Xicotepec Service Trip

In the spring of 2013 I traveled to Xicotepec, Mexico as part of a Rotary and University of Iowa Service Learning team.  Over seventy Rotarians; UI students, staff and faculty; and area high school students and teachers worked on a variety of projects including providing medical physicals; administering dental exams and educational programming; providing deworming medication to elementary children; conducting diabetes screening; installing water systems; constructing and maintaining classrooms at elementary schools, and developing a community arts-based carnaval parade.  I worked with elementary children in Xicotepec in the capacity of an art educator and puppeteer.