Presenting Integración a la Vida AC
By Ma. Cristina Lambarri Redondo
Integración a la Vida was born in 2010 as a response to the demand of some parents of children with Down Syndrome who need assistance. As there was no institution in town that would meet their needs, a project was started with the purpose of rehabilitating, stimulating, and helping children to be self-determined and literate so that they could attend regular schools in town from an early age. The project also helps Down teenagers to develop skills in order to receive decent employment and fair wages. By doing this, the AC achieves its main objective of inserting them into society offering to them the same opportunities, duties and rights that the rest of the members of the community have.Maratón INVA To benefit INVA A.C. Theater Rent Mon, Feb 10, 4 and 8pm 150 pesos Mega Zumba Class Thu, Feb 13, 6pm Plaza Cívica 40 pesos Callejoneada with Estudiantina Fri, Feb 14, 7:30pm Parque Benito Juárez 60 pesos
With the above in mind, a nonprofit association was organized under the name of Integración a la Vida AC (Integration into Life), with the purpose of raising funds and being able to offer tax-deductible receipts and receive help from the government.
INVA, its acronym, seeks support from different sources: parents’ dues, donations, sale of handmade products, and events. However, all these put together are not enough to meet the treatment needs that each Down person has to meet in order to be part of the society.
We are currently working on the organization of the “Maratón Inva.” We want the community to hear about us and get to know who we are and what we do. We want to raise awareness and funds attracting individual donations, sales and events.
First Stage – February 2014
•The play Rent; Teatro Ángela Peralta; Monday, February 10; 150 pesos
•Mega Zumba Class; Plaza Cívica; Thursday, February 13; 6pm, 40 pesos
•Callejoneada with Estudiantina music, promoting the the motto “with your change you can make a change,” 7:30pm. Starting at Parque Benito Juárez, 60 pesos
250 pesos for the three events with special seats in the theater.
The money raised in these events will help us to cover part of the treatment cost.
Join us in this Maratón INVA; the Angela Peralta play will offer two performances, 4pm and 8pm. Rent is one of the most successful Broadway shows, written by Jonathan Larson and presented by Alkemia, an independent theater company from Cuernavaca, live music and songs with 15 actors and a rock band onstage, all young talented artists who aim to promote theater culture in one of the most complete genres, musicals. The play touches topics such as AIDS, homosexuality, drug addiction, fear of failure and the fact that “forgiveness and love are the key to enjoying life, aware of the fact that there is nothing else but today.”