We are a non profit organization intended to Down Syndrome Adults who, due to their age (they are over 29 years old), do not attend a formal school; and, because of their cognitive abilities degree, do not work.
Our organization is intended to Down Syndrome Adults who, due to their age (they are over 29 years old), do not attend a formal school; and, because of their cognitive abilities degree, do not work.
From Monday to Friday, our participants attend our Annual Program “Protected Workshop with Labor Option – Rayos de Sol” which is under the guidance of a coordinator. Thanks to the DISABILITY AND SPECIAL NEEDS DEPARTMENT of the Municipality of Quilpué, our participants receive instructions from part of professionals of this department, under a workshop modality held once a week, which help them develop manual techniques. On Mondays, they participate in Zumba classes which help them stretch their body parts and keep them healthy.
Since our organization is not subsidied by the state, we organize social events with fundraising activities which help us, in a certain way, fulfill our commitments.
We also form part of the COMMUNITY COUNCIL ON DISABILITY QUILPUÉ which nurturs people with information and policies regarding the topic of disability in our country.
Thanks to PARISH SANTA MARIA, MOTHER OF THE CHURCH – EL SOL, QUILPUE, our organization has a place (classrooms) where our participants attend their workshop from Mondays to Fridays, from 10:00 to 13:30 pm.
Through our VOLUNTEER AREA you can:
1. Make an impact in the lives of people with disabilities by volunteering in our Protected Workshop intended for people (adults) with cognitive disabilities who do not receive formal instruction because of their age and who cannot opt for jobs either.
2. Since we form part of the "MARGA MARGA UNDERTAKES" PROJECT together with private, public institutions; and, non profit organizations, participate in organized and diversified range of experiential learning opportunities offered by the small and micro business owners who developed the Commercial/Business District: “Barrio Comercial Quilpué”, and who support our cause.
The weekly cost (USD 250) includes support services, homestay (the option of living with a Chilean family) and meals. Please contact us for more information.
Our Down Syndrome Participants attend our Protected Workshop with Labor Option "Rayos de Sol" from Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 13:30 pm (except Wednesdays). There is a Coordinator in charge of the workshop (with participants whose ages range from 28 to 58 years old).
On Mondays they have Zumbapro classes; and, on Thursdays they participate in the workshop "Developing my habilities" administered by the Disability and Special Needs Department of the Municipality of Quilpue.
Since we develop fundraising activities within the local community, our DS adults participate in these events as Fashion Models.
(A new fundraising event will be held on Sunday 26th, November).
We also form part of the Community Council on Dissability which nurtur people with information and policies regarding the topic of dissability in our country.
Our workshop also receive volunteer/interns participants from institutions (universities) who need to develop projects with DS people. if you would like to help us raise funds for our organization, our Down Syndrome Adults and their families will highly appreciate it!