On December 20th our Honduran partners at “Centro de rehabilitación integral comunitario” in Atima completed a very successful community event to raise funds for the construction of a new rehabilitation and educational center. They collected $2500. These funds will be combined with any donations that OCHO is currently collecting to fund this initiative.
The event was sponsored by the municipality of Atima and introduced by councilman Roger Alcantara Perez. Families and participants from Atima and surrounding villages participated in this first fundraising event coordinated by the CRIC.
You can follow the work and lives of the beneficiaries who attend the current small school in Atima by accessing their site here.
Similar to OCHO, the CRIC Abriendo Puertas is run by a passionate group of volunteers who created this rural school to help and provide support to families of children and youth with disabilities who were not being covered by the Honduran health care system. Ana Borjas is one of these volunteer teachers who spearheaded the creation of the current program for children and youth with disabilities. The careful assessment and mapping of the actual needs in the community has demonstrated the real need for a larger and better equipped center where parents, therapists, and volunteers can help each other in making a difference in the lives of children with disabilities.
If you are interested in supporting the work of Ana, Sulmy and the many families who attend the CRIC Atima, you can make a tax-deductable donation, by visting our Donations page. Know that all funds will go directly to fund the construction of one of its kind educational and rehabilitation center in Honduras. Help the families of these children with disabilities fulfill their dream to provide dignified and more independent lives to their children.