She is "Fel" to some, "Nen" to others
We didn't do much before we left for our vacation in the U.S. Because a commitment from the Polyclinic was foremost in our minds as key to the success of the health fair, Steve got them locked in. I talked with one of the POWA women, and they also agreed to participate. So - we had a start, both of them based on who we worked with. YAY! We had a chat with our NGC liason, Ms. Felicia Nunez, about what issues we needed answers to. She promised to carry those concerns to the NGC at their next meeting while we were in the States.
Once we returned, we had about a week and a half to pull it all together. I was right in my element. I love organizing events, especially tending to all the details. Ms. Nen had gone to Surinam (!) for a leadership and women's rights conference, so we worked directly with Ms. Phyllis Cayetano, the chairman of the Dangriga NGC. She is a mover and a shaker, has been an activist in the community for years.
On Wednesday before the fair, we joined Ms. Caye and two other men in charge of other activities at the studios of Hamalali Radio. Steve and I each had a chance to talk about the health fair and invite people to "come on out" to our event.
|With Ms. Caye.|
The two guys in the foreground are DJs for the station. The one
on the right is named Rugged.
|Everybody got a sticker|
Setup was fun!
|Deluxe decorations for the outdoor tent|
|Steve figured out how to hang the sign so it wouldn't|
"bust up" from the wind
|Mr. Roy Cayetano helped us haul stuff|
|Nina Hernandez, Country Director|
Ellen, PCV from Belize City, came to help us. She joined up with me at our Healthy Lifestyle table.
Once we got under way, we had a few adults and LOTS of school kids.
|Steve explains Incaparina to kids from |
Epworth Methodist Primary School
|Kids from Gulisi Community School at one of the booths|
|Nurse Laverne, from the Polyclinic, demonstrates how to|
take someone's blood pressure to students from
Sacred Heart Primary School
Here are just a couple more pictures. We had a great time, and got home very tired but feeling satisfied with the event.
|Nella (from POWA) and Ms. Nen talking about herbs and|
|Aidra came to see us, too. Here she is with Ellen at our |
Lifestyle table. In the foreground you can see the nutrition
basket I made to help illustrate examples of a healthy diet.
|And . . . winding down.|