30 de Mayo Children
After much hard work and battling through a very rainy few months, construction has been completed for the 30 de Mayo Daycare. Thanks to some very generous donations from board members and anonymous donors the daycare center is ready to accommodate 50 children ages 6 months to 6 years 5 days a week. Meals made of Quality Protein Maize porridge with added vitamins and minerals will soon be served all 5 days to help the children grow strong both mentally and physically.
Most of the people of the 30 de Mayo village attended the inauguration to open the daycare center. Also able to attend was executive director of Self-Help International Merry Fredrick, country director Jorge Campos, Vice mayor, Cora Lazo Vargas, Manager of Municipal Services of San Carlos, Everaldo Vargas, and Head of Mi Familia of Rio San Juan, Dinoras Avalos. The center will provide a place not only for the children to receive care and an education but also a place for the community to gather when needed. Everyone is very excited to have this new building as a part of their village.
It is wonderful to have the building completed but there are still some important items needed to make it fully functional. In the first picture below you can see the children are sitting in chairs which they brought from home. Self-Help would like to provide tables and chairs for the children to use as well as a bowl, cup and spoon for each child for meals. A kitchen equipped with a clay stove and kitchen utensils will provide a place for the mothers to cook meals. There is no toilet near the daycare. Building a latrine improves the sanitation and hygiene practices of the children helping to keep them healthy. Potable water is one of the best ways to improve sanitation and health especially within an underprivleged village. The closest access to potable water is a half a mile away. Being able to access a well will provide potable water for drinking, washing hands and doing dishes.
With your continued help we will soon be able to provide a fully functional daycare center for these children.
Merry with Baby
30 de Mayo Daycare Finished