NORMA LOUISE STAINSBY
MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The school, Reyna de las Americas, was chosen due to its good reputation and its central location in Iquitos, the jungle city. Dolly, the Director was so impressed with this scholarship program of bringing students from the jungle that she matches our scholarships with one from the school, allowing us to bring 2 students into the program for every student we pay for. Apparently there are no scholarships available to children from the jungle in this region.
Applicants are selected from the jungle villages where we work, must have completed secondary school (high school) and have recommendations from teachers and community members. Preferably they will be between 16-25 years old.
The 3-year programs are for técnico enfermera (nurse technician) or for laboratory technician. When a student graduates, they can work in a clinic or hospital on staff, or work independently in a government clinic. In the case of the nurse technician, their work is mostly technical, hands-on, such as giving medications, starting IVs, suturing, etc.
Due to economic conditions of the families in the jungle, the scholarship program will provide funding for not only the cost of the school, but also the expenses of the student to live in the city. This will vary depending on the resources of the student and his/her family.
In April 2008 Lindaura was proudly accepted into our new scholarship program. She graduated in December 2010 as Nurse Technician and is now completing a 6-month practicum in order to be licencsed in Peru.
There are currently 5 students enrolled in the program.
Lindaura Manama Romaina
from San Alejandro
Norma Louise Stainsby spent many years of her life teaching nursing to young students. When she was in her mid-60s, she served in the Peace Corp in Malawi, Africa, and met future husband, Dr. Donald Stainsby.
Reyna de las Americas Institute
Anyone wishing to donate to this program or sponsor a student can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Anticipated costs are:
Tuition - $300 every 6 months for 6 semesters
Expenses - $30 - $150 a month depending on the student's own resources
Renzo explaining the program to Lindaura
and her parents in the village of San Alejandro
This group photo left to right:
Irma's father, Lindaura's mother, Renzo, Lindaura, Dolly, the Director of the school, Irma, Diana, and Victor
A big thank you goes to Victor Montejo, Renzo's uncle, affectionately known as Tio Victor. He lives in Iquitos and is helping coordinate food and transportation for the students, as well as troubleshooting. He volunteers his time to monitor the progress of the students and disperses the funding.
Dr. Donald Stainsby
Our first students in 2008, Lindaura and Irma
Liz and Renzo getting ready to leave the village for Iquitos
Our 2009 class
Ober Guerrero Aspajo San Pedro
Rick Shardin Piña Llachapa
Liz Milagros Cabral Chota Llachapa
Madila Diaz Gipa
Liz and Ober just back from a school athletic event
Ober, Lindaura, Victor, Liz and Rick
Ober, Rick, Madila and Liz
Ober, LIndaura, Liz, Madila, Rick in their last year
Victor, with recently graduated Lindaura and Director Dolly in Iquitos