Education: Conducted teacher development training for four days with 30 local teachers including English language training. Conducted the first ever “Dream Workshop” with over 130 children and parents from the community in attendance to discuss and motivate the children to achieve their dreams for professional and educational development.
Health: Treated 125 patients concurrently while training three rural health promoters and eight midwives, held health/sanitation and nutrition workshops for 200 villagers, treated 600 dental patients with cleanings and extractions.
Economic Development: Held business training consulting sessions for two days with 10 local entrepreneurs on improving their businesses.
Construction: Delivered materials for 66 and completed construction on 13 special wood-burning stoves for the villagers’ homes to dramatically reduce smoke inhalation and irritation.
• Worked side by side with local villagers every day.
• Participated in arrival and farewell celebrations and dancing.
• Enjoyed break day at Semuc Champey National Park tropical jungle pools.
• Enjoyed social and cultural events such as soccer games, ultimate Frisbee, a cross-cultural talent show and Mayan ceremonial ritual, and a day-in-the-life afternoon experience.
• Pre- and Post-Expedition travel options separate from the expedition: Mayan ruins at Tikal, Rio Dulce, colonial Antigua, volcano hiking and lake exploration, Honduras, Mexico, Belize.