school has 4 classrooms, 3 of them fully equipped to support some of the therapies provided at the CEAI (occupational therapy, pedagogic area, daily activities support, sensorial therapies and music therapy).
  • The ramp at the entrance and ground level construction makes access and moving easier for students in wheelchairs, low coordination students or parents carrying their children. The playground is bigger too, helping for physical activities, dog therapies and recreational spare time.

The daily activities encourage independence of the individuals, under the supervision of staff the students perform basic activities to live an independent life, these activities include cooking, heating their food, setting the table, clean dishes and tidying up after themselves, personal hygiene like hand washing, toilet usage and teeth brushing.

As the new location brings benefits, it comes with new challenges. Transport has become an essential need to keep the attendance of students, the new location of the centre doesn't have public transportation service and parents can’t afford taxis to take their children to therapies, diminishing the attendance during the week from the regular 5 days to an average of 3. 

The plans for the next months are to provide First Aid Training to teachers, continue funding the dog therapy (secured from February to July 2017, completing 2 years of dog therapies for students of the CEAI) and help the to acquire a van to ease the pressure on the parents. 

Thank you for your continued support! 

With Gratitude, 
GVI Mexico

Plenty of space for the therapies
Plenty of space for the therapies
Safe, outdoor play area
Safe, outdoor play area
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Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Project Leader:
Tyrone Bennett
London , London United Kingdom

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