Project information

School Health Clinic

The School Health clinic will provide health education and advice as well as basic care and help to children living in slum conditions in Colombia. The clinic will work in close collaboration with local schools to help children remain in school.

October 2015 - September 2016

Charity information

Hispanic Welfare Association

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  • Need


    The problem is that in Colombia, health care is provided on an insurance basis with a Government provided very basic cover. The children living in the area where we operate, for reason of poverty have access to any insurance based health care scheme and there is no basic provision locally - only at a considerable distance. Consequently children miss school often for preventable or easily manageable common childhood illnesses. There is a risk that more serious illnesses are left untreated.


    Our project will solve the problem by working with local schools in the area out of our premises to provide a free of charge child health care clinic as well as health promotion and disease prevention education to families living in the area

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Provide 24 health promotion and education sessions to better inform parents and families


    » Design appropraite literature and teaching materials to support outreach health promotion and education.
    » Provide 24 outreach health promoion and education thoughout the local community and in schools.

    Success will be establishing a programme of outreach health promotion sessions attended by 250 families annually.

    Aim 2

    Provide basic health care and advice to families and children


    » Provide a twice weekly nurse led child health clinic from our premises

    Success will be with 25 children a week attending the clinic with parents for basic health care and advice

  • Impact


    The project will enhance the level of attendance of children from the area at school . The proejct will work with head teachers from all of the local schools. We will demonstrate the success of the project by monitoring the children attending our clinic and their level of attendance at school.


    The area where the clinic will be based is difficult and dangerous.

    Transportation is difficult due to the state of the roads and public transport, furthermore because the area includes 46% of the people who have moved because of violence it is dangerous especially at night.

    Finaklly because of the above it is difficult to get staff and costs of utilities anad food are more expensive than elsewhere in Bogota.


    Funders of the project will receive a regular newsletter detailing the ongoing and forthcoming activities as well as photographs of the children and families invovled as well as information on the impact the project has had.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £15,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000 Staff travel Cost for staff/volunteers travel to the area
      £2,000 Printing Materials for health promotion
      £1,000 Rent Rent for clinic and outreach education
      £5,000 Consumables Basic medications and consumables
      £1,000 Equipment Equipment to support clinic
      £1,000 Insurance Insurance and licensing
      £2,500 Staff Staff
      £1,500 Admin Additional administration costs
  • Background


    The project will be in the Barrio El Paraiso,,Cuidad Bolivar, Bogota, Colomiba the 19th District of Bogota and the most deprived area of the city. The Barrio is at the top of the city and is characterised by the heigt, cold, damp weather, lack of amenities and public services as well as violence and poverty.


    The beneficiaries will be children of primary school age, 6-12, currently in school or waiting to go to school, they are amongst the most deprived in the city with families either unemployed or on very low waged employment, with no access to healthcare and limited choice of diet.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are located in the area, we are known to the children and families as a result of our work in the area, we have access to local schools and are the only project in the area

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Grace Acosta

    Grace is the Project Administrator and is currently overseeing the current project

    Esperanza Castaneda

    Esperanza is the lead teacher in the current project and will be able to facilitate a closer working relationship with Head Teachers.

    Clinic Radiolica Del Sur

    This private clinic will be providing medical/nursing staff volunteers to run the clinic and oversee the content of the health education.


    Oscar is a social worker and will be asssiting on the health promotion and education and with children refered to us from local schools.