To decrease the rate of child burns, APROQUEN’s medical team visits pre-schools and elementary schools. This innovative program reaches children, teachers, and families throughout Nicaragua’s most underserved and high-risk communities.
With the support of different media outlets in Nicaragua, APROQUEN has initiated an on-going campaign to raise awareness for burn prevention.
The objectives of this program are:
• To reduce the rate of burn incidents caused by accidents, or lack of exercising preventive measures.
• To educate the public about the prevalence of burns from hot liquids, contact gunpowder or other agents.
• To implement safety measures and empower community behavioral change.