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For an action packed 8-days, we’ll step out of the classroom and into the complex world of healthcare in Guatemala’s western highlands. We’ll travel from the streets of Guatemala’s capital where thousands of peaceful protesters forced the resignation (and arrest) of the country’s President to more remote corners of Alta and Baja Verapaz where previously war-torn communities are working to reclaim their rights and rebuild their livelihoods. We’ll play in the field with ambitious youth, hike with courageous land defenders, talk shop with local officials, and break bread with determined human rights activists. We’ll examine the enduring effects of colonialism, racism, poverty and inequality and see how communities across Guatemala are responding in their pursuit for justice.
So, get ready to challenge yourself with service learning, cultural immersion and adventure. This is our chance to explore healthcare in a new and different landscape while reflecting on the challenges facing practitioners in Guatemala and back home in Canada.