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Final Post (IU&UTK Guate) | Nourish International

September 3, 2013 | Posted in 2013, Guatemala, IU, Summer Projects, UTK | By

Final blog post!  We’ve been back from Guatemala for quite some time now, but the memories and experiences still seem so fresh!  We set out to provide supplemental education to country who desperately needs a way out of their unfortunately rough economical situation.  Obviously we didn’t single handedly accomplish this but I definitely think we had a positive impact on it.

The IU chapter along with UTK integrated ourselves into the UPAVIM school alongside the other volunteers down there and really got an educational movement stirring.  Even at the end of six weeks these kids were transformed tremendously and we have confidence that even though we’re no longer down there they will continue to grow and hopefully be able to shed some light on what seemed to be a pretty dark community.

The poverty definitely shows through their tough exteriors.  Crime and violence was definitely eye-opening and we envision a place where these children grow up and bring money back to their community and this abomination of injustice will no longer prevail.

Aside from teaching we really got close with the team of volunteers, Guatemalan teachers, as well as people from the community.  It was definitely hard leaving them all behind.  We’ve stayed in contact pretty well and always look forward to any news they can give us about the school or the kids.

Well that’s all for this project!  We are all looking forward to what Nourish has in store for us next year.

 

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