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Church members aid Mayan families
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Posted: 2014 Feb 07 - 06:11

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A group from Coronado Community United Methodist Church of New Smyrna Beach recently traveled to Central America to help Mayan families in the Highland regions of Guatemala.

The group helped Project Salud y Paz, which was started as a dental and medical clinic in Camanchaj.

Some families walk for hours to receive medical assistance. Dropout rates among young Mayan children in public schools is very high. The children of the village speak K'iche their native language.

While working in Camanchaj over the past several years, Salud y Paz Director Dr. Phil Plunk recognized the need for an early education program to address the learning and health needs of young children.

During the last eight years Coronado United Methodist Church has sent teams to build a pre-school, help build a medical and dental clinic and now are working on a surgery center.

For more information, visit saludypaz.org.




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