Guatemalan people

Development Meetings

Each month Roots & Wings International hosts a community development meeting attended by our students and other youth from the region. Because the long-term goals of Roots & Wings revolve around sustainable development, we believe it is important to provide a space for our students to bring ideas to life by applying them to their individual communities.

Meeting themes have included:

  • environmental degradation
  • business development
  • entrepreneurship
  • political involvement
  • family education
  • AIDS/HIV education

The meeting themes are selected by our students based on what they perceive to be the particular needs of their communities.  We invite an expert from around Guatemala to speak at each meeting on the chosen theme, and encourage our students to engage the issues.  This forum gives our students the space to brainstorm about how to use their education to confront real issues faced in their own communities.

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