jueves, 5 de julio de 2012

Open Windows Foundation Welcomes Visiting Dentists

A dentist in Dr. Zero's group examining a patient with the aid of an assistant.  

At Open Windows, we were fortunate enough to have a visit from Dr. Zero.  Dr. Zero is a Guatemalan-born dentist who has been living in the United States for years.  Dr. Zero brought a team of dentists with her from Indiana to our town in Guatemala.

Dr. Zero and members of her team of dentists from Indiana.

Dr. Zero's contributions to our organization have been significant.  Dr. Zero talked about the importance of teaching the children to brush their teeth every day.  Most of the children at Open Windows had never seen a dentist before. Most of these kids' teeth were plagued with problems, including severe cavities, and professional dental care makes a huge difference.

We're pleased to learn that Dr. Zero is planning yearly visits to our foundation.

domingo, 1 de julio de 2012

Father's Day at Open Windows Foundation

Open Windows had an amazing celebration for Father's Day.  A total of 75 fathers came to the foundation to commemorate the occasion.  Founder Teresa Quinonez said, "I was so happy to see so many fathers attending.  The event was a success." 

Included in the festivities were games and a dramatic play presented by the Open Windows teaching staff to the fathers.  The dramatization was a message for parents who need to be more involved in their children's lives.   The message made a positive impression on the gentlemen whose children attend Open Windows for after school homework help, computer classes, and tutoring. 

Fathers participating in interactive games during the Father's Day celebration at Open Windows.  

Staff members and volunteers also participated.

The Open Windows teachers organized fun and memorable games for the fathers that came to the event.

The fathers enjoyed the games and even got a chance to get to act like children themselves.

Fathers who attended enjoyed the presentations the staff had prepared.

Tasty, healthful, homemade snacks were served during the event.  

Their participation in our Father's Day celebration enabled these fathers to take part in our mission to improve children's education in Guatemala.