On March 5, 2004 I began working with the Dialogue Across the
Americas program. Twice a year, 15 young Canadians are selected to participate in this program which is managed by AFS
Interculture Canada, and funded in part by the Canadian International Developmental Agency (CIDA). Volunteer social
work placements are arranged in developing countries, with an emphasis on promoting global education and intercultural
understanding. Please check out my links page for more information on these two agencies.
I am working here with the Ngobe Bugle peoples on a project
centered around health and nutrition. They are one of the seven indigenous tribes that exist in Panama. Through
this site I hope to share this incredible experience with you, so please check back frequently for updated information about
the community and culture here, as well as journal and photo entries from my experience. Don't hesitate to contact me
if you would like more information about my project here or have ideas or suggestions for me!
Thank you for visiting my site!
Gracias para visitar mi sitio web!
|"Healthy Smiles" Lesson in El Valle Abajo
January 2, 2005
Just completed a trip back to the communities to bring more boots to the kids
and celebrate Christmas with them - ALL the kids in Los Valles now have footwear! Being back was fantastic
and even better is the official creation of a non-profit to continue benefiting them. Check it out at www.cadanino.org and I'll keep you updated on our progress.
Love to all and Happy New Year.