Friday, May 24, 2024

Arcadia University begins seminars in San Pedro


Arcadia University from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, has arrived to San Pedro with a mission to educate! 17 volunteers, consisting of faculty and students, have hosted a series of free seminars since Saturday, August 6th.Arcadia University San Pedro Village Initiative-2
With help from Alumni Lara Goldman, the Arcadia global initiative became a reality, and the group hopes to leave their positive blueprint on Belize. Karen Swayer, Director of Global Engagement and Physical Therapy described how Arcadia made the connection with San Pedro. “I received a call from Lara, and whenever we get a country that calls us and wants us to come, that is golden. Our main goal is to come and work alongside with healthcare and educational systems,” said Swayer.
According to the volunteers, the participants are very friendly, and attentive in class. With one more week of scheduled seminars, the community is encouraged to take advantage of these enlightening sessions.Arcadia University San Pedro Village Initiative-1
Updated Schedule after Hurricane Earl
Health and Well Being Related:
Does My Child Have Special Needs? (August 15th, 9AM – Polyclinic)
Ambulatory Physical Therapy Adults (August 15th, 1PM– Lions Den)
Nutrition (August 15th and 17th 6:30PM – 8PM, Lions Den)
Learning and Health Fair (August 15th to 19th, 1PM to 5PM, Lions Den).
New Mother Support Group and information sharing session (August 16th and 18th 9AM – 11:30AM, Polyclinic)
Basic Hygiene and Trash (August 16th, 6:30PM– 8PM, Lions Den)
Education, Parenting, and Mental Health:
Empowering Adolescent Girls (August 15th, 6:30PM – 8PM at the SPTC)
Post-Partum depression (August 16th and 18th 9AM – 11AM, Polyclinic)
Empowering Adolescent Boys (August 16th, 6:30PM – 8PM at the SPTC)
Developing strong, healthy relationships between boys and girls (August 17th, 6:30PM – 8PM at the SPTC)
The schedule is subject to change, and will be updated frequently with additional offerings. Please go to the Village Initiative Arcadia – San Pedro Facebook Page for the most current information or email Lara Goldman at [email protected]

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