MEDLIFE is proud to announce that the plans to construct a second floor to the Union De Santa Fe Wawa Wasi were finalized in April 2017 as community members and MEDLIFE CEO Nick Ellis signed agreements.
The first floor to the Wawa wasi was completed in 2015 , and serves as a space for the governments “Cuna MÃ¡s” program. The government will provide trained childcare personel and nutritional meals for kids if the community provides the space and other materials. MEDLIFE provided those things and the Cuna MÃ¡s program runs the daycare.
However, Cuna MÃ¡s is only available to kids age 6 months to 3 years old, and children cannot enter primary school until age 6. So kids who are between ages 3 and 6 cannot enjoy the facilities above. For this reason, MEDLIFE is providing the materials for a second floor to the wawawasi that can be used for a similar program “Pronoei”, a preschool for children ages 3-6. The community will organize the construction.
The addition of a local “Pronoei” seeks to close the 3 year gap between when children age out of “Cuna MÃ¡s” program and start primary school. This frees up time for parents that can be used to work a job during the day. With the second floor, kids with working parents will have a safe, constructive environment with nutritous food all the way up until primary school.