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CAN-DO. Community Agricultural Nutritional- Development Organization in Guatemala. Inspiration. “An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea” (Buddha). Goal .

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can do

CAN-DO

Community Agricultural Nutritional- Development Organization in Guatemala

inspiration
Inspiration
  • “An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea” (Buddha)
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Goal
  • spread and create a chain reaction of global poverty awareness throughout our Texas A&M campus and through the student volunteers
  • motivational trigger
what do you know about poverty
What do you know about poverty?
  • At least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day... TRUE or FALSE

TRUE

24,000

  • According to UNICEF________children die each day of poverty
  • How many people entered the 21st Century unable to read a book or even sign their own name?

1 billion

790 million

  • Approximately _________people in the developing world are still chronically undernourished
why guatemala
Why Guatemala?
  • 43% of the children under 5 are chronically malnourished
  • Among the indigenous group which make up 38% of the population, and about 76% live in extreme poverty
mission
Mission
  • To workwith three specific communities in Central Guatemala to promote sustainable agriculture and nutrition
  • Summer 1 2010
strategies
Strategies:
  • Nourish International Texas A&M Chapter
    • Fundraisers
  • FUNCEDESCRI
    • Volunteer program in Guatemala
nourish international
Nourish International
  • Facilitator for the trip
  • Student volunteers
  • Fundraisers
funcedescri
FUNCEDESCRI
  • Mediator for our volunteer work
  • Represents a local non-profit organization in San Lucas, Guatemala
  • Aid in building local comprehensive farms
  • Promotes the development of rural indigenous communities in Guatemala
week 1
Week 1
  • Training in San Lucas, Guatemala
    • Pedagogy
    • Agriculture
    • Nutrition
    • Construction
    • Communication
week 2 3 4
Week 2, 3, 4
  • Community work:
    • Cunén
    • Nebaj
    • Campur
  • Such as:
week 5
Week 5
  • Reflection in San Lucas, Guatemala
    • Taking what we learned and putting it in theory
    • Capacitate new volunteers, children, and other FUNCEDESCRI partners
melissa
Melissa
  • Learn
  • Lead
  • Organize
  • Facilitate
  • Translate
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Maki
  • Learn
  • Lead
  • Distribute
  • Administer
  • Oversee
  • Translate
obstacles faced
Obstacles faced
  • Communication
  • Logistics of the trip
  • Raising money
  • Getting volunteers and organizing them to go
future challenges
Future Challenges
  • Culture shock
  • Transportation
  • Adjusting to different style of living
  • Language
  • Physical
  • Responsible for volunteers
desired outcomes
Desired Outcomes
  • “The Only Source of Knowledge is Experience”- Albert Einstein
desired outcomes1
Desired Outcomes
  • Come back with a new mentality
  • Share new experiences
  • Spread Nourish
  • Opens doors between Guatemala and future AFIL students
  • Poverty awareness
successes
Successes
  • Volunteers going with us
  • Trip is a GO!
  • Right now…
an idea to an action
An Idea to an Action
  • CAN-DO a sustainable idea
  • Remaining challenge is Guatemala
  • Building blocks
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“We are the travelers, we are the leaders who have a duty drive by passion to serve and make our dreams and ideas into a reality… Lets let that passion grow.”-Melissa Saucedo and Maria Camila Camacho
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