The human face of the global migration catastrophe we are experiencing is often lost in a sea of statistics. The story of Guatemalan teenager Luis Us Chavéz gives us some insight into the factors that propel young people to leave their homelands in search of a better life and the hardships they face on their paths. Luis was one of the fifty-six people who died when a trailer carrying migrants overturned in Chiapas last year. Luis is just one of thousands of migrants who make their way through the state annually.
For over a year now and as part of a continued process of diversification of our solidarity work here in Mexico, Schools for Chiapas has been recruiting civil observers to work with Frayba. Some of those observers volunteer at a migrant center at Salto el Agua in Chiapas. If you would like to find out more about the nature of that work or even consider spending a month there, please visit our website for more information at https://schoolsforchiapas.org/become-a-human-rights-observer/