Matt In Guatemala

This blog represents the personal experience of one MCH (Maternal and Child Health) Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Guatemala from 2015 to 2017. The opinions expressed here are neither those of the Peace Corps nor of the U.S. or Guatemalan Governments.

Category: Daily Activities as a Peace Corps Volunteer

These posts are meant to provide a glimpse into the daily life of a Peace Corps Volunteer currently serving in the Maternal and Child Health program in Guatemala.

Motivational Interviewing and House Visits: Empowering People to Change Their Lives

This last Friday I, and nurses from a local health post, completed house visits in the outlying community served by…

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Understanding the Maternal and Child Health Program Framework

During Pre-Service Training (PST), or the 9 or so weeks that Peace Corps Trainees in the Maternal and Child program…

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The ‘Experience’ Part of ERCA: Adult Education Peace Corps Style

This Monday I co-facilitated a health talk on the importance of washing one’s hands during key times during the day,…

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Peace Corps Guatemala: Daily Activites 7: Community Announcements

October has been a busy month in my town, I helped organize five health assemblies as part of a research…

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Peace Corps Guatemala: Daily Activities 6: What am I doing Today?

On a monthly basis, Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) in the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) program here in Guatemala, (which…

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Peace Corps Guatemala: Daily Activities 5: Training of Trainers

Today I traveled in a chicken bus through winding dirt mountain roads and paved highways to the capitol of my…

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Peace Corps Guatemala: Daily Activities 4: Halloween As A “Second Goal Activity”

This last Monday was Halloween in the U.S., and the weekend before I bought some peanut M & M’s in…

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Peace Corps Guatemala: Daily Activities 3: Women’s Group Handwashing Charla

This past week in my town located in the western highlands of Guatemala (we have bonafide forests and mountains where…

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Peace Corps Guatemala: Daily Activities 2: A Typically Atypical Day

I heard through the ole’ Peace Corps grapevine that prospective Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) are jonesing to see what our…

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Peace Corps Guatemala: Daily Activities 1: Washing Clothes

So I decided to start a series of posts explaining how I, as a Maternal and Child Health Peace Corps…

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