The objective of the Appleseed Health Project is to train people in providing safe, holistic health care to themselves and their family. Currently a training manual which covers the most common illnesses, their prevention, and care is being drafted. When the manual is complete it will be the basis for the training program being developed.
The Appleseed Health Project will provide training to community members interested in better caring for themselves and their families. There will be no monetary cost for the training but recipients will be required to offer the training to ten other people. Those receiving training will then be asked to share what they have learned with others and so on. The manual will be made available as the basic training tool and as a reference to help facilitate the trainings and ensure that quality education is maintained.
As the fabled Johnny Appleseed went about the country planting seeds, which grew into trees, which grew and grew spreading apple trees all over the country, Appleseed Health Project will plant the seeds of better health care knowledge with members of a community. As they pass it on to their neighbors the level of basic healthcare knowledge and subsequently wellness in the community will increase. Throughout history basic health care and techniques were passed down through families. Today much of this basic information is no longer part of our common knowledge resulting in poorer health and more reliance on professional health care that many in society can not afford.
The pilot training program will begin in Brattleboro, VT where GRACE Cares is based. There are plans to translate and adapt the program for use with our Dominican Republic program. So many illnesses and health costs can be avoided if people are trained in basic health information. GRACE Cares believes empowering people to reach their goals starts with knowing how to care for your basic health needs. Our initial goal is to raise $2,500 for this project. Donation of printing or publishing expertise and service would also be beneficial.
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