Rotary

Raquel Dueñas, our "Madre Teresa"

This is a tribute to the memory of one of our most dedicated and inspirational EARTHSPEAK local volunteers in the country of Ecuador.

Pedro and Raquel Dueñas were Rotarians for over 35 years. Raquel received the Paul Harris award for her work on behalf of the children of Ecuador. Pedro was nominated for the same award.

Raquel had had a special role in the Rotary. She worked to help organize the surgical missions of Rostros Felices, Interplast, and the speech work of EARTHSPEAK.

EARTHSPEAK/Rotoplast pilot project in Mexico

February 2010, Oaxaca, Mexico. The pilot project (approved by the Rotaplast Board in 2008) involved developing a model for Rotaplast speech pathologists to provide follow-up speech therapy to Rotaplast patients who have had late repair of their cleft palates. The site was selected based on the availability of mentors, clients, and infrastructure through local Rotarians, Departamento Integral de la Familia (DIF), and local health professionals to provide outreach, speech camp, and follow-up.

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