Prevention, detection and early treatment of childhood disabilities from working in a network - Phase II

Bolivia

Justification

In the second decade of the 21st century, the majority of people with disabilities in Bolivia continue to experience exaggerated discrimination that violates the fulfillment of all their human rights, including the right to life itself. Discrimination and decreased opportunities to access decent living conditions are hampered by various factors, almost all of a social, economic and cultural nature. The association of poverty with disability produces a negative synergy that makes those who suffer it much more fragile, causing situations of multi-exclusion or extreme exclusion. The cultural factors that consider disability as something shameful that must be hidden and hidden, also delve into this tragic situation.

One of the difficulties in developing an early care program is the great shortage of trained professionals to carry out these programs with minimal guarantees of effectiveness, economic costs, unattainable for families with less economic resources, if they do not have some type of grant or aid and the late age of access to specialized resources. This implies that in order to intervene as soon as possible, effective early detection programs must be implemented.

Intervention, even as early as possible, is not the only thing children with disabilities need to improve their living conditions. In addition to being able to intervene on their abilities, they should try to provide supports and transform sociocultural contexts and environments that allow them the maximum possibilities of inclusion at the social level, in their families, neighborhoods, communities, and, of course, at the educational level.

Location

Cochabamba

Local Partner

Archdiocesan Foundation San Lucas

Goals

General Objective: Improve the living conditions of children with disabilities in the department of Cochabamba.

Specific Objective: Increase the social and family inclusion of children with disabilities through the development of skills and the creation of social support networks.

Leading population

(women, men and children).

Project duration

Budget

Financing

TAUfundazioa, Ay. Pamplona and Fundación San Lucas

Activities:

  • Sustaining the RBC expert team.
  • Preparation and signing of inter-institutional agreements.
  • Updating of training materials for promoters, students and professionals in RBC.
  • Updating and expanding the population census with different kinds of disabilities in the municipality of Saba and conducting the census in the new communities in the southern area.
  • Union training and awareness.
  • Training for integral health promoters with a specialty in RBC.
  • Training for women’s groups.
  • Training of school nuclei (3 workshops a year of 2 hours.)
  • Training for boys and girls, promoters with a specialty in RBC.
  • Local medical control specialized in early detection of disability.
  • Specialized study of 200 children from communities with signs of disability (from 0 to 6 years old.)
  • Consult specialists, treatments and rehabilitation of 50 children – girls with disabilities (from 0 years to 6 years old).
  • Rehabilitation and family, school inclusion. Social. 50 boys – girls with disabilities (0 years to 6 years old.)
  • Rural rehabilitation center.
  • Home and community adaptation for the child with a disability.