Our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Internacional hosted a workshop for 35-40 physical therapy professionals over the weekend. There were theory and practice based sessions, working with supplies and equipment sent from Minnesota, and attendees received some donations of needed items to take back to their organizations.

Hosting the Workshop

Setting Up For the Workshop

Mano a Mano Internacional staff set up mobility equipment and physical therapy supplies in our newly constructed office building in Cochabamba last week:

Providing Supplies For Attendees to Take Home

Training and Education to Complement Mano a Mano’s Infrastructure Projects

Continuing education and training are important components for every Mano a Mano counterpart organization and their areas of focus – for our own staff and interns, as well as others. In addition to Mano a Mano Bolivia’s continuing health education and Dream Fund programs, Mano a Mano International Partners hosts interns from local universities and is a social work field placement site for Metro State University; Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo provides training for heavy equipment operators; Mano a Mano Aviation provides training and internships for aviation students (pilots and mechanics); and Mano a Mano Internacional provides internships for agronomy students and provides training programs for public school teachers and physical therapists like this one over the weekend.