Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: June 13, 2013, 1:25 AM
Where: Bocas del Toro, Panama; island archipelago on the Caribbean side. Volunteer accommodations and community work sites are located on Isla Bastimentos.
What: A volunteer organization dedicated to empowering the indigenous communities of Bocas del Toro through community and educational development. The We provide the following programs to the communities of Bocas del Toro: daily preschool, adult and teenage ESL classes, music program, summer school, after school program, baseball team, and many community development and construction projects.
Why: A cultural immersion experience with an indigenous Ngobe village and a colorful Panamanian culture. Bahia Honda is a bay that consists of groups of isolated villages tucked away in the mangrove forests on the bay facing side of Bastimentos Island. The Ngobe live very primitive lives in thatched huts and travel by dugout canoes.
Experience life on the water as all transportation to volunteer sites, surfing, beaches, and activities are done by boat in and around the islands. Your accommodations are steps from the caribbean and a short distance away from the volunteer site.