COVID -19 news:
Aruba has re-opened her borders since July 1st 2020. The pandemia is not longer with us. Still we have to remain cautious. This means our therapists will respond to all precautions and regulations, set by the Aruban government, in the case it will re emerge. Both therapists and parents will agree upon a safe and responsible way of working prior to any therapy. The PDF document states the COVID-19 protocol of the Department of Health regarding our line of work.
Report on rehabilitation in Aruba 2023
Independent Aruban researcher in the field of social work, drs Caroll Kock produced a very interesting report based on and profound investigation of the Aruban rehabilitation sector. She was assigned to execute this investigation by the Plataforma pa Hende cu Limitacion (PPL), which Micky's Foundation is part of. Her report presents an overview of the status of the supply of different organizations all working for people with limitations on Aruba. It also shows the significant lacking of structural embedding of rehabilitation services in Aruba. The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) which are supposed to be on the governments agenda are a main focus in the field of rehabilitation.
Micky's Foundation is doing a very well job with our services to the community, but for the system to improve the wellbeing of our target group, we need to collaborate more effectively. A great example of this collaboration is our ongoing partnership with the MultiDisciplinair Overleg (MDO) at the H.O. Hospitaal with several doctors and therapists to assess cases of severe medical conditions due to (mainly) neurological disorders.
For further reading of drs Kock's report read the PP -->
Micky's Foundation in the news
To the left you can read an article in the news letter of STINAFO, where they presented the project with the generous help from Atlas Kidtech, of the donation of 5 orthopedic instruments to the foundation.
In 2021 Atlas Kidtech and Fond Kind & Handicap (before knows as STINAFO) have donated another 13 instruments to the foundation.