The Power of a Nickel is partnering with the Maya Environmental Education and Research Center, Rotary of Playa del Carmen, The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, and Medical Missions and Imaging to provide healthcare, education, and life skills for the underserved people in the villages of Tulum and Coba. Returning again to this area, this represents the fourth medical brigade since 2017.
The Maya peoples live in small, extremely poor communities. They maintain the lifestyle, language, and culture of their ancestors. Some of the locals are bilingual, having learned Spanish to enable communication with the other inhabitants of the area. It is not uncommon, however, to find a village where only Maya is spoken.
There are two choices for this 2019 trip.
1. One week global outreach trip ( Feb 17-23, 2019) - open to all
2. Two week global outreach trip ( Feb 17-28, 2019) - open to all West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine only - for rotation credit
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