For over 10 years JustWorld International has been taking trips to visit their project partner in Guatemala, Los Patojos, and with every trip the students of Los Patojos are not the only ones whose lives are changed. Ambassadors, Members, friends and families are all invited to embark on a journey that has been said to bring about a new perspective, inspiration and a lasting appreciation that cannot be experienced anywhere else. Supporters are welcomed to tour the school, spend time meeting students and teachers, and see with their own eyes what “dreams and ideas in action” (Los Patojos’ motto) truly looks like.
JustWorld’s next voyage is scheduled for November 27th through December 5th.
A short two-hour flight from the coast of Florida takes you on an adventure to learn about people seemingly worlds apart from your own. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Guatemala, take a guided tour of ancient ruins or zip line through the forest, and compete alongside fellow Ambassadors at El Cortijo, an annual horse show organized by JustWorld Ambassador Juan Andres Rodriguez and his family.
Ambassador Brianne Link has visited Los Patojos numerous times and witnessed the amazing evolution of the program from being held in one room of Juan Pablo’s home to the new socio-educational center with classrooms from Pre-Kindergarten-9th Grade, a cafeteria, fully-equipped kitchen, auditorium, and more. From these immense life experiences Link feels that she has transformed as well. Both she and her mother, Linda Link, credit the experience of not only Los Patojos, but also volunteering and fundraising for the program, as a life changer that has positively impacted Brianne’s childhood and helped shape who she is today.
Be part of an experience that it is nothing short of inspirational- the next trip is scheduled for November 27th –December 5th.