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Kalan Kuxtal Guatemala, NGO

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Thank you for your interest in our volunteer opportunity. If you are reading this it means that you already have the desire to help those in need, so do we!

This volunteer opportunity is the outcome of my years of experience working with different non-profit organizations in which we have mentored hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students who were interest in pursuing a healthcare-related career and wanted to have a hands-on clinical experience in a real primary care context.

With that experience, we have focused our efforts on creating a novel platform that meets the expectations of our volunteers and our communities. We understand that volunteers have high expectations about their medical trips, they want to connect with patients and understand how a doctor-patient relationship is built; they also desire a good learning experience, one that goes beyond empirical knowledge and observation

This volunteering addresses those expectations by allowing you to learn from a primary care physician for 6 days, interact directly with patients and make suggestions about diagnosis and treatments, always under the supervision of your mentor; hence, your involvement rather than just taking notes and vital signs, will be an inclusive experience in which you will apply a problem oriented medical record, and evidence-based medicine in a community setting.

Furthermore, we have included a 6 hour on-site medical course to impart you key topics about primary care, such as Infectious diseases, Basic Life Support, Prenatal Care, etc. Finally, if you choose so, you will have the opportunity to be involved in a scientific research project that, once concluded, can be published in a medical journal, and added to your academic resume.

Committed to the Code of Ethics and its principles of beneficence and do not harm, we have adapted our clinic in a way that allows you to be exposed to a real clinical scenario while preserving the patient privacy and integrity.

As you can see, our volunteer opportunity provides a holistic approach designed to exceed your expectations. We are positive that you will have the chance not only to travel to Guatemala and support underprivileged communities, but also live a unique experience that will enrich both your personal and professional life.

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About Kalan Kuxtal Guatemala, NGO

Location:

4th A street, No. 0-06, zone 1, Guatemala City, Guatemala 01001, GT

Mission Statement

Mission: Provide a development opportunity for people living in underserved communities in Guatemala through health, education, arts promotion, and cultural projects. Vision: Pioneering a holistic volunteer experience for foreign professionals and students whose cornerstones will be service-learning, scientific research, cultural interchange, long-term impact, sustainability and, at the same, promote community progression by addressing underdevelopment in a comprehensive way.

Description

Kalan Kuxtal Guatemala (KKGT) is a non-profit organization founded in the year of 2020 and based in Guatemala Central America. Our primary objective is to provide an opportunity for sustainable development to people living in underprivileged communities in Guatemala, while fostering social awareness, cultural interchange and volunteering abroad experiences for both foreign students and professionals. "Kalan Kuxtal" is an ancient Mayan expression whose literal translation means "Guardian of Life" and we want to become guardians of the lives of people who have been marginalized in Guatemala for decades.

Raxnaqil Program (Health Volunteer Program): "Raxnaqil" is an ancient Mayan expression that literally means "Health" and that is the purpose of this program, health for our underserved communities and for people who do not have access to this human right. However, this program is not only focused on provide free, high-quality healthcare to Guatemalans, but also provide a unique learning experience to our volunteers including: supervised hands-on clinical experience, an on-site, 6-hours medical course with the most relevant topics for a Primary Care Clinic, preventive medicine, pharmacy management, a research project to boost our volunteer’s academic resume and immersion in the Guatemalan ancient culture.

Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
International

WHEN

Sat Mar 12, 2022 - Wed Mar 23, 2022
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

WHERE

Santo Tomas VillageSanta Lucia TownMilpas Altas, Sacatepequez 03009Guatemala

(14.57914,-90.67019)
 

SKILLS

  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • The entire volunteer opportunity lasts 11 days. For more information about itinerary contact us at: info@kalankuxtalgt.org; or visit our website www.kalankuxtalgt.org
  • Applicants must fill some agreements and send them, via email, to us before volunteering. There is Registration Fee and a Program Fee. For more information contact us at: info@kalankuxtalgt.org; or visit our website www.kalankuxtalgt.org

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