Christmas tamales, games, and prizes brought smiles to every face at our annual Maternal Child Health (MCH) program party. The fiesta features awards for the best attendance through the year, trivia quizzes on health and parenting topics, and games like sack races, balloon pops, and zany fun like kids wrapping each other into toilet-paper mummies!
The annual fiesta encourages mothers to stay active in the MCH program, but it also serves another important purpose. Program volunteer Sara Yablon-Smith explains, “These women work incredibly hard taking care of their families. From the time they wake up each morning, they are taking care of children, building and cooking over a wood fire, cleaning, washing clothes by hand, and so much more. And in their ‘free time’ they are weaving or doing beadwork to try to earn additional income. This annual holiday party is a moment when they can relax and enjoy time with their friends and their children.”
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