Healthy Relationships: Our Last Lesson at Casa Mosqoy

During the past three lessons at Casa Mosqoy in Cusco, the Sacred Valley Health team taught young adults (ages 18-25) about family planning and pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity, and signs, symptoms, and prevention of sexually transmitted infection. Last Wednesday marked the fourth and last class of this series, and we focused on what it…

Reproductive health education at Casa Mosqoy

Last Wednesday night, SVH Community Coordinators Lucy, Brooke and Sarah had the joy of returning to Casa Mosqoy, a residential education program for at-risk youth from rural areas. These young people (aged 18-25) live at the Casa Mosqoy dormitory and study at post-secondary educational institutions in the city of Cusco. This was the second class…

Reproductive Health Training for Promotoras

Last week, our first group of community health workers – the ones who started training with us in September 2012 – built their knowledge of reproductive anatomy and health. As you may have read in our previous posts, this topic is not covered at all in the Peruvian public education system, and as a result…

CASA MOSQOY: Report from the First Presentation

Last Wednesday evening, Volunteer Coordinator Lucy and I (Community Coordinator Brooke) had a great opportunity to provide reproductive health education to at-risk youth. Reproductive health is a sensitive topic that often goes unaddressed in this very conservative society. We traveled from Ollantaytambo to Casa Mosqoy in Cusco, which houses at-risk youth aged 18-24 from in…