2004

Project_1: Improvements for Orphanage Santa Marianita in Ambato, Ecuador In collaboration with SOS children’s villages, USA. The orphanage Santa Marianita in Ambato, Ecuador, where approximately 50 orphan children are living received an outdoor playground with new equipment, such as swings, playhouse, games and an outdoor area with a garden. In addition the support for cleanup and repairs were provided for the outside area and buildings surrounded by the new facility. The orphanage has hired 2 contractors for the cleanup and installation of playground equipment, who are former orphans of the orphanage Santa Marianita. The playground equipment was purchased locally from Juego Spiral. The time of completion was 2005.



 

Project 2: New Day Care Centers in Ecuador In collaboration with SOS children villages, USA. Partial support for new day care centers being built in Quito, Esmeraldas, Ibarra and Portoviejo, (Ecuador) for 0-6 year old children. These centers will provide babies and young children from very poor families with the care and supervision during daytime, in order for their parents to work outside their home. The goal is to help these children not to become orphans.

 


2005

Project_1: To prevent that children become orphans in Ecuador

In collaboration with Cemproc International, USA and Fundacion Tutelar del Nino, Adolescente y la familia in Ecuador. The efforts for this project included the following:

 

- Resolution of conflicts over the legal clarification of the situation of children presumed to be abandoned or orphaned
- Submission of documents for authorization of family or institutional treatment of orphaned children
- Promoting the reinsertion of children back into their biological families after having gotten lost
- Assist the process of traveling outside the country for children who need to attain medical treatment not available locally
- Legalization of childrenís admittance into orphanages in order to allow them a more stable and productive life
- General legal advice to orphanages and child protection entities in order to foster a climate and respect and peace for the most vulnerable children
- Providing identity certification and documents to orphaned children in order to expedite the adoption process
- Assistance and preparation for adoptive families and those giving their children up for adoption


The support of this project was helping 98 children in Ecuador in 2005 to get the appropriate certificates and legal documents.

 

2006

Project_1: Rebuild orphanages and schools for victims of the earthquake in Pakistan in collaboration with SOS Kinderdorf. The goal is to rebuild orphanages and schools, as well as SOS villages for the victims of the devastating earthquake from 2005 in Pakistan.

                                       

 

Project_2: To prevent that children become orphans in Ecuador In collaboration with Cemproc International, USA and Fundacion Tutelar del Nino, Adolescente y la familia in Ecuador. The efforts for this project included the following:
 

- Resolution of conflicts over the legal clarification of the situation of children presumed to be abandoned or orphaned
- Submission of documents for authorization of family or institutional treatment of orphaned children
- Promoting the reinsertion of children back into their biological families after having gotten lost
- Assist the process of traveling outside the country for children who need to attain medical treatment not available locally
- Legalization of childrenís admittance into orphanages in order to allow them a more stable and productive life
- General legal advice to orphanages and child protection entities in order to foster a climate and respect and peace for the most vulnerable children
- Providing identity certification and documents to orphaned children in order to expedite the adoption process
- Assistance and preparation for adoptive families and those giving their children up for adoption.

The support of this project was helping 139 children in 159 cases.

2007


Project_1: To prevent that children become orphans in Ecuador In collaboration with Cemproc International, USA and Fundacion Tutelar del Nino, Adolescente y la familia in Ecuador. The efforts for this project included the following:

- Resolution of conflicts over and legal clarification of the situation of abandoned children
- Inscription in the civil registry of abandoned children who do not have identification, obtaining for them a first and last name and identity documentation
- Legalization of children's admittance into orphanages and care-providing entities
- Legalization of children's discharge from orphanages and reinsertion back into families
- Obtain rulings declaring the children abandoned and eligible for adoption
- Assist with the legal authorizations to leave the country temporarily for children who need medical treatment or an operation

These efforts benefited 116 children in 169 cases.

 

2008

Project_1: To further facilitate identification procedures to help prevent that children become orphans in Ecuador In collaboration with Cemproc International, USA, and Fundacion Tutelar del Nino, Adolescente y la familia in Ecuador. The efforts for this project included the following:

- Resolution of conflicts over legal clarification of the situation of abandoned children

- Inscription in the civil registry of abandoned children who do not have identification, obtaining for them a first and last name and identity documentation

- Legalization of children's admittance into orphanages and care-providing entities in order to allow them a temporary stable, healthy and stimulating environment

- Promoting the reinsertion of children back into their biological families after having gotten lost

- Legalization of children's discharge from orphanages and reinsertion back into families

- Obtain rulings declaring the children abandoned and eligible for adoption

- Providing further certification and documents to orphaned children in order to expedite the adoption process

- Assist with the legal authorizations to leave the country temporarily for children who need medical treatment or an operation

The support of this project was helping many abandoned children in Ecuador to allow them a best possible stable, healthy and stimulating environment.

              

2009 - 2010

Project_1: To further facilitate identification procedures to help prevent that children become orphans in Ecuador by facilitating the reinsertion of children back into their biological families or by expediting the national / international adoption process in collaboration with Cemproc International, USA, and Fundacion Tutelar del Nino, Adolescente y la familia in Ecuador.

The efforts for this project included the following:
- Resolution of conflicts over legal clarification of the situation of abandoned children
- Inscription in the civil registry of abandoned children who do not have identification, obtaining for them a first and last name and identity documentation
- Legalization of children's admittance into orphanages and care-providing entities in order to allow them a temporary stable, healthy and stimulating environment
- Promoting the reinsertion of children back into their biological families after having gotten lost
- Legalization of children's discharge from orphanages and reinsertion back into families
- Obtain rulings declaring the children abandoned and eligible for adoption
- Providing further certification and documents to orphaned children in order to expedite the adoption process
- Assist with the legal authorizations to leave the country temporarily for children who need medical treatment or an operation

The support of this project was helping many abandoned children in Ecuador to allow them a best possible stable, healthy and stimulating environment.



Project_2: To further help support Ecuadorian orphanages to care for orphaned children with daily needs, cognitive stimulation, pre-school activities, physical and psychological assessments and interventions, in collaboration with “For His Children”, Conifer, CO, USA: (Founders: Clark and Melinda Vaughn).

FHC orphanages care for children who have been abandoned or are in other at-risk situations. Caregivers take care of four to five children. The family-like environment is warm, bright and cheerful. If required, a child receives language and physical therapy. Older children receive learning programs appropriate for their age and abilities. Approximately 35% of the children have moderate to severe special needs. FHC orphanages further provide special medical care and individualized attention.
FHC orphanage caregivers provide encouragement and hope, helping each infant and child finding a plan and a future for them.

                       



Project_3: To support clothing and toy drives in the USA and support shipments to Ecuador, in collaboration with the “Hispanic Information Center” in New Jersey, USA. The project was managed by Zully Rosado with the help of many volunteers such as Cecilia, Julio, Byron, Lorenzo, Roberta, Joel, etc.

Donated clothes and toys from the US were shipped to orphanages in Ecuador, providing warm clothing and enriched playing to babies, to 6-8 year old boys and girls, and to teenagers. The vision and mission was to fulfill basic needs of children who are less fortunate so that they CAN BE children.

 

                   




2011 - 2012

Project_1: To facilitate identification procedures to help prevent that children become orphans in Ecuador by facilitating the reinsertion of children back into their biological families or by expediting the national / international adoption process in collaboration with Cemproc International, USA.

The efforts for this project included the following:
- Resolution of conflicts over legal clarification of the situation of abandoned children
- Inscription in the civil registry of abandoned children who do not have identification, obtaining for them a first and last name and identity documentation
- Legalization of children's admittance into orphanages and care-providing entities in order to allow them a temporary stable, healthy and stimulating environment
- Promoting the reinsertion of children back into their biological families after having gotten lost
- Legalization of children's discharge from orphanages and reinsertion back into families
- Obtain rulings declaring the children abandoned and eligible for adoption
- Providing further certification and documents to orphaned children in order to expedite the adoption process
- Assist with the legal authorizations to leave the country temporarily for children who need medical treatment or an operation

The support of this project was helping many abandoned children in Ecuador to allow them a best possible stable, healthy and stimulating environment.



Project_2: To help support Ecuadorian orphanages to care for orphaned children with daily needs, cognitive stimulation, pre-school activities, physical and psychological assessments and interventions, in collaboration with “For His Children”, Conifer, CO, USA.

The 2 FHC orphanages, one located in Quito and one in Latacunga care for children who have been abandoned or are in other at-risk situations. Caregivers take care of four to five children. The family-like environment is warm, bright and cheerful. If required, a child receives language and physical therapy. Older children receive learning programs appropriate for their age and abilities. Approximately 35% of the children have moderate to severe special needs. FHC orphanages further provide special medical care and individualized attention.
FHC orphanage caregivers provide encouragement and hope, helping each infant and child finding a plan and a future for them.

      

2013


To help support Ecuadorian orphanages to care for orphaned children with daily needs, cognitive stimulation, pre-school activities, physical and psychological assessments and interventions, in collaboration with “For His Children”, Conifer, CO, USA.

FHC runs 2 orphanages, one located in Quito and one in Latacunga, Ecuador. Most children have a physical or mental disability ranging from mild to severe.

                 

 

 

2014

To help support Ecuadorian orphanages to care for orphaned children with daily needs, cognitive stimulation, pre-school activities, physical and psychological assessments and interventions, in collaboration with “For His Children”, Conifer, CO, USA.

FHC runs 2 orphanages, one located in Quito and one in Latacunga, Ecuador. Most children have a physical or mental disability ranging from mild to severe.

 

 

 

2015

Ongoing Projects:

To help support Ecuadorian orphanages to care for orphaned children with daily needs, cognitive stimulation, pre-school activities, physical and psychological assessments and interventions, in collaboration with “For His Children”, Conifer, CO, USA.

FHC runs 2 orphanages, one located in Quito and one in Latacunga, Ecuador. Most children have a physical or mental disability ranging from mild to severe.

 

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