VolunteerGuatemala Educators Tour

Are you an educator/teacher interested in global issues? Are you shaping your students to become global citizens?  You are invited to participate in a 10 day trip to Guatemala that will help you learn about global poverty firsthand.  You will be able to bring to life stories of hope which will help to develop and strengthen lesson plans.  Areas of learning will include food security, small-scale agriculture, techniques for teaching global issues, preventative health programs, different models of development, Village Savings and Loans (VSL) sustainable development goals and global citizenship.

  • Program: Global Volunteer
  • Location: Guatemala
  • Type: Intergenerational group
  • Length of opportunity: Less than 2 Weeks
  • Skillset needed: None

Date: July 9 - 19, 2017

Size: 6 - 8 people

Agencies: World Renew

Service:   
The tour will be led by an experienced high school and university educator with 40 years of experience who will act as your guide.  Our time together will help shape and enrich your enhancement of your students’ global learning. helping to shape your experience in your student’s lives each day.  

Your activities for the week will include visiting local communities, and meeting partner representatives, as well as  other actors in the area of poverty and development.

Learning:
Transformational Community Development- As a team you will work through World Renew’s pre-trip study guide. The study guide will introduce you to the ways in which World Renew builds a foundation of sustainability using our process of  “Seven Dimensions of Transformation”. This resource will prepare you for learning about and experiencing transformation while you are in Guatemala.

History-

We will learn about: The history of brave and resilient Guatemala.

- Indigenous society (to 1521):
- Conquest, 1524
- Colonial Era, 1524 – 1821
- Independence, 1821
- Post-Independence: time and issues

World Renew - Before we go out, our team will meet with World Renew’s staff in Guatemala and be orientated to the work of  World Renew and their partners in Guatemala.

Guatemalan Culture:

During our time in Guatemala we will  experience the vibrancy of Guatemalan culture first hand as we visit World Renew’s sites, explore Guatemala City and surrounding areas, learn from community members, worship with our Guatemalan brothers and sisters in Christ.

Fun:
We will worship with and encourage our Guatemalan brothers and sisters at a church service.  

We will visit important historical sites.

We will experience Guatemala’s natural beauty as we drive through winding mountain passages, hike, and relax and debrief on our end of trip...

Cost:
$2000 USD/ $2600 CDN

Pre-field costs:
$1100 Est. airfare from an international airport (subject to change to reflect actual cost of airfare)

Additional costs for Trip Protection Insurance (est. cost subject to change to reflect actual cost), Office Support (printing, postage etc.) and GVP Support Fees.

Basic in-country costs:

900$ (this includes lodging, food, translator, and transportation.)

** Funding may be available.  Please indicate on your form if you require a scholarship.

 

Contact: US-Mary Dykstra: 1-800-552-7972, Canada-Iona Buisman: 1-800-730-3490