The Docente Program

The Docente Program is our “Train the Trainer” Program, part of Sacred Valley Health’s sustainable staffing model. Docente is a Spanish word for teacher or mentor. Promotoras (community health workers) who have graduated from the Promotora Program can apply to become trainers of new promotoras. 

Docentes are employees of Sacred Valley Health, and for many of these women, it is the first paid position they have ever held. Docentes receive training in leadership and professional development as well as more in depth education on health topics. They are responsible for training and mentoring new promotoras or those participating in the Advanced Nutrition or Women’s Health programs.