College of Nursing students joined Dr. Rhonda Goodman for a service-learning project in Guatemala.
Dec 16, 2019
Approximately 15 College of Nursing students joined Dr. Rhonda Goodman for a service-learning project in Guatemala. During the first few days, they provided health screenings to more than 400 children at a local school. They gave each child a toothbrush/toothpaste and taught them how to properly brush their teeth. Dr. Goodman has brought nursing students to this school for four years, and they are finding great health improvements due to nursing interventions. They also provided a foot care clinic at Hogar des Ancianos, a home for very old and frail adults who have been abandoned. During their time in Guatemala, they participated in two playground dedications, painted murals at a school of happy children sitting on rainbows and running through fields of flowers, and donated and installed 12 wood stoves for families. This is a healthier and safer method of cooking than the traditional open fires, and significantly improves the health of families and the environment. Dr. Goodman and her students have raised the money for and installed more than 200 of these stoves.