Mayanza, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) not for profit organization

​Contact us: 

mayanza.guatemala@gmail.com

Mayanza, Inc.

PO Box 85 

Rocky Hill, NJ 08553

PROJECTS

Oral Health

Mayanza provides oral health screening, fluoride varnish application, oral hygiene education and a toothbrush, toothpaste and soap to each child that we see. The most severe cases are referred to a dentist for restorations and extractions.

 

We have partnered with the following organizations, La Escuelita Puerta Abierta, Sparks Foundation, and PEG Partners who also support the schools that we serve.

Health Education

Health education is a cornerstone of our organization. Our team provides health education based upon the needs of the school community we serve. We have partnered with a teacher from the community to provide weekly education sessions for the children in four primary schools. in Santiago.  Her interactive teachings focus on nutrition, hygiene, exercise, anemia prevention, and appropriate interpersonal interactions aimed at the empowerment of each child.

Anemia Program

Due to malnutrition and intestinal parasites, the rate of anemia in Santiago is high.  Anemia affects the growth and development of children. Mayanza provides each child with a daily multivitamin, anti-parasite medication, and education about the importance of hand hygiene during education sessions at school. This project has shown incredible success with a decrease in the rate of anemia and increased levels of engagement in the classroom

Diabetes Prevention

In 2019, Mayanza received a grant from the nccPA Health Foundation to begin a pilot project on Mayan women focused on education of lifestyle modifications to prevent diabetes.  The sessions focus on education about diabetes, nutrition, exercise, goal setting and stress management. In addition, the women attend weekly education sessions with an exercise trainer to learn and practice these skills.

Health Screenings

Mayanza has partnered with BEAMS in Guatemala to provide health screenings, including vision screening and following growth over time. Students with acute or chronic disorders that require additional care are referred to a local health clinic.

COMING SOON: Community Health Outreach Program

Starting in February 2020, Mayanza will host a series of Family Health Fairs at the schools we serve to engage the school community in learning about ways to improve the health of the whole family.  With the help of a grant from the PA Foundation, we will provide education and materials focusing on oral health, anemia prevention and treatment, perinatal health and lifestyle modifications to prevent chronic disease.  We are excited to collaborate with organizations in the Santiago area to provide these expanded services.

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