HELPChildren CerebralParalysis





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Project Description

Region: South America

Country: Brazil

Location: Sergipe

Total Budget: $30,100

Area of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment

The APAE Aracaju (http://www.apaearacaju.org.br/) is a social entity whose mission is to provide habilitation and rehabilitation services to people with disabilities (cognitive and motor) in the community of the city of Aracaju and other municipalities in the State of Sergipe. Its objective is to provide an improvement in the quality of life and inclusion of those with disabilities, contributing to a more just and solidary society.

Currently, APAE Aracaju serves approximately 200 children providing social services, health in general and education, leisure, sports, culture and research.

Within the scope of the provision of health services, one of the areas that stand out most is the assistance with Physiotherapy services. There is currently a physiotherapy room that serves people of all ages (children, youth, adults and seniors) and one Pedia Suit™ equipment for the rehabilitation of patients with cerebral palsy or have locomotion problems caused by strokes, strokes or other accidents. However, since there is only one physiotherapy room and one Pedia suit™, the service ends up being very restricted to few people, not meeting the existing demand in the community which ends up generating a very large waiting list. For this expansion and with funds raised by the entity itself, a new room was reformed that will be used for adult / elderly physiotherapy, leaving the current room only for children / youths to increase care. Due to lack of resources, the room has only been reformed and it still needs to be equipped (physiotherapy equipment).

Currently, the entity performs 70 monthly treatments and the goal with this expansion is to reach 150 people attended per month (more than double).

In this way, the present project has the following objectives:

- Acquire another Pedia Suit™ equipment to improve the care of the local population in the physiotherapeutic treatment of patients and reduce the existing queue;

- Contribute to the finalization of the new physiotherapy room, so that it can be inaugurated and can be put into operation to increase the provision of services to the community;

- Support for IT laboratory of the entity to improve service to the population, increase donations and digital inclusion;

In addition to increasing the quality of life of the population with increased attendance, the project also aims to improve the occupational health of the population served, providing a return to the labor market of those who are fit, impacting the local economy of the region.

Primary Host Partner

District: 4390

Rotary Club of: Aracajú-Nova Geração

Primary Contact: Alércio Bressano

Email: alerciobdm@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 4845

Rotary Club of: Formosa-9 de Julio

Primary Contact: Luis Schattner

Email: schattgob@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means the funds have been received and the project is being implemented.

Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #1980134.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





District 4390 DDF





District 4845 DDF





Poona Mid Town (3131)





Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $5,000 DDF by Alfredo Vilches of the Rotary Club of Formosa - 9 de julio, District 4845.


by 9822030294

System Entry: Pledge of $467 with $200 DDF by 9822030294 of the Rotary Club of Poona Mid Town, District 3131.


by 9822030294

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".


by 9822030294

System Entry: Application Sent to The Rotary Foundation through Member Access.


by 9822030294

System Entry: Application approved by The Rotary Foundation.


by Alércio Bressano

The project is still ongoing. The budget was update and we're buying items of project.


by Alércio Bressano

System Entry: Payment has been issued by The Rotary Foundation.

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