General Projects Coordinator

Impact: 4
Support: 5
Fun: 5
Value: 5
Safety: 5

My time at Pop Wuj as a General Projects Coordinator illustrated what it would be like to work in the field of development. Not only was I was exposed to a variety of projects in the sectors of health, environment and education but I also witnessed the positive change occurring among the indigenous communities as a result of the Pop Wuj's hard work and the importance placed on ensuring ownership and sustainability. My main goal was to positively impact the lives of project beneficiaries, something that I can say I successfully did! My day to day activities ranged anywhere from helping children with homework, translating medical consultations, presenting skits on family planning, interviewing project beneficiaries and leading volunteers for the construction of safe stoves. I would recommend this internship to anyone in a heartbeat. It's a great way to give back to the local community and learn about Guatemalan political, social and cultural life. Moreover, you have the opportunity to improve spanish speaking skills and learn the ins and out of working in the non-profit sector.

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would
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