This Winter session West Chester University nutrition students participated in the Mama Project. The Mama Project is a non-profit organization whose goal is to child malnutrition and provide basic medical care in Honduras. For a week, West Chester students participated in medical brigades. They traveled to the rural communities and provided medical services for those that would not have access to the Mama Project’s nutrition center. Students were asked to perform vital sign checks, distribute vitamins and medications, assess child height and weight, and distribute donations. Donations consisted of hair accessories, school supplies, stuffed animals, and medical and hygienic supplies. When the students were not busy helping the Mama Project they interacted with the local children and got to experience the culture of Honduras.
Written by Elizabeth George