June was a historic month for Kyani’s Caring Hands. Not only did the Kyani Caring Hands Expedition take place in Chiapas, Mexico, but also the first annual Kyani Caring Hands Day took place around the globe.
Caring Hands Expedition – Chiapas, Mexico
On June 9th, the Caring Hands expedition entered the village of Pocolum in Chiapas, Mexico. The entire village lined the road as the group was led in by Founders Jim and LeAnn Hansen. The village had prepared a welcoming ceremony, after which, the team got right to work; painting the inside of the newly completed Prepa (high school), mixing cement for the school’s walkway, and tearing down old auxiliary buildings to make way for new. Two local dentists donated their time, assisted by Caring Hands participants, to provide sealants and extractions, as well as teaching proper brushing and flossing technique to children from the village.
On June 11, the Caring Hands volunteers spent their final day by finishing painting the school and adding accents in the school’s colors yellow, green, red and blue. After which, the community of Pocolum threw a grand celebration and ribbon cutting for the new high school including a traditional dance presented by the students. With all of the hard work completed, the Caring Hands pariticipants were free to enjoy the company of the Pocolun villagers.
While the amazing work was being done in Chiapas, the rest of the Kyani world was spending the day serving others in their own communities.