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SURFERS FOR SURFERS ASOCIACIÓN AGUA FUERTES OLAS EN SILLAS ASOCIACIÓN AGUAS FUERTES OLAS EN SILLAS WHO ARE WE? An organization that helps people with disabilities ‣paralyzed; born with a disease or post traumatic stress disorder (accident) ‣poliomyelitis (virus in nervous system causing paralyzation) ‣arthrosis on/in hands an legs People can't walk or grap things. They can’t function by themselves, they need assistance in their daily activities in life. People are in the age between 25 and 50 years old ASOCIACIÓN AGUAS FUERTES OLAS EN SILLAS WHERE ARE WE? ▸ We are located in the surf reserve Huanchaco, Peru ▸ A group of 20 disabled persons live in Huanchaco or in the bigger town Trujillo (45 min by bus from Huanchaco). ▸ The disabled persons live with their families. They are under treatment of a hospital for reabilitation. This is expensive and the families don't have money to pay the treatment and medicine. ▸ These people can’t afford equipment like wheelchairs, medicine and transport. ASOCIACION AGUAS FUERTES OLAS EN SILLAS WHAT IS OUR GOAL ▸ To get the people out of their isolation, give them more confidence, social contacts and they are more active. ▸ The program helps them to be a part of the normal society and give structure in their lives. ▸ Besides that is makes them important and let them know that they are not alone and that people care about them. ▸ Be part of the nature and surf community participating in important events and competitions in Peru. ▸ Expand the group of active disabled people surfing ASOCIACIÓN AGUAS FUERTES OLAS EN SILLAS ASOCIACIÓN AGUAS FUERTES OLAS EN SILLAS ACTIVITIES We do several activities with the disabled people: ▸ Visit swimming pool (transport, flippers, floating device) ▸ Going to the gym ( transport, clothing) ▸ Psychological therapy (transport, mental support) ▸ Adapting surfing (see next slide)!!! ASOCIACIÓN AGUAS FUERTES OLAS EN SILLAS SURFING ▸ We have 6 surf instructors working for the association, all on a voluntary basis in their free time (early morning/end of the day) 3 days a week. ▸ The surfing group consist now of 5 disabled persons. Each surf session takes 2 instructors for 1 disabled person. One in the water and one instructor on the beach (keeper). ▸ For safety reason we asked help for the local fishermen to keep area free from free surfers, swimmers and boats. ▸ Equipment is rented by the local surf shops ▸ We like to expand the group from 5 to more people surfing ASOCIACION AGUAS FUERTES OLAS EN SILLAS OUR NEEDS To reach our goals for the surfing activity we need the following gear: ‣ Boards (mainly longboard, softboards and Rescue boards) ‣ Wetsuits (winter and summer suits if possible) ‣ Lycra (advertisement and safety recognition in the water) ‣ Accessories ( leashes, wax, fins, repair material) ‣ Transportation to bring the competitors to the events to perform (10 contest a year, 20 persons participating in Peru) ASOCIACIÓN AGUAS FUERTES OLAS EN SILLAS ASOCIACIÓN AGUAS FUERTES OLAS EN SILLAS TEAM & CONTACT ▸ Founder/President: Mari Yespica Vereau Ucanan (participant and competitor) ▸ Director: Alejandro Sanchez Palomino (also surf instructor) ▸ Coordinator: Kane Ramos (donator and surf instructor) ▸ Main Sponsor: Surfers for Surfers????? ▸ Contact via Facebook: Asociación aguas fuertes olas en sillas NIÑO DE LA CALLE FAVELLA PROJECT WINTER & SUMMER 2015-2016 HUANCHACO PERU