Learning Teachers. - Community Health Evangelism

Learning Teachers.

The first week of August became very busy and exciting for the village of Las Granadillas among the Indigenous Mam area on the Highlands of Western Guatemala.

A short term mission team of teachers formed by Community United Methodist Church and the schools there came led by Peggy Elliot and husband Mike from Crofton Maryland.
They came to share their teaching experience and to learn from the local teachers experience at the village school. The local teachers became more equipped with teaching materials, books and computers plus the encouragement that such an activity can produce.
The children and parents will not forget this time of innovations and improvements to build in their development. The CHE trainers and volunteers received very updated First Aid techniques

Community UMC of Crofton has taken very seriously the Equal Dignity Village Changers approach with the village of Las Granadillas. The “Puesto de Salud” (Health Post) was completed previous to this week and is ready to help in health care as a complement to the Prevention emphasis in CHE. The local CHE leaders also received a very updated First Aid techniques training from one of the STMs. This team will be welcomed by the village upon returning in 2010 and beyond.