Program Details

Asociacion Para El Desarollo Integral Del Nino Y Adulto Con Lesion Cerebral- Arca De Esperanzas

  • Start Date 2017-01-11
  • End Date: 2018-01-10

  • Location: Comayagüela, Francisco Morazán

“Asociación Arca de Esperanzas” is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of children and youth with/with the risk from suffering from brain injury. It was founded on May 2, 2000 by a group of three mothers who were seeking proper rehabilitation for their children. In the year 2002 and already with 10 children, we were legally constituted by Resolution No. 194-2002 by the Ministry of Interior and Justice (now the Ministry of the Interior and Population).

“Arca de Esperanzas” is an association of parents who have a child with disabilities or the risk of suffering from a disability; we differ from other organizations because we train the parents to carry out their child's rehabilitation, we are the first non-profit organization working on disability prevention, attending newborn infants since their first days of life. We assist young adults with disabilities, training them to be inserted into the workforce and at the same time creating microenterprises for their occupational insertion therapy.


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The association’s mission is to "provide children and adults with brain injury or risk of brain injury, with strategies for the prevention, early care and rehabilitation of the disability, under the concepts of high quality, sensitivity and respect for the individual with brain injury. We promote, with our highly qualified staff, a dignified vision of the disability and facilitate the taking over of spaces in the educational, social, occupational and recreational areas with a view towards an integration of quality". Dedicated to early care and a comprehensive, alternative rehabilitation programme, with nontraditional and effective strategies, attending newborns with high neurological risk, as well as children, youth and adults with brain injury, in order to develop their physical, intellectual and social potential to the fullest, and improve their quality of life and of their families.

It has the following assistance programmes:

  • Early Stimulation Programme for Newborns with high neurological risk, which is a proven disability prevention strategy.
  • Comprehensive Therapy Programme which caters to children and youth with brain injury through Neurological Reorganization and Hippotherapy (horse-assisted therapy).
  • The Young Adult population is catered through the Occupational Therapy and Production Programme where they are trained in the handling of organic waste (such as paper, cans, plastic, etc. for recycling) for their workforce insertion.

The target group is aimed at children, youth and adults with brain injury or risk of suffering from brain injury and their families.

Beneficiaries: Currently, “Arca de Esperanzas” has 250 children and youth on a monthly basis who are catered directly: 150 newborns with high neurological risk, 12 youths / adults with disabilities and 88 children with brain injury, who are treated with different therapies, and over 2,500 catered indirectly annually, through: evaluations for children according to the human development profile, psychological support, trainings for teachers, rehabilitators and students in the areas of health and education, health promoters and parents.

  • Age: 20 – 40 years old.
  • Gender: Indifferent.
  • Languages: We ask a basic to intermediate knowledge of Spanish, since you will be learning with us. If you speak English it would be great if you could teach us.
  • Studies: University level or preferably in the area of health, rehabilitation and education, although people from other fields will always be welcome.
  • Skills and Attitudes: Must like to work with children, youth and adults with disabilities, must be honest, have good manners, be sensitive, dynamic, cheerful and if you have had any work experience or approach to people with disabilities it would be much better.
  • Religion: Preferably Christian although we don’t discriminate people with different beliefs.

How to get there?
Terminal: Tegucigalpa / Toncontin
International Airport: Tegucigalpa / Toncontin
Domestic Airport: Tegucigalpa / Toncontin


6 months- 1.900,00 EUR

12 months- 2.500,00 EUR