Juanito’s Story

All young children love puppets and puppetry has been shown to be a successful means of educating young people and of dealing with issues that can be otherwise more difficult to confront. ANLICHE, IBE’s Full Member in Chile, have produced a family puppet video aimed at 7 to 12 year olds.

The project’s goal was to teach through a video’s presentation which shows Juanito’s history: a child with epilepsy who has to confront the diagnosis at school, with the physician, the family and friends.

This project was designed considering the following difficulties:

  • Misleading information about epilepsy, myths, prejudices and stigma in school.
  • Low social participation of people with epilepsy.
  • Based on the aforementioned, a negative impact on the quality of life of people with epilepsy.

The goal was to teach primary school students about epilepsy through the use of a video which is appropriate for their level. Also, this goal was extended to teach young people of high school, in this way becoming an educational resource across the scholar system.

Collaboration and Funding

The project was undertaken in collaboration with the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE), the Chilean League against Epilepsy -non-profit organization devoted to improve the quality of life of people with epilepsy and their families- carried out the project “Teaching about epilepsy in primary school” during 2009 and 2010 and was partially funded by the Promising Strategies Programme.

Supporting Documentation

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Project Contact Details

ASSOCIATION COUNTRY / REGION CONTACT DETAILS
ASOCIACIÓN NACIONAL DE LIGAS CHILENAS CONTRA LA EPILEPSIA – ANLICHE CHILE / FULL MEMBER ASOCIACIÓN NACIONAL DE LIGAS CHILENAS CONTRA LA EPILEPSIA – ANLICHE
Patriotas Uruguayos 2236
Codigo Postal: 8340594
Santiago de Chile
Chile
T: +56 2 2699 2288
anliche@ligaepilepsia.cl
www.ligaepilepsia.clwww.ligaepilepsia.cl
Contact: Dr. Tomás Mesa