Foundation Totai is a Scottish charity (No. SC037260) which supports the work of Fundación Totaí, a non-governmental organisation based in Trinidad-Beni, Bolivia. Fundación Totaí provides free or low-cost services in healthcare, sports and education as a proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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Our community classes have moved to a new, more comfortable environment, with technology and very nice decoration made by the young volunteers who came. We thank God for their help and kindness.
In order to preserve the health of our workers and patients, all personnel have been trained in the “Management of Residues and Infectious Waste in Health Centers” by the Departmental Health Services (SEDES). We also formed a new Biosafety Committee. It is important to our work that all workers will comply to minimise the risk to health and the environment due to toxic or biological agents.
With the purpose of improving the therapies for children in the Phoniatric Area, we have acquired new interesting educational toys for the development of communication therapies, learning difficulties and language development. We also want to thank Rachel Peebles for the donation of other didactic toys for the area of speech therapy that will be very helpful.
We were very happy with the visit of Rachel Peebles, one of the FT UK Directors. We thank God for her presence in our family and for the pleasant moments we lived. Her stay was very important for her to know the reality of our institution and the activities we develop for the good of the community. We wish her a happy return home.
In order to improve the fabric of our building some of our workers painted the rooms. It is important to share these moments and express our commitment to FT.
We have entered into a process of institutional reorganisation and adjustment to face the difficult economic and social situation of the institution. We place all our plans in God’s hands. We also thank Ruddy Arauz, who is voluntarily doing work that will help us get ahead.
With great enthusiasm we carried out the 5-day Vacation Club for our children in the community. More than 100 children came and exceeded our expectations. We had a very good time sharing the word of God. We also had games, crafts and recreational activities. We appreciate the trust that parents place in the people who work at the Foundation to send their children and also all the volunteers who helped us in this activity.
Dr. Lorena Chavez – otolaryngologist, began working with us again for 4 months, after returning from Buenos Aires – Argentina. We are grateful to her for making our institution her home of work. We thank God for her skills and commitment and the ability to expand the provision of our services to the community.
These guys (Tim, James, Kakob, Izzy, Nathalie, Katherine and Rossie) came to Trinidad from the UK and we were delighted to host them! They have been here almost 2 months helping with the El Jireh church, the clinic, community projects and other activities that the coordinators set up. We are very happy and grateful to God for this time that they are sharing with us.
All the health institutions in the city participated in the futsal championships. Futsal is the FIFA-recognised form of small-sided indoor football (the word is a contraction of the Spanish ‘fútbol sala’). It is played between two teams who each have five players on the pitch at any one time, with rolling substitutes and a smaller ball than soccer that is harder and less bouncy. We are pleased to say FT obtained third place in the competition. We thank God for the beautiful time that was had with the health personnel of the other institutions.
On May 20, the new board of FT directors 2023-2025 was sworn in. Positions: Dr. Miguel Arauz – President, Dr. Pitias Suarez – Vice President, Prof. Porfidia Prado – Treasurer, Ms. Elizabeth Vaca – Recording Secretary and Prof. Iracema Barboza – Member. We wish everyone successes and blessings in all that they do for FT and beyond.
Thanks to Prof. Carla Camader and Claudia Arauz, who created a very productive afternoon when we taught the community girls how to make delicious cheese empanadas. The girls were very happy to learn and taste these rich and delicious products.
Thanks to Lic. Andrea Callisaya, Speech Therapist, we were able to give information talks to the teachers of the educational unit “La Palmera” in our city. She talked about speech problems in children and adolescents of the unit. The teachers were very grateful for the information and training.
The mothers of our community prepared their handicraft items for display and sale at the fair held in the main square of our city. This enabled them to have some resources to take to their families. We are very happy to be able to contribute to the development of their creativity and skills and for them to generate some financial resources.
Celebrating Bolivian Children’s Day, we entertained our community children with a fun afternoon of games and also a delicious snack. We thank God for allowing us to meet and fill the lives of all the children who attend our institution with joy.
We support the students of the Nueva Trinidad Educational Unit, with our virtual classroom to search for information and prepare exhibition topics. The students were very grateful for this important support for them.
In commemoration of Bolivian Father’s Day March 19, our children developed their creativity by making beautiful works to give their parents on their day. We appreciate the work of Professor Carla Camader for the initiative carried out.
Thanks to Lic. Andrea Callisaya – Phonoaudiologist, we offered a socialisation workshop on risk sign detection instruments in school education for teachers in the regular classroom of the School for the Deaf in our city. The educators were very grateful for this workshop since it will allow them to do a better job in the teaching-learning process of people with disabilities.
With great enthusiasm we started our craft classes for our girls in the community, they are making products to be able to sell them to society, generating economic resources to help their families.
Sign language classes for our children began. The aims include breaking down communication barriers and to enable them to participate in society in a more inclusive way.
We began the month with the expansion of our health services. The following personnel were added to our number: Dr. Carmen Selva Skandar – Rheumatologist, Dr. Leslie Robles – Dermatologist, Dr. Elvis Villegas Gomez – Cardiologist, Dr. Isrrael Crespo Segovia – Sonographer – all specialties at the service of the population at affordable cost.
At this time of the year our region suffered the inclemencies of the rains; As a result of this, we have suffered the flooding of our facilities that harmed us in the normal care of our patients and some equipment suffered failures.
The joy of our athletes was not long in coming when they started training at the soccer school. We are participating in the municipal championship in the categories 6, 8 and 10 years.
Our 2023 management and community activities began with great enthusiasm, with our school support classes and bible lessons. This year we will place greater emphasis on our children learning to handle technological devices and information.