Our Top Mission…

Helping families to help themselves

Therapy Centre

During my Community work visiting families during the first 3 years, I got to know more and more people in these communities it became clear to me that there were a lot of Children with “Special Needs” in the area, we actually built a small house for two families with kids who had disabilities.

I then began to seek out more of these children as they seem to be kept hidden by their families. Memories of Ireland in the 50’s..! I began to take care of some of these kids with Medication and Food, and in some cases we brought them to hospital for attention. Then I brought some to the Cinema for an outing on a few occasions. I then thought , how nice it would be if they had a place to spend some time maybe a few afternoons each week, somewhere they could meet other kids in a similar situation as themselves, somewhere thy could spend time outside of their home which was usually little more then a Hut made from Plastic and bamboo weave sheets. So in May 2008 we were given temporary use of a building which we converted into a small Therapy Centre, with a shower and Toilet, a small Therapy room, a small Kitchen and an Activity room 65 sq, metres in total. We opened with 5 kids and young people – Luis Alberto, Solin, Diego, Vanessa, and  Camucha.

Since then it has taken on a life of its own and developed to where we are now with more than 50 to 60 children and young people, attending regularly, and another six to eight young people who do not attend regularly buy are still supported by the centre. The Centre is very much owned by the Kids and young people, it has developed as their needs required it to, and we let it develop as the needs demanded.The kids and young people spend two to three, afternoons each week in the centre, doing activities which helps their Disabilities, and having some Physiotherapy, sometimes singing some times dancing even on walking frames…! We take them on outings regularly, to the Zoo, the Beach, and the Water Park in the centre of Lima or on Picnics.

The Families have their own support group and they meet on the last Friday of each month, and they have a valuable input into what happens in the Centre, and how it is run.

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Overall Plan of our Therapy Centre

Our next Phase of the development of our Centre is to construct 2 Classrooms and toilets, so that we can provide mainstream education for kids with more abilities. We are hoping the Minister of Education will come on board as a partner, where by they will provide the staff ,as we will be providing the infrastructure

Your donation to some of these materials, however small will be much appreciated.

The cost of Labour will be approximately 15,000 Euros

Proposed Classrooms

This is a breakdown of the main costs of the extension. We already have the funds for the labour, which will be €14,000. We are now looking for funds for the materials. Your donation to some of these materials, however small will be much appreciated.

Material Quantity Cost
Buildings Bricks 8500 €1650
Stone 120 m3 €1850
Sand 130 m3 €1900
Plastering Sand 45 m3 €500
Cement 1200 €6500
Roof Bricks 1500 €900

 

Material Quantity Cost
Steel Bars 500 €3000
Electrical Installation   €2000
Floor Tiles 150 m2 €1100
Windows 14 €950
Sliding Doors 2 1000
Opening Door 1 €250

Map Key: Phase 1 : Coloured Lilac – Existing; Phase 2 : Coloured Orange – Begins in July; Phase 3 : Coloured White – Future Development

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Benefits the Centre brings to the community

Enable

We have constructed and we now operate a Therapy Centre 320 m2, on a Plot of 1500 Sq.M. donated by the local Community.

Support

Families of children with disabilities, receive ongoing  support  in in caring for their child, with workshops on  various types of disabilities, how  to care for their child, and  assistance in  improving  the living conditions, of the child.

Medical Assistance

Families are helped with the medical needs of the child, hospital visits, and medication.

Education

The poorest children in the area receive help with educational needs, books and uniforms etc. If they do not have these essentials they are not permitted entry to the class.

Hope

The greatest benefit the project may bring to this community is HOPE.

 

Future of the Centre

 

Because of the nature of the centre and the lack of support from the state, the project will be self sustaining and utilisation will increase in the future as locals will see the benefits of using the project

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