Upcoming trip information

HOLA!  BUENOS DIAS!!

Join our next trip to Guatemala!! –  Here is the scoop.

We will be traveling February: Dates are 2/10 (Fri) -2/25 (Sat), 2017

  • Arrive in Guatemala City on Friday PM February 10th
  • Depart to Rio Dulce on Sunday AM February 12th
  • Return from Rio Dulce Wednesday PM February 22nd
  • Visit Santiago Friday AM February 24th and then depart for R&R
    • Not included in trip planning/fees, but choices include Coban, Antigua and Tikal
  • Return to Seattle Saturday February 25th or later

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Our focus this February will be:

  • Work in the schools to teach students about Puberty 
  • Providing Dental Care for our children and adults
  • Follow up on Kitchen Gardens for Moringa/Chipilin/Aselga for iron/folate 
  • Health Education on Feminine Hygiene and Prevention of Infections
  • Planning for Public Health Projects – Composting Toilets and Ecofiltres                      (come see a model in our office)
  • Comadrona Training with the Ministry of Health in our own Education Center
  • Working to improve electronic communication with our remote villages

 

Pre-Trip Activities

These are PARTICIPATORY trips and planning meetings are for us to decide who will lead up which activities and how we will prepare for them.  

All meetings (EXCEPT the cultural training) at Group Health Central, 125 16th Ave East – South Building, Rm 545 (5th floor).  Just follow the signs.

  • ORIENTATION:  Saturday, November 12th   9:30AM  – Noon
  • PLANNING #1: Saturday, December 10th  9:30AM  – Noon
  • CULTURAL TRAINING/PLANNING #2: January 14th – 8AM-3PM                                       
  • FINAL PLANNING AND PRE-PACKING #1: January 28th 9:30 AM – 2 PM
  • PACKING  #2: February 4th  9:30 AM – until finished….

 *At least one planning and one packing meeting as well as the Cultural Training are mandatory, but we encourage you to attend ALL of the above meetings as all are important.

 

We love students at all levels – from high school (with supervision) to health professionals going on their first international service trip!  JOIN US THIS SUMMER!

For More Information:
Contact Carri Singer at volunteer@gvhealth.org
Trip Leader: Jennifer Hoock

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If you can’t join us in the February,  PLEASE join us in August.

Dates are : Friday 8/11 to Saturday 8/26!!