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Review for Shared Beat, Boerne, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Shared Beat's collective heart, seasoned leadership and can-do health care providers and volunteers combine for a successful way to help prevent illness among Guatemalan children so they can attend school...learn...grow.

Guatemala has some of the highest malnutrition and infant mortality rates in Latin America. By providing preventive health programs in schools, endowing medical scholarships and manning boots-on-the-ground medical trips, Shared Beat gives marginalized children opportunities to lead healthy lives, achieve academic success and improve the lives of their families.

The week I spent as a volunteer with Shared Beat on a medical outreach trip to Guatemala in 2019 was one of the most eye-popping and rewarding experiences I've ever had. I will never forget the massive size of the Guatemala City dump nor the poor mothers who have to work there with their kids in tow. But I also will hold dear the bright eyes and big smiles of the kids in the schools and clinics where we worked and the profound gratitude of their parents. And know that I am rooting from afar for the medical students who have earned Shared Beat scholarships.

Shared Beat's mission of education through good health works!

Role:  Volunteer