Desarrolla Summer Projects
Desarrolla Guatemala STEM Empowerment Team
Through this program, our team aimed to empower the girls participating throughout the process of building a flashlight so that they can pursue careers in STEM. Our team also conducted workshops with guatemalan students at the Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala City, so that they can disseminate the curriculum in other institutions.
Desarrolla Guatemala Health Team
We partner with ODIM and FUNDEGUA to improve health outcomes of the indigenous Maya in Guatemala’s West Highlands who experience some of the worst health, socio-economic, and educational outcomes in the Western hemisphere. Opportunities include research, cognitive stimulation, promoting educational curriculum, clinical management and record-keeping.
Desarrolla Costa Rica Economic and Ecologic Sustainability Team
The responsibilities of the student team members for this project will be multidisciplinary, ranging from evaluation of ecological needs, such as soil composition and sustainable crops, to introducing new technology, education, and partnerships that promote economic development and community engagement. We will be intertwining interests in the economic, environmental, and global health fields to revitalize the Chomes community, focusing on practices that encourage sustainability.
Desarrolla Mexico: Promoting Economic Growth by enhancing Environmentally Sustainable Businesses
The Desarrolla Mexico team will assist the community leaders with the implementation of these proposals, by troubleshooting and orienting when needed. In addition, students will travel to Puerto Vallarta during the summer of 2018 to evaluate the outcomes of the previous year’s work. Together with the community leaders, students will have a chance to choose how Desarrolla Mexico will more forward, and what goals they will set for the 2018 summer.