Peacework Health Initiative: Calhuitz, San Sebastian Coatan, Guatemala, May, 2015.
The proposed trip to Calhuitz has been designed to broaden a student’s grasp of the world, for it is through experiencing and understanding other cultures that we better understand ourselves. By providing maternal education and care, assisting doctors and nurses in the region, and by totally immersing oneself in daily life in Guatemala, one gains an invaluable global outlook. It is something which cannot be found within the classroom. In keeping with the mandate and goals of Peacework, providing sustainable aid in the Calhuitz region of Guatemala is a formative experience that any undergraduate student passionate about development should consider. This trip affords the opportunity to learn about Guatemala, global health aid, and ultimately, oneself.