Ana Maria Cabello
Our organization is intended to Down Syndrome Adults who, due to their age (they are over 29 years old), do not attend a formal school; and, because of their cognitive abilities degree, do not work.
From Monday to Friday, our participants attend our Annual Program “Protected Workshop with Labor Option – Rayos de Sol” which is under the guidance of a coordinator. Thanks to the DISABILITY AND SPECIAL NEEDS DEPARTMENT of the Municipality of Quilpué, our participants receive instructions from part of professionals of this department, under a workshop modality held once a week, which help them develop manual techniques. On Mondays, they participate in Zumba classes which help them stretch their body parts and keep them healthy.
Since our organization is not subsidied by the state, we organize social events with fundraising activities which help us, in a certain way, fulfill our commitments.
We also form part of the COMMUNITY COUNCIL ON DISABILITY QUILPUÉ which nurturs people with information and policies regarding the topic of disability in our country.
Thanks to PARISH SANTA MARIA, MOTHER OF THE CHURCH – EL SOL, QUILPUE, our organization has a place (classrooms) where our participants attend their workshop from Mondays to Fridays, from 10:00 to 13:30 pm.