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Giving Guatemala

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Globe Aware
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El Remate, Petén Department, Guatemala

Globe Aware


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Published 1 month ago

Recurring
December 17, 2020
12:00am CST
February 28, 2022
12:00am CST
Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Guatemala's literacy rates are among some of the lowest in the world, and poverty is prominent. Low standards of living, poor sanitation, and even limited access to clean water are all daily challenges faced by many Guatemalans. Come work side by side with the locals on addressing needs they have identified.


Projects

Our staple activity in this location is the building of a cement floor for a family. The remaining project work is divided between the other projects listed below, and can often be changed (upon arrival) after discussions with the on-site coordinator.

  • Installing cement floors in the homes of impoverished people (children crawling on dirt floors have serious problems with parasites).
  • Working with children at a local community library.
  • Teaching in an After-School Enrichment Program for 5-12 year old children from underprivileged homes.
  • Working with local women’s group setting up home gardening (to introduce healthy greens into an otherwise carbohydrate heavy diet).
  • Agricultural project creating a "forest garden" on the land of the Women's Center that was once planted with corn.
  • Teaching English to students and teachers.


One week long program

No special skills required

Guatemala's literacy rates are among some of the lowest in the world, and poverty is prominent. Low standards of living, poor sanitation, and even limited access to clean water are all daily challenges faced by many Guatemalans. Come work side…

Details at a glance

  • Fee Required
  • On-site Location
  • Housing Available
  • Language / Cultural Support Available
  • Groups Welcome
  • Families Welcome

Location

El Remate, Petén Department, GT

How to Apply

To find out about available program dates and tax-deductible program fees, please visit www.globeaware.com. Globe Aware follows safety guidelines in order to keep our volunteers and communities safe. Contact us to learn more.


To find out about available program dates and tax-deductible program fees, please visit www.globeaware.com. Globe Aware follows safety guidelines in order to keep our volunteers…

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