“In separateness lays the world’s great misery, in compassion lays the world’s true strength.”
Grounded in an anti-racist, anti-oppressive and multicultural view point, this trip to Guatemala will provide Rotarians with the opportunity to get acquainted with another culture and to better understand the experience of poverty and social inequality. We hope that these experiences will allow Rotarians to understand the issues faced by Mayan communities in Guatemala, and to approach poverty in our own community from a global perspective.
Photo: Troutman President Ashley Cannon in January, 2016
The service trip
In collaboration with Wakami and Communities of the Earth, Rotarians will be involved in a project to support a Wakami Village community, probably in the Lake Atitlan area.
District 4250 Governor Julio Grazioso and Rotarians in Guatemala City will host us before we travel to our service site. Possibly District 5950 Governor Bob Halagen from Minnesota will join us with a team as well. John Quinn from the Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg and the Sinapi Foundation has organized many such opportunities.
We will also see some of the beautiful parts of Guatemala, traveling across Lake Atitlan to visit another Wakami community, and spend some rest & relaxation time in colonial Antigua.