Sharing the Dream in Guatemala provides the salary for Amelia, the health promoter at Casa Guatemala. As the health promoter, Amelia is responsible for health care for all of the children at Casa Guatemala, as well as the surrounding villages. Her care is essential for the wellbeing of the children and the surrounding communities. Read her March report!
Amelia's March Report
Amelia's position at Casa Guatemala requires a mix of short-term care and education interventions. This month, Amelia not only treated the sick patients at Casa Guatemala's school and the surrounding communities, but she focused on education with the children and their parents and gave several workshops and talks.
Her first workshop in March was with the parents of the school children on the topic of family planning. During the workshop, Amelia explained the importance of family planning, the various methods, and the pros and cons of each method. In total, 23 mothers attended the workshop.
Amelia's second workshop in March was with the school children in kindergarten through sixth grade on proper nutrition and nutrients. So that the children could practice what they learned with a hands-on activity, they made fruit baskets afterwards.
Another focus of Amelia's work in March was improving communication, both verbal and non-verbal. She gave several workshops on this topic, one of which was with the older boys and girls at the school and their teachers. The workshop focused on communication, human relations, interpersonal relations, and courtesy. Amelia also gave a talk to the parents of the school children on improving communication within the family and the effect it has on the family. Finally, in an effort to improve communication among everyone at Casa Guatemala, Amelia wrote out some rules for communication, which were posted in the school cafeteria.
Amelia also accompanied five students from the Casa Guatemala school to a local dentist for follow up care after being seen by a visiting group of dentists. The students received teeth cleanings, fillings, extractions, and sealants. Thanks to Amelia, these students were able to not only be seen by the visiting dentists, but they were able to get the follow-up care that they needed after the dentists left.
In March, Amelia's duties didn't just consist of providing health care. She was chosen as one of the judges for the school's Mister and Miss Summer contest.
Please help us to support this life-saving work by making a donation to Sharing the Dream to support Amelia's salary. https://www.sharingthedream.org/donate.html. For $20, you can sponsor a day of Amelia’s important work, or for $400 you can sponsor a full month of health care.
Don't forget, the entire month of May, Sharing the Dream will donate 10% of total orders of $50 or more in our online store to Casa Guatemala's Education program. Shop now and help to support education in Guatemala. https://www.sharingthedream.org/online-store.html
Sharing the Dream in Guatemala
Diane Nesselhuf is Sharing the Dream in Guatemala's director and founder.