THE CENTRE OF HOPE
The Centre of Hope was founded in 2017.
It is first and foremost a therapy centre for Children with Special Needs. Our goal at the Centre is to provide education and various therapy opportunities for all regardless of their physical, mental or economic situation. It not only provides therapies for the children but support and education for the parents as well, even providing home visits and field trips if necessary to help the parents and children in the struggles of everyday life. The Centre also has a tutoring and psychology program each afternoon for children who are victims of bullying, abuse, learning difficulties, emotional problems or are simply unable to attend school due to extreme poverty. The Centre is the first of its kind in the Jutiapa Province of Guatemala and includes programs and therapies for deaf, blind, autism, Asperger syndrome, hydrocephalus, microcephaly, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, down’s syndrome, ADHD, etc.
The Centre provides various therapies such as, AAT (Animal Assisted Therapy), Water therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Speech/Language therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration/Occupational Therapy, Psychology etc. and it is our goal to always provide our students and parents with the best care & educational opportunities available.
The Centre is also used to house medical and dental clinics, education seminars on health and nutrition for men and women, malnutrition consultations and spiritual counselling.
The Centre of Hope is a safe place where those in need can come and seek help. It is also a crisis center for anyone in need of assistance – especially women and children – as these facilities do not currently exist.
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