Group volunteering: Nebraska comes to Guatemala

Group volunteering: Nebraska comes to Guatemala

7 eager students and their teachers from the Metropolitan Community College of Nebraska (MCC) have been visiting Guatemala and Inlexca for the past two weeks. Through Spanish classes, Community service and traveling they have spent an unforgettable time in the land of everlasting spring. Their enthusiasm and thirst to learn have led them to get to know in depth Guatemalan culture and its beautiful nature.

As part of their Community Service the group has gotten involved in a local Project in the Community of La Pinada, creating a beautiful art peace right above the entrance door. This Community center was created by a local charismatic Guatemalan that believes in change and especially in the potential of youth. The Community Center has been growing during the past few years and is now an important place for education, art and workshops for children and adults.

The MCC students enjoyed the time they spent in the Community interacting with children and the locals using their recently learned Spanish. In fact, during their stay they have been studying Spanish every afternoon in intensive one to one classes.

Of course, their experience would not have been complete without all the interesting visits to local museums and farms. Also, Guatemalan natural wonders have been explored by the students who particularly remember the unforgettable hike on the active Volcano Pacaya. This excursion was also especially interesting to the few horticulture students of the group that got to study many new and colorful plants.

Group volunteer experiences with INLEXCA are both tailor-made to meet your goals and interests as well as create an impact in the community where you work. The group volunteer program is designed for groups of six or more people who wish to volunteer in the same projects. Please find more information about Group Volunteering on our Web page.