Port Aventura welcomes for a week six families with sons and daughters with ADD in its Dreams Village complex
- Children with ADD from Vall d'Hebron University Hospital visited Dreams Village to enjoy moments of family bonding within recovery therapy.
- Fundación Probitas contributed with other entities to the construction of six houses in the complex to accommodate children with health problems throughout the year.
Last September, Port Aventura organized the Probitas Week in which 6 families with sons and daughters with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) of the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, with which the foundation collaborates through the Health, Innovation and Therapies (SIT) program, they were able to enjoy a whole week in the Dreams Village complex of the theme park at no cost.
In 2019, Probitas Foundation contributed, together with other entities, to the construction of six homes in a space called Dreams Village, located within the Port Aventura World resort. The aim of this project is to offer a unique experience to children between 4 and 17 years old, who suffer or have suffered serious illnesses, as well as their families. Each family can enjoy six days of accommodation and access to the amusement park completely free of charge.
During Probitas Week, Anna Veiga, general director of Probitas Foundation, visited the families housed in Dreams Village and assures that "it was very exciting to see the great emotional impact that this experience has for the children and their families. We are used to seeing them in a hospitable environment and in a day to day that is exhausting for both them and their families. Undoubtedly, these children will never forget this experience and, very surely, it will help them in their therapy".
The Vall d'Hebron Hospital is also in charge of carrying out a pioneering psychological study to measure the impact of a playful-therapeutic experience outside the hospital environment on the emotional well-being of sick children in the final stretch of their treatment and that of their families.
Attention Deficit Disorder is a chronic psychiatric pathology suffered by between 2% and 5% of the child population. It is estimated that more than 80% of minors will continue to have problems in adolescence and between 30% and 65% also in adulthood. ADD tends not to be identified and treated correctly, so initiatives such as those carried out jointly by the Probitas Foundation through SIT and the Val d'Hebron Hospital are essential.