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Connecting with Mayan Women and Children

Connecting with Mayan Women and Children

When I told friends and family that I was going to spend Spring Break in Guatemala,  the only thing that I heard more than,  “don’t drink the water” was “don’t bring home any babies.”  While building stoves for Mayan women high in the mountains of Espumuja,  I found out why. I have traveled to many […]

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Building Stoves in Guatemala

Building Stoves in Guatemala

Today, we started our stove building projects for the native Mayan people. We arrived in a village nestled on a mountainside and hiked part way up the mountain to a house that was going to receive a stove for a demonstration on how to build a stove with cinder blocks, mortar we made ourselves, and […]

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Mayan Traditions

Mayan Traditions

Today,  Tues. March 19, 2013, Guatemalan courts begin the first ever trial of a Latin American dictator in his own country.  Reuters  announced today that ” prosecutors allege Rios Montt turned a blind eye as soldiers used rape, torture and arson against leftist insurgents and targeted indigenous people during a ‘scorched earth’ military offensive that […]

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Mayan Culture

Today we had the chance to participate in a traditional Mayan ceremony, which was performed by a Mayan priest. One of the ideas embedded within the Mayan culture is to “do as your heart desires.” This is evidenced by the fact that you only participated if your heart told you to. We stood in a […]

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Program Offers Rutgers-Camden Students a Transportation Alternative

Program Offers Rutgers-Camden Students a Transportation Alternative

Students, faculty, and staff at Rutgers–Camden, as well as the surrounding Camden community, have a new way to get around town. Rutgers–Camden has partnered with PhillyCarShare, an extension of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, to provide a membership-based, automated car rental option that offers a sustainable, efficient and cost-effective transportation alternative. Registered members have access to a Toyota […]

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