Coaniquem is a private non-profit institution founded in 1979. During all these years of work, we have assisted, totally free, in our rehabilitation centers, more than 100,000 children from Chile and the Americas. The objectives are: Integral rehabilitation of the burned child. Burns prevention. Professional training. The burns in the children require a long and expensive treatment. Until the child is fully grown, the scars threaten to contract and cause serious functional, aesthetic and psychological scarring.

Children from other countries are sent to Coaniquem by doctors in linked cities. Rotary clubs in the linked cities often pay costs of transportation. Currently, burned children are rehabilitated at Coaniquem in Santiago. Since September of 2003, they are also being treated in the new burn treatment center in Antofagasta, Chile.

It costs only $700 per year per child to provide the services needed for their rehabilitation. An additional $300 per year provides educational and social services. There are two ways you can participate. Rotarians or Rotary Clubs can “sponsor a child” to help.

For more information please contact:
Carolyn Schuetz
Coaniquem District 5170 Chair
Rotary Club of Alameda