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by The Bienvenido Project (FUNFONAVI)
Offer Hope for 300 Youth in the Dominican Republic
Offer Hope for 300 Youth in the Dominican Republic
Offer Hope for 300 Youth in the Dominican Republic
Offer Hope for 300 Youth in the Dominican Republic
Offer Hope for 300 Youth in the Dominican Republic
Offer Hope for 300 Youth in the Dominican Republic
Offer Hope for 300 Youth in the Dominican Republic
Offer Hope for 300 Youth in the Dominican Republic
Mar 20, 2020

Promotores Adolescentes: A Health Science Camp

Hello supporters of The Bienvenido Project, 

My name is Cassidy Gallagher and I am very excited to tell you about what I have planned with The Bienvenido Project for this upcoming May. We are hosting the Promotores Adolescentes program, a four-week health sciences summer camp for adolescents in Bienvenido! The focus of the program is Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health (ASRH) and will include educational workshops, skills training, and community engagement projects surrounding related ASRH themes (eg. sexually-transmitted infections, teenage pregnancy, HIV/AIDS). The program is planned to take place May 4th and May 28th with the goal of sending 25 adolescents to participate. The purpose of this program is to educate and empower youth to tackle the sexual health problems that teens in Bienvenido face, while simultaneously learning about a wide range of community health topics. Activities will include: Health Education Workshops, Nursing Skills Training, Leadership & Personal Development Workshops, Community Health Projects, Professional & Career Development Workshops, Field trips to academic and health institutions, and Community Day to celebrate the accomplishments of program participants. 

In order to prepare for this amazing program, we are dedicating the upcoming GlobalGiving’s 2020 March Little by Little Matching Campaign towards raising funds for the Promotores Adolescentes camp. The campaign will run from Monday March 23 - Friday August 27. All donations up to $50 will be matched 50% and/or new monthly donations will be matched 100%. We would appreciate any and all support that you have to offer in order to make the Promotores Adolescentes program an interactive, inspiring, and truly unforgettable experience for all the teens participating! 

A little more about me, I am a junior nursing student from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing with a double minor in Global Health & Hispanic Studies. You may remember me from my independent project that I conducted in Bienvenido last June 2019, conducting research on the main health problems within the community. After analyzing the data we collected, I have decided, in accordance with the stellar leadership at The Bienvenido Project, to return this summer with the focus on researching Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health (ASRH) in Bienvenido. My research project aims to measure the outcomes of the Promotores Adolescentes program and its ability to empower youth to promote ASRH within the community. By doing this, I hope that the adolescents can target the social determinants associated with the high rate of problems—such as HIV/AIDS, STIs, teenage pregnancy, prostitution, substance use—and implement small-scale projects in the community to solve some of these issues. This research project is very exciting as it is placing the responsibility to find solutions to these issues in the hands of the youth, the true agents of change for the future. We hope that adolescents who participate in this program will feel empowered in their roles as community health promoters (“promotores adolescentes”) and continue to encourage the people of Bienvenido to adopt healthy behaviors and lifestyles for generations to come. 

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The Bienvenido Project (FUNFONAVI)

Location: Bienvenido - Dominican Republic
Project Leader:
Laura Collazo
GREENWICH, CT United States
$104,190 raised of $150,000 goal
 
1,171 donations
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