After an intense round studying, practicals, and lectures the determined Community Health Workers of Atotonilco El Alto graduated in front of friends, professors, and community. There are 27 new Community Health Workers serving 8,000 people for a total of 180,000 people served across Mexico by 580 Promotores. Thank you to all who gave your support! Without you, projects like this would not be possible.
Imagine if you lived in a place with no access to medicine. If your child dislocated her thumb and there were no doctors or hospitals you could visit. What would you do? The Tia Foundation trains the residents of places like this to give health care to their community and equip them with medical kits. While we are on site, we provide public healthcare clinics to treat injuries like this one with a team of doctors, nutritionists and give psychological care.
Today we arrived in the beautiful town of Atotonilco El Alto and received a warm reception from its residents. This will be a special trip because it will be our first trip with Dr. Roberto Martinez as a part of Tia. Stay tuned for more about the project throughout the week on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Tia has so many unselfish medical and allied health professionals, who have provided world-class training for our Promotores. You will not be surprised to know they have already mobilized to treat earthquake victims in Distrito Federal and the State of Morelos. We are honored to work with these heroes! #fuerzamexico ! If you have been wanting to find a way to provide direct and real help, please consider a donation in any amount. Or type https://secure.qgiv.com/for/ttf into your browser. We are sending money daily to these dedicated volunteers to offset their costs of gas and supplies.
Our second annual Brophy College Preparatory trip during the second week of October will be in Atotonilco El Alto, in the Los Altos (the highlands) region of Jalisco. Laura and Dr. Roberto just returned from our advance trip to prepare for our project with Brophy. We were struck by how clean even the humblest of dwellings were kept. Flowers in almost every yard and the tiny town plazas very neat. The people here may be poor, but they are proud of their community!
Tia has covered so much of Central Mexico that all the project site location names cannot fit on one map! Everywhere you see a yellow pushpin, Tia’s Promotores are helping their neighbors out, providing free care and educating them on health topics to keep their families well.
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
Here’s a closer look at our locations in West Central Mexico: