Seven million children in Latin America suffer
burn injuries each year due to risks within the home, like the
widespread use of open fire for cooking, scalds, and fireworks.
Without immediate and proper attention, many are
left with physical and psychological damage they will carry with them in
their entire lives.
For many years, these children had few options to
help them through the long healing process. Many were unable to finish
their schooling, get jobs or enjoy normal lives. Ultimately, most became
a burden on their families or relied on meager public assistance to
In 1979, Dr. Jorge Rojas-Zegers established in Chile the Corporación de Ayuda al Niño Quemado- COANIQUEM , a nonprofit institution that offers physical and
psychological treatment and spiritual support to children without any
Since its founding, COANIQUEM has provided
treatment to over 100,000 Latin American children and today treats over
8,000 patients annually.
WORLD OF CHILDREN VISIT MARCH 9, 2016
We had a special visit in COANIQUEM, Harry and Kay Leibowitz, Stephanie March, Mary Elredge, Caitlin Caldwell, Lionel and Sandy Scholl, All, from WORLD OF CHILDREN (board members and donors). They spent the day with the children and made a donation. It was a very nice day, the children enjoyed playing with them and sharing their stories. Please click here
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