Our Family Planning Champions (FPC) Project also wants to make 2018 the year to prioritize women’s overall health. Until recently, FPC has focused heavily on informing women about family planning methods and subsidizing birth control. In 2018, FPC is going to expand its mission to discuss women’s rights to healthcare, access and community building.
Our Pathways to Literacy (PTL) Project also has expansion goals for 2018. Esther Dominguez, the Pathway to Literacy Project Manager, wants to work with the community to open a new school library to “spread the joy of reading to more children and continue to promote literacy in rural Guatemala.” In addition to opening a new library, Esther and the PTL team is on a mission to continue working with school teachers to increase the number of students who borrow books and improve reading comprehension.
The School Nutrition (SN) Project has is packing a lot of training into the 2018 school year. The project team wants to provide cooking classes to mothers and students in five different schools. The goal of these trainings is to introduce them to less commonly used vegetables and their nutritious benefits. During these trainings, participants learn how to incorporate the vegetables into their diets with easy and delicious recipes.
In 2018, Ana Cabrera, the Organic School (OSG) Project Manager, wants to take organic gardening beyond the school and into the wider community. The OSG team is working to create an educative garden in the Panabaj Community. “It is going to be a space that is open to anyone interested in learning about organic gardening techniques,” explained Ana. Ideally, this garden would become a place for workshops about soil, vegetables and composting, or for anyone who wants to test out their green thumb.