The past few months have been busy both for AYUDA and AYUDA's local partner organization Aprendiendo a Vivir (AAV), based in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. Weekly education sessions at AAV recommenced after the holidays. The education sessions are organized according to age of the participants - with three main groups. A new location has also been found for the AAV foundation - the new site will be much more easily accessed from the local hosiptal where children and young people visit for their checkups and supplies prior to attending their education sessions at AAV. More to follow in the next report!
AYUDA has been actively recruiting volunteers across the US with and without diabetes to serve as volunteers and role models in the DR programs this summer. We have even had applicants from multiple European countries. Both organizations are currently gearing up for a site visit in the coming months and extended planning for the annual program. Applictions are due February 1st when the selection process and then training will begin.
In conjunction with Aprendiendo A Vivir, AYUDA launched it's newest video in honor of World Diabetes Day on November 14th. The video "Empowering Youth in the Dominican Republic" can be seen on this site and is also available with Spanish subititles on AYUDA's youtube page www.youtube.com/ayudainc
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