What is Project Yucatan:
Each year, students from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center partner with The Asociacion Yucateca Pro-Deficiente Auditivo (AYPRODA), a medical organization based in Merida, Mexico, that provides healthcare to the Yucatan population. Our partnership with AYPRODA allows our students and faculty to travel through several rural communities in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico providing hearing healthcare services such as hearing screenings, hearing evaluations, dispensing of hearing aids, wax removal, middle ear assessments, and vestibular assessments. The communities we serve are in great need of healthcare, with some families spending a month’s salary to travel to their clinic for treatment. This project not only gives OU students hands on experiences, it provides much needed help for the Yucatan people.
Why we need your help:
In the past, audiology students pay substantial amounts to participate in the Project Yucatan trip. The number of students who can participate in this incredible student experience has become limited due to the fact of the tremendous out of pocket cost. On average, each student has had to pay $900 for travel, lodging, and food. We need your help to send audiology students on this impactful trip. The hearing healthcare services we provide are often life-changing for many of the citizens in the Yucatan Peninsula. Project Yucatan is a wonderful learning opportunity for students, and also enables them to practice clinical skills in the real-world.
Thank you so much for your support. Please share our message and campaign page with your friends and family. We appreciate your help!