There are two brothers, Juan and Carlos (picture attached), who are about 13 and 14 and both were born with microcephaly. Because of their condition, they and are unable to speak. We have been supporting them since 2011 and now have an opportunity to help them speak for themselves. We are coordinating a trip in April to bring down a team of professional speech therapists and ipads equipped with a speak-for-your-self app. This team will do staff training so that this technology can be introduced to the boys properly. It will allow them, with a couple taps, to have a 10,000+ word vocabulary and will be life-changing for them. This trip will also empower the staff and community to help more children speak for themselves going forward.
We are also bringing down a film crew to document it so we can show a short film at the entertainment banquet at the TIA in June. We are excited to feature how companies in the Tortilla Industry can make a real difference for special needs children in Mexico and hope it will inspire more companies to get involved. We estimate the total cost to do this trip to be $9,000.
This will be a powerful moment at TIA and we would love to have your company involved as the featured sponsor for this project. Please let me know if you have any questions or want to know more ways to get involved. Thank you again, for your great support!