View Full Version : Kaching Karen goes to Guatemala

01-19-2008, 09:30 AM
Here's an article I read in the paper about the person who founded Safe Passage. It was touching.

Kaching Karen will be traveling to Guatemala in February, and I wanted to wish her luck! I hope you change lives, but come back with yours! :cool:

Kaching Karen
01-19-2008, 01:52 PM
Here is another link that helps explain more, in pictures and words, about what I will be doing:

Yes, the more I learn about Guatemala, the more apprehensive I get. That's a good thing. I'm setting up a blog (started it this morning) and will let people know how to access it soon. The kids at school will be using it for social studies. We had a Safe Passage board member come in to my grade 7 and 8 classes and show the documentary "Recycled Life" which is about the toxic waste dump in Guatemala City. Those are the kids I will be working with. I will be doing fun things too, such as climbing a volcano, finding at least one geocache, exploring mayan ruins and learning about the culture.
My students asked Dr. Deborah Walters (the board member, a friend, and a geocacher, and fellow winter camper) some excellent questions. I was proud of them.

We do not know what it's like to live in a third world country. A warning lable comes with this trip, "Beware, the life you change, might be your own."

01-19-2008, 03:00 PM
I'm setting up a blot

An ink blot??

Perhaps you should try a blog!:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

Kaching Karen
01-19-2008, 03:04 PM
Okay, you brat... I fixed the ink blot. It's now a blog.

01-19-2008, 05:48 PM
Now what I wrote makes no sense.:rolleyes::p:confused:

01-19-2008, 07:42 PM
Karen - when my friend went to India on a mission trip the group packed as much as possible into their bags to take things with them for the folks they would serve. Are you doing this?

What if anything can we bring to you next weekend? A large duffle to fill? What would be needed for inside? Tee shirts? Small toys? Shoes? Socks? Pens? Crayons? Balls? Markers? Is there anything we can bring to help you on the mission?

You name it in this thread and I bet it will come.

Kaching Karen
01-19-2008, 07:47 PM
My students asked the same questions. At this point, SafePassages has got a lot of physical stuff. They need monetary donations to keep things rolling. I have been asked to bring playground balls and beans for our lesson plans. I'll be asking the students for that. I will also ask Deborah about other stuff. Thanks for your thoughts.

01-19-2008, 07:54 PM
I'll keep watching. Also, I noticed on their web site they take Paypal!

01-19-2008, 08:52 PM
Now what I wrote makes no sense.:rolleyes::p:confused:

And you just figured that out...... :confused:

01-21-2008, 12:08 AM
Safe journey KK. Very touching story. Let me know if there is anything we can do here


Beach Comber
01-21-2008, 09:40 AM
A bunch of years ago, I had the opportunity to participate in a healthcare outreach program in Armenia. Though not a third world country, they were devastated at the time due to volatile situations in their neighboring countries. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I was able to share a great deal with those I spent time with, with healthcare providers and patients seeking care, but I gained far more from the experience than I could have ever given.

Enjoy your time - it is amazing to be part of something so giving. Can't wait to hear about it.