NOKUMBAYA MEDICAL MISSIONS
1915 Tyrone Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33710 (727) 344-5573
Our Nokumbaya mission team visits these villages of: Sittee Point I, Hopkins Village and Stann Creek District, Belize, Central America to work with and assist local village health care workers with needed continuing medical care.
The Sittee River school has 80 students who speak English, but are more proficient in their native Creole. Maya Centre is a Roman Catholic school with 280 students who speak Mopan Mayan or Spanish, as well as the English they learn in school. The 125 students in San Pablo attend a Roman Catholic school, and speak Ketsche Mayan. The migrant children speak their native Spanish.
Our clinic is modeled on the U.S. rural EPSDT (Early Prevention Screening Diagnosis and Treatment). We assess height and weight, vision, dental, vital signs, physical exam, wound care, and medication as needed. All children receive anti-parasite medication as treatment and prevention. We also provide five months of vitamins twice a year. One dollar will prevent intestinal parasites for ten children for six months.
We strive to make our clinics safe, fun, and efficient. Thanks to the generosity of donors, we have been able to provide these services since 2008 with continuing expansion, serving more and more children.
We are again very fortunate to have Duncan McClellan of DMGLASS Galleries host a fundraiser for us on August 13th, 2016 the second Saturday of August, which is the St. Pete Gallery Walk from 5:30 to 9 pm. There is ample parking at the gallery, or you can take the trolley to the gallery at 550 24th St. S, St. Petersburg, FL. You can preview the art that will be on display at dmglass.com. Join us for an evening beautiful and creative art and learn more about our work. Beer, wine, and soft drinks available. AND Duncan and his wife, Irene, will be joining us on our October, 2016 mission.
As you know, Nokumbaya is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, so all donations are tax deductible. Also, we are one of very few charitable organizations with ZERO percent administrative overhead and no paid employees. Our volunteers pay their own way and all donations go directly to providing care to the people we serve.