To decrease the rate of child burns, APROQUEN’s burn prevention 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.
This burn prevention program is possible thanks to the support of the Puma Energy Foundation, Fabretto Children’s Foundation and Seeds for Progress Foundation.