Because of your donations students from our Child Education Sponsorship Program (CHE) have been receiving medical checkups as part of the yearly Jornada Medica. It is wonderful to see students waiting eagerly to see their doctor and to hear parents express the benefits these medical visits bring to their children.
The visits are a comprehensive checkup on the child’s health, which allows the doctor to address the illnesses many children face that prevent them from attending school regularly: stomach problems caused by intestinal parasites, scabies, toothaches, earaches, and vision problems. Medications and vitamin supplements are distributed for those that need them as well as referrals for the August dental checkup. During the Jornada CHE also monitors weight and height of each student, which allows us to address malnourishment issues amongst the benefited families.
Healthy bodies translate into healthy minds, allowing students to stay in school longer and pursue new career opportunities. With your support, we will continue to provide these checkups to children in need across the Santiago Atitlan region. All of us – the staff at Pueblo a Pueblo and the children in our program – deeply appreciate your contribution.
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