Suddie Health Center Wellness Fair
About Our Project
The Suddie Health Center is located in Suddie Village on the Essequibo Coast Region 2 of Guyana and services many villages along the coast. The health center is responsible for tending to the health and well-being of community members with a special focus on maternal and child health.
The Suddie Health Center is hosting a “Wellness Fair” to promote positive lifestyle behaviors and practices that can improve community members’ overall quality of life. The fair will consist of several different stations, each dedicated to promoting and teaching a specific healthy lifestyle practice. The health center staff along with Peace Corps Guyana Volunteers will be facilitating each station. The topics to be covered include, healthy nutrition, proper hand-washing and disease prevention, personal hygiene, mental health, stress management and coping skills, healthy relationships, self-esteem, sexual and reproductive health as well as physical health. Handouts and giveaways will be available at each station for participants to use for further learning.
Community members will be encouraged to participate in all station activities and will have the opportunity to ask any questions as it relates to their health. The goal of the “Wellness Fair” is to provide community members with new knowledge and skills to improve their overall health and well-being.
Your generous donations will be used for the following
- Materials for activities (construction paper, markers, crayons, glue etc.)
- Poster board
- T-shirts for staff and volunteers facilitating the fair
- Giveaways (small soaps, toothbrushes, small hand sanitizers, healthy snack samples etc.)
- Renting tables and chairs
- Printing costs for the handouts and pamphlets