- Team size: 2
- Duration of mission: ~60 days (Sep 2009 – Nov 2009)
The primary goal was to work with the indigenous people in Chiapas and learn about some of their advanced philosophies on community and government. In the span of time, we traveled from Mexico City to Panama. We worked at a women’s and children’s center, taught English and first aid, and got in a heated argument with a corrupt taxi driver. In the end our goal of making a contribution to the indigenous people in southern Mexico was only partially realized. But from the lessons learned about the culture and operating in that area, next time around we will be far better prepared to meet the challenges and make a larger contribution.