Órale = yes, okay
¡qué padre! = how cool!
Biix a beel = how are you?
Lime soup; poc chuc (pork marinated in sour orange juice); papadzules (hardboiled egg rolled up in a tortilla, covered with pumpkin seed sauce)
The Yucatan Peninsula is isolated from the rest of the country, which means the area has a distinct culture, cuisine, and language. The Maya language is widely spoken and the culture celebrated!
*Dates may be subject to change.
July 3 – Participants arrive. Project Leadership Teams pick them up at the airport and the group travels together to Merida.
July 3 – 6 – Briefing. The Project Leadership Team leads all participants in a country-specific orientation to AMIGOS and the Yucatán Project.
July 6 – Project Leadership Teams travel with participants to their host communities.
July 13 – Action plans due – supervisors collect action plans for participants’ community projects.
July 16 – Approval of projects and purchase of materials. Supervisors will support community members in purchasing materials. Participants will work with local youth to implement their project.
July 27 – 28 – Participants invite 2 – 3 youth from each community to partake in the Youth Leadership Training. Youth will present about their project and receive training on leadership.
August 14 – Participants depart.