Our team is in its final, final, final (yes, down to the very last detail) stages of preparation, and we are very excited about leaving for Belize on Saturday morning! We are comprised of the following groups doing the following projects:
Primary school in Red Bank and Georgetown -- At the schools we have the following disciplines:
Nursing -- educational programs on the cardiovascular system and the gastrointestinal system; through hands-on projects and active discussions, students will learn about these two body systems
Justice Administraction -- educational program designed to prevent bullying and stop bullying when it occurs; students examine types of bullying, roles involved, and methods to end bullying and create healthy relationships
Communication -- educational program on life success; students discover components of success and engage in activities designed to facilitate their learning and goal achievement; called LEAP, this program helps students "jump" forward to success
Dental clinic in Georgetown -- In the dental clinic, we have:
Dental -- Free clinic staffed by dental students and assisted by others; directed by three UofL dentists; provides oral exams and a variety of different dental procedures (e.g., extraction, filling).
Community interviews in Red Bank, Georgetown, and Maya Mopan -- Each day we will visit with people in the community. In these community interviews:
Interdisciplinary teams of students -- visit area gathering places and homes; talk with people about life in the area; learn about the community, families, relationships, and health care as well as share information about UofL and their lives.
After spending weeks designing programs and training, we are ready to be in Belize meeting people there and working with them.
We hope that you will read our blog and experience our trip with us!
Dr. Joy Hart
Communication Faculty Member