AANI Asociación pro Ayuda al Niño Incapacitado (Association for Assistance of Disabled Children) is a non-governmental organization, based in Berisso – La Plata – Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was founded in 1979 by a group of parents of disabled children, adolescents and young adults and they are assisted by professionals in different fields of expertise.
This Institution is a day care center, attended by persons between 7 and 30 years of age, who have multiple and severe disabilities and are dependant for their daily routine. They suffer severe functional and movement impediments, worsened by the lack of oral communication. They also receive daily assistance by thirds, as for example assisted nutrition, medication and the use of wheelchairs. The children, adolescents and young adults have breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack in the Institution, the rest of the time they carry out rehabilitation activities. All come from humble families and 60% have only their mother as family support.
During the flooding on April 2nd of this year they lost wheelchairs, mats, desks, computers, medical records, didactical and rehabilitation materials. The water raised over three feet, the Institution was closed and the water damaged all they had. Besides, due to the flooding, two adolescents had to be hospitalized.
The Argentine Dutch Solidarity Foundation
is in contact with AANI and thanks to the realization of events such as the Argentinean Film Night and the collection of donations, the Foundation is capable of actively helping out this Institution to replace the lost materials. For this reason we are kindly asking for your special support to make this project possible.