After our most recent project near Ciudad Guzman, Jalisco, these two bright medical students from Universidad del Valle de Mexico tell us what volunteering for our project and working with the poor meant to them. Very sweet and moving.
Our medical kits contain so many items which are purchased in large quantity to save costs. We have a party for each project where volunteers count out gloves, syringes, bandages and the like, then assemble the kits. Las Hadas Golf Resort and Marina hosted our event in one of their lovely ballrooms and provided some delicious appetizers and aguas frescas to keep the crew going. Our visiting donors, sponsors and board members very much enjoyed being pampered at the lovely accommodations for which Las Hadas is famous.
For the Tecoman project, we had a hardworking and efficient group, which included (from left to right) Tia Board Member and donor, Dale Lillard; project coordinator, Jessica Valdez; Tia’s President, Laura Libman; Costalegre Rotarians, Vivian and Jesse Castillo; donor, Carmen Libman; Tia Board Member and donor, Barry Libman; transportation coordinator, Juan Fonseca, and donor, Marilyn Lillard who took this photo. Not pictured, but who certainly played an important part in the success of this event, was Krizta Moreno, Las Hadas Sales Director.
The guys in the white lab coats from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara‘s PMC (Programa de Medicina en la Comunidad) are the ones who provide the world-class training our Promotores receive. Our hard working training partner not only dedicate 40+ hours of instruction during the week of a Tia project, but they also provide much needed health care and medicines to the poor Mexicans living in the rural project area. A very long week indeed for our PMC brigade! Our Promotores learn through traditional instruction (shown above) as well as hands-on training.
We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Dr. Roberto Martinez, Dra. Nina Castro and our friends at PMC, who have been our most valuable partner for over 8 years!
We had a great meeting with Jorge Garibay, General Manager at the Grand Bay Hotel-Isla Navidad Resort. From left to right, Laura Libman (Tia Foundation) with Dr. Roberto Martinez, Dr. Francisco Enrique Castenada Rico and Dr. Enrique Castenada all from UAG‘s Programa de Medicina en la Communidad, made the trip to Barra de Navidad to make plans for the next project launch nearby. Part of a world class medical program, these doctors will lead a brigade of 30-40 medical students and professors who provide the incredibly comprehensive training the fortunate Tia Promotoras receive.
Lic. Garibay and our friends at the Isla Navidad Resort are providing us with much needed space and volunteers. Jorge Garibay is also helping us coordinate with the local municipality and community organizations. The project will be held the week of March 19th and the graduation on Friday, March 23rd. Some of our donors plan to be guests at this luxury resort while they attend the graduation ceremony and stay for a relaxing short vacation afterward.
Stay tuned! More details to come…