Friday, December 18, 2015
Supporter Appreciation: Welcome Back All Saints Academy!
Recently, we welcomed a group from All Saints Academy High School to Mayan Families. We always appreciate having engaged groups of young people get involved with Mayan Families, and the students of All Saints Academy were no exception. The group spent a very busy couple of days installing 10 fuel efficient stoves for families in San Jorge and Tierra Linda. Despite some very long walks up hills and through corn fields, their energy and enthusiasm levels remained high throughout. With quite a few returning members, the group was impressively fast and efficient when it came to stove installation.
With all the stoves they installed, the group made a genuine impact on both of the communities that they visited. The group provided each family they helped with an amazing gift. The traditional open fires used for cooking present a very significant health hazard for those who rely on them for cooking. Smoke inhalation from these fires can cause severe and long term respiratory illnesses. The stoves that All Saints Academy installed will help protect each family they helped from these health hazards.
The group also took the opportunity towards the end of the week to visit the San Jorge Mayan Families Preschool Nutrition Center. There, they rounded out their successful trip by playing games and singing songs with the students.
Thank you, All Saints Academy, for all your hard work and for your continued support. We can’t wait to have you back!