We’re thrilled to announce that all the mentor spots are filled for this June, and that again the client will be Hospitalito Atitlan. They are the only hospital to serve the Maya community of the village where we conduct all our Guatemala workshops, Santiago Atitlán. We first worked with them in December of 2009 with a poster project that designed to combat type 2 diabetes. This time the challenge will be to write, illustrate, and design, in one short week, an health information brochure for young mothers.
Since the hospital itself is an underfunded charity, and does not have funds for printed materials, for the first time in Design4Kids history, we are raising funds to cover the costs of printing the finished brochures. This will amount to win-win-win. The students will get the real-world experience of taking a project from conception through to final production. Hospitalito Atitlan will be able to educate young mothers while conserving precious financial resources. And the community of Santiago Atitlan will benefit from the health information distributed in the brochure.
If you’re interested in contributing to the printing fund for this and future Design4Kids workshop clients. Visit the SupportUs page on this site for full instructions.