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Temple DPT Guatemala Service Trip - “Búhos Sirven Guatemala”

“Búhos Sirven Guatemala” = "Owls serve Guatemala"

Our Mission:

  • This year, the Doctor of Physical Therapy program will be participating in a service trip to Zacapa, Guatemala. We are partnering with the organization “Hearts in Motion”, which works to provide medical care to communities within the U.S., Central, and South America. Guatemala is one of the poorest countries in Latin America, with over 56.2% of the population in poverty and over 400,000 people unemployed. Our trip will provide students, faculty, and alumni an opportunity to practice our intervention and clinical skills. Our goals are to improve the lives of the poor, disabled, impaired, and sick citizens of Zacapa and establish a long-term professional relationship with the physical therapists of Zacapa who will be working side by side with us. We wish to exchange knowledge, experience, and techniques with these therapists to better serve our clients in the US and Guatemala. We are honored to be offered this opportunity to serve. Please take the time to learn more about Guatemala, Hearts in Motion, and ways in which you can help Temple DPT help others.

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