The Central and South America Program
Access to Education, Health, and Safe Drinking Water
Access to Education
Since 2002, Woodland has been developing an education program focused on providing scholarships to students in elementary, middle and high school. Woodland also provides scholarships for nursing students and medical students.
Other educational programs include: sewing classes, carpentry, computers, English and nutrition.
Access to Health
For the last years Woodland partners with local and international volunteers to provide basic medical care to people less fortunate in Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Ecuador and Panama.
Every month a team of volunteers from the USA travels to support this program with the collaboration with local nurses and community health volunteers.
Access to health includes: medical checkups, dental care, eye exams, hearing test, pre and post neonatal care, and education around preventive medicine, hygiene, and sanitation.
Disaster Preparedness and Disaster Response
In collaboration with local and international organizations Woodland deploys volunteers to support the victims of natural disasters in Central America such as hurricanes, earthquakes, volcano eruptions, floods/mudslides, etc.
To respond to these types of emergencies Woodland requests volunteers and donations to provide basic supplies: food, water filters, bedding items and medicine.
Local and International Volunteer Opportunities
Woodland encourages local and international volunteers to participate in a hands-on experiences in the local programs implemented in the Greater Kansas City area, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Ecuador and Panama.
Woodland welcomes volunteers each month to engage such as: Family Physicians, Nurses, Dentists, Lab Technicians, Med Students, Rotarians, Engineers, Teachers, Social Workers, Corporate teams and Non- Medical volunteers.
Many people in Guatemala, Ecuador and Panama are in need of a wheelchair that can provide basic aid to improve their living conditions.
Woodland organizes wheelchair drives and/or requests donations to provide wheelchairs, crutches or walkers to people in need.
Access to Safe Drinking Water
In collaboration with local and international organizations Woodland is providing access to water filters to families and schools in Guatemala, Ecuador and Panama.
The water filters have the capacity to purify 15 liters of water every 45 minutes and eliminates parasites and viruses. With a proper maintenance and use the water filter will last for decades.