Special education of children with mental / physical disabilities
Since 2008 - Equally, Help-for-Hope is engaging in providing selected children affected by mental and/or physical disabilities with the prospect of an autonomous and prosperous future, especially where these children can become champions for other children and adults.
1. The project
The story of Ana Francisca Gualan (Anita), now 10 years old and the last of 7 children, is an inspiration (click here to read more). Anita was born with Down Syndrome, in Quito Ecuador, and has not received adequate attention so far. Like her siblings, she comes from a very difficult background. And like her siblings, she is very bright.
The choice of supporting Anita Gualan is based on the inspirational value and signalling effect that the Gualan siblings can have on other children from distressed backgrounds. They incorporate the slogan "sì se puede", or "yes you can", so popular in Ecuador.
Anita will be attending the Instituto de Educacion Especial "Syndrome de Dawn", a school in Quito specialized in children with Down Syndrome. There, she will receive special education, physical therapy, language therapy, psychorehabilitation, ludotherapy workshops, music therapy, children yoga, hyppotherapy and swimming.
2. Help-for-Hope's investment
The cost of the school is of USD 1'500 per year (year 2010). Very special appreciation goes to the generous couple who has graciously pledged to sponsor Anita's education. THANK YOU!!
3. The results
Anita has started attending the Instituto de Educacion Especial "Syndrome de Dawn" from September 2009. She is progressing well, her language, motoric and relational skills have improved visibly, and she shows particular talent for music (dance) and sports (3x medal winner in her school's most recent "Olympics" - athltics).
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- 14/04 Relay Race Bulle, H4H's podium!
- 27/03 The RB's start into the new season !
- 14/03 Andy Athlete of the year 2012 !
- 17/02 First National Medal for Pierre
- 11/01 H4H Fun Team's Fondue event
- 06/01 H4H at Nice Prom'Classic !
- 01/01 World Class Ambassadors for H4H !
- 16/12 4 H4H Relay Teams at Silvesterlauf !
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- 06/12 Andi Birnbacher supports H4H on FB!
- 25/11 Advent Race, podiums for H4H!
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- 04/10 Team H4H on Noviodurun's podium!
- 28/10 Team H4H fantastic in Lausanne!
- 13/10 The Raelert Brothers in Hawaii!
- 07/10 Pierre in Morat-Fribourg!
- 02/10 Frank's & Eugénie's Rally in Corsica!
- 23/09 Sybille qualifies for Las Vegas!
- 10/09 Micha at 70.3 World Championships!
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