Kalan Kuxtal Guatemala, NGO
- Education & Literacy
- Health & Medicine
Location4th A street, No. 0-06, zone 1Guatemala City, Guatemala 01001Guatemala Guatemala
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.
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.