Two new ISWS recipients, Stacey Schamber, MSW and Hannah Taverna, MSW are hard at work in preparation for a volunteer project to Guatemala City in April, 2018. ISWS is collaborating with an organization called Hunger Relief International (HRI) who run various programs in Guatemala and Haiti. Since 2011, HRI has been partnering with rural communities in the Department of Santa Rosa, Guatemala to improve reliable access to nutritious food, clean water, sanitation, educational opportunities and health care for vulnerable children. This particular project is highlighting their Youth Leadership Development project, teens ages 14-18 in these Guatemala City areas. Stacey and Hannah will be conducting a community psychosocial needs assessment to help HRI create a strong foundation of information for designing excellent programming for the youth in urban slums and to help in-country staff fully comprehend the challenges, risks, and opportunities for this population in the effort to best address the underlying needs of this target population of teens.
More information to come on this exciting initiative!