After months of waking up early, organizing, visiting nearby (and not so nearby) mountainous communities, carrying out community needs assessments, attending general assemblies, hosting orientations, networking with like-minded organizations, and working with village presidents to elect community health workers (promotoras), Sacred Valley Health held its first promotora training day last Friday and it was a HUGE success! All of the promotoras from our six pilot communities showed up to the 12,000+-foot village of Patacancha, which in itself was an achievement, and they were all very attentive and eager to learn. Ascencio, our first aid professor from Cusco, was excellent and the class was completely demonstrative and hands-on. The promotoras really seemed to enjoy themselves and were so excited to receive their first aid kits. At the end of the training we created stations for each topic they learned to have them practice and review all that they had learned, and the majority of them retained all important information. Many thanks to all of the enthusiastic villages, promotoras, and SVH staff and volunteers for making this training day such a success! We’re looking forward to the next training in Chilca on Friday. Visit our SVH facebook page for additional pictures — to be posted soon.