(Items below in black indicate programs the the Area Presidency and LDS Humanitarian Services are particularly interested in)

Project Needs

Education IconEducation

  • Funding to provide 8 teachers for the newly constructed secondary (middle) school in Seritquiche – approximately $3,600/yr for each teacher.
  • Computers or funds to purchase computers – 35 computers for the San Mateo Technical School in Senahu and 15 computers for the new secondary school in Seritquiche – approximately $375/computer.
  • Funds to purchase text books for 60 students to last five years at the new secondary school in Seritquiche – approximately $6,250.
  • Funds to cover supplies and administrative costs for the new school in Seritquiche – approximately $1,600/yr.
  • Funds to cover sponsorships/scholarships for the San Mateo Technical School – the cost for each student is approximately $33/month or $360/yr.
  • Development/organization/implementation of English teaching program for new secondary school in Seritquiche.
    Should have heavy emphasis on audio/visual aids.
  • Development/organization/implementation of teacher development program for secondary school in Seritquiche.
  • Developing notebook of recreational activities for teachers at primary school; teaching curriculum to teachers
  • Developing notebook of arts and crafts activities for teachers at primary school; teaching curriculum to teachers

Construction IconTechnical / Misc.

  • Agriculture specialist to develop technical training program
  • Teach locals how to build high efficiency wood burning ovens in their homes (use less than 1/3 the firewood!).
    This will likely entail developing more detailed manual of how to construct.
  • Cardamom cultivation: helping locals to improve the quality of their cardamom plants and seeds for greater exportation potential
  • Misc hospital restoration projects
  • Metal worker/blacksmith to train locals how to make iron stovetops, etc.
  • School desk construction training
  • Carpentry training

Medical and Dental IconsMedical / Dental

  • Facilitating organization of new community pharmacy/clinic in Seamay
  • Neonatal resuscitation training of midwives in Senahu/Seamay area
  • Emergency medical training of staff at Senahu Health Center
  • Dental training of local dental technicians
  • Strengthening dental technicians’ skills in Senahu
  • Development of cataract surgery program jointly with LDS Humanitarian Services

InternshipsExtended Service Opportunities / Internships

  • For most of the above activities it would be extremly useful to have somebody stay in the community for an extended period of time (inquire for more information).
  • LDS Humanitarian Services is particularly anxious for the development and implementation of computer training and English teaching programs as soon as possible.

Suplies ComputerSupplies Needed

  • Newborn incubators for hospital in La Tinta
  • Defibrillator for hospital in La Tinta
  • Neonatal ambu/resuscitation bags
  • Otoscopes
  • Blood pressure monitors (sphingomanometers)
  • IV catheters
  • IV caps (for saline locks)
  • Neo-natal resuscitation mannequins
  • Sutures (of all sizes, including absorbable)
  • Stethoscopes
  • Gynecology examination beds
  • Printers for school computer labs
  • Funds for hospital construction and restoration