“Un nuevo amanecer” (a new dawn) is a nonprofit organization for children with development problems and handicapped children.
Un Nuevo amanecer (UNA) is situated in “La Crucecita”, Bahias de Huatulco.
The rooms used by UNA are above a hardware store “Ferrealianza”, on Jazmin Street.
Visitors who are interested and would like to visit are welcome. UNA is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m.
At the moment there are +/- 80 children between 5 months and 16 years in treatment.
Oaxaca is the second poorest state in Mexico. 70% of the children who come to us are living under the poverty line.
The children come from all over the town sectors and regions of Bahias de Huatulco and also from little villages in the surrounding. Some travel quite a distance (1-4 hours) to have treatment.
Therapists, pedagogues, and psychologists work with the children. Most of these children have 1-2 appointments a week, on average one hour. Further we do school- and home visits if there is an indication for it.
- Speech therapy, Logopedia
- occupational therapy
general help for the families, for example: financial support for doctor appointments, support of there are problems with nourishment
UNA was founded as a response to the number of disabled children for whom there was a lack of treatment and support services. Established by parents and volunteers in 1995, UNA has achieved the following goals:
UNA has established nine programs that function both within the center and at rural community out-reach centers. These programs include: