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Here is a short video about our public service work in rural Venezuela made by several of our volunteers from the USA. Thank you Caroline, Lindsey and Brian! We would also like to thank David Marcus and the Harry and Mollie Marcus Charitable Gift Fund for their help in producing this video.
This video shows a typical morning at our Internet center in town where our rural high school and college scholarship students gather to study, do research and receive tutoring and mid-day snacks at this home away from home. Many of these students have walked over an hour down country trails, fording small rivers, and then waited at the one road for public transportation to get here.
|Noris Cova is our director of reproductive health education and directs a team of facilitators who reach out to adolescents and young adults in local high schools and public health and community centers in our state of Sucre, Venezuela. We thank Population Matters for supporting these workshops, and for creating this video interviewing Noris Cova and showcasing our work.
|This is what slash-and-burn agriculture looks like. Trees are cut down and burned for planting in the ash-fertilized soil. Deforestation and massive soil erosion are the consequence when practiced by growing populations over time. Our Foundation offers agricultural alternatives like tree farming, plus family planning to reduce population pressure on a fixed land base..
|Animal welfare and education is one of our favorite community projects. This baby howler monkey lost her mother to hunters, and will be raised by a local family. Bob is here feeding him with a fruit milk smoothie.
|Gisela takes us on a tour of many of the wonderful fruits and other foods of the remote Rio Brito valley here in northeastern Venezuela.
|The cashew nut has a highly inflammable and toxic oil in its shell that was once used as a component in rocket fuel! Watch these locally harvested cashew nuts burst into flame before being doused and broken open to eat. All cashews are heat processed, or go through some commercial treatment to eliminate this highly toxic oil prior to consumption.
|On September 8th, 2016, at the height of the tropical rainy season, after days of torrential flash flooding, the Rio Manzanares swept away several suspension bridges that connect these remote rural communities to the one paved road to town. Here Rob Albert, director of our rural programs, crosses the river in a small ”boat” being used by the community, that he fashioned from the fiber plastic shell of a refrigerator and is moved back and forth via ropes from either side.
|Now, well over a year later, this is how we cross the river. The government came up with this alternative solution to the bridge, and the project was executed with Rob’s leadership and additional Foundation funding. The funky wooden staircase, for example, is courtesy of Rob’s ingenuity with local fallen wood hewn into boards.
|Education is the key to successful reproductive health and family planning. We offer workshops for high school and college students and working youth on how to successfully manage their reproductive health and sexuality as they enter this phase of their lives.
|Reproductive Health Workshop for youngsters in local Parish Church, Boca de Sabana, Cumana, Venezuela, February 2021. The parishioners and clergy know that responsible sexuality and family planning are critical for the health and welfare of their families and community.
|Noris Cova directs our reproductive health education program, offering workshops with Angel Veliz on responsible sexuality and family planning to students, adolescents and youth in local high schools and community health centers in the state of Sucre in Venezuela. We have delivered over 3000 of these extensive workshops to over 55,000 participants over the last ten years.
|Sociologist Noris Cova offering information on Sexual and Reproductive Health and presenting our family planning services at various institutions in the city of Cumana in Venezuela where we work!
|A brief presentation of our Foundation’s mission, modus operandi, history and achievements. Why and how we do what we do.
|Maria Virginia here graciously thanks us for her tubal ligation surgery. Thank you Maria!
|We run multiple surgery sessions every week for voluntary sterilizations and other outpatient procedures like hernias. These are happy events where we are solving health problems!
|Our Dream Team of Public Health Educators offer multiple monthly workshops in Reproductive Health and related topics in schools and other community locations.