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Un Poco de Todo – Guatemala Itinerary

Week 1

Sunday: Arrival to Guatemala City International airport. Transport to host families.

Monday (morning): Placement test, orientation at the school.

Monday-Friday: 4 hrs/day small group classes along with volunteering 2-3 afternoons at Obras Sociales del Hermano Pedro (see below for more detail)

Saturday-Sunday: Weekend excursion to Tikal or Lake Atitlan

Week 2

Monday-Friday: 4 hrs/day small group classes along with volunteering 2-3 afternoons at Obras Sociales del Hermano Pedro (see below for more detail)

Saturday-Sunday: Weekend excursion to Tikal or Lake Atitlan

Week 3

Monday-Friday: 4 hrs/day small group classes along with volunteering 2-3 afternoons at Obras Sociales del Hermano Pedro (see below for more detail)

Saturday: Departure from Antigua back home.

Volunteer Placement Obras Sociales del Hermano Pedro: Public Hospital - Guatemala

This public social program started in 1980. It is housed in the old hospital, which was destroyed in the earthquake of 1976. With the help of private donations, the hospital has been rebuilt and now houses the following: Child and Infant Nutritional Recuperation Center, children with cerebral paralysis, invalid adolescents, adults with mental and physical impediments, geriatric ward. In addition, they have the following facilities: operating room, laboratories, diagnostic center, clinic, pharmacy, second hand clothing store and school for children with learning disabilities and physical handicaps. It is a place unlike any other – a multi-service facility providing a home and loving care for the elderly and orphaned, the mentally challenged, and the chronically ill. They currently have approximately five hundred beds (including cribs) and routinely provide a permanent home to more than 250 people ranging in age from just a few days old to over ninety years old. Most of the

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