Day 13: Final Day of Program

Day 13: Saturday, August 11, 2012

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Jenn and I hiked to the neighboring town this morning before returning to the hotel and then taking a boat back to Panajachel. We had lunch there and then we took a van back to Antigua for one last evening of exploration. We had a lovely last supper together as a group and everyone took flights back to the US on Sunday morning.

Jenn and I stayed in Antigua another day and hiked one of its volcanoes. That was a lot of fun. My two weeks in Guatemala on LHI’s teacher trip was quite the adventure. We got to know the people of Chajul quite well by the end of the trip, and we learned a lot about Guatemala and its beauty and struggles. I really enjoyed getting to know the staff at LHI and the other participants on the trip, and it was enriching to work closely with all of the students, teachers and other people of Chajul. I know I learned a lot from all of them, and I hope they learned something from me as well.

I highly recommend a trip with LHI as I can’t say enough about all of the good they are doing in an area of the world that lacks resources. If you would like to learn more about my trip, please inquire and I will get back to you.

–Paul Faircloth

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About prcloth

I am a high school math teacher in Boston who spent two weeks on a volunteer program in a town of mostly indigenous people in the highlands of Guatemala. I worked closely with the sponsor NGO, Limitless Horizons Ixil, and the residents, students, teachers and librarians of Chajul to extend educational opportunities to the region. I have included some details from this rich, authentic cultural exchange.
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One Response to Day 13: Final Day of Program

  1. mom says:

    HI Paul,

    I finally got to read your blog all the way through. What a wonderful story and great pictures.

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