Health care volunteers make home visits with RCP caregivers to help assess the needs of the program’s mothers and children, infant to age 3. Observe child and mother interaction, discuss needed interventions, create growth charts and other materials to record the child’s development.
“It’s very encouraging to see how engaged and curious the children are. Not only do they listen when we talk with them, but they ask questions that show they are thinking and processing what is said. This reminds me that these children, who are struggling with their schoolwork, are also so full of potential.”
“The people in the village, although they have little, provide the best they can within their means. I do believe (they) understand the unselfish goals of Global Volunteers, and respect us for our work and commitment. Community leaders are very dedicated to helping the families and children of Anse-la-Raye.”
“It was extremely rewarding and even more exciting than what I expected. It was one of the most enjoyable experiences I’ve ever had. The more we can teach people about using earthbox gardens, the more we can help this entire community. I just hope this project can continue to grow.”
“We served community leaders to lay a foundation, a framework to deliver 12 essential services in the vital areas of health, hunger, and intellectual development. And, did we succeed? Yes, I believe this hard-working team of doctors, nurses, teachers, farmers and other team members – many retired and some still working full time – did leave a mark on the map in tiny St. Lucia.”