“Buenos dias señoritas!” greeted us as we walked into a classroom of 3rd graders. We recently traveled to the village of Piscaccucho to support Alejandrina, one of our promotoras, as she presented the mini taller (workshop) “Cubra su tos” or “Cover your cough” lesson that was taught to the promotoras during their orientation. Alejandrina presented the lesson in 4 classes, from children in kindergarten to 5th or 6th graders. We introduced ourselves as representatives of Ayni Wasi/Sacred Valley Health and Alejandrina as one of Piscaccucho’s promotoras. Alejandrina stepped into her role as promotora and proceeded to explain to the children how to cover their coughs and sneezes with their elbows to prevent contaminating their friends and families with gripe. All the kids were really excited and demonstrated how to properly cover their coughs after the lesson. We are thrilled to work with Alejandrina; she’ll make a great promotora for Piscaccucho!
Written by Sacred Valley Health Volunteer Natasha Lee