Guatemala / Occupational Therapy / OT Without Borders / Social Justice

Occupational Therapy in Guatemala and Nicaragua

Ryan was my housemate in Guatemala for the NAPA-OT Field School last summer. He completed this video as part of a project/scholarship he was involved in and discusses what he saw and learned from volunteering as an OT student in Guatemala and Nicaragua. Ryan is pretty incredible – he just passed the NBCOT exam, is … Continue reading

Sustainable Volunteering: Not Just For the Environment
OT Without Borders / Volunteering abroad

Sustainable Volunteering: Not Just For the Environment

There is plenty of literature stating the benefits of volunteering. It can be beneficial for the communities we serve and it’s definitely good for us (the volunteers), helping us grow and connect as human beings. When volunteering though, particularly abroad, sustainability is a key component to making a valuable contribution to another community. Many organizations will … Continue reading

So what is this field school anyway?
Guatemala / OT Without Borders

So what is this field school anyway?

In very general terms, we are here to try to understand barriers to social justice in Guatemala by learning about all the different aspects of Guatemala (its history, the social, political, economic, agricultural factors, gender norms, violence and peace issues, family structures, culture, and any/all aspects associated with public health that are relevant to Guatemala) while experiencing the … Continue reading