EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN IN PANAMA

The main objective of the volunteer program with women in Panama is to provide women with work tools and strengthen their roots, so that they can access job opportunities and enrich themselves on a personal level.

Many of these women live in vulnerable populations and at social risk. Contributing and supporting these women in the creation of an environment conducive to change, sustainable human growth and social sensitivity, results in a work of inclusion through the different workshops held and the development of new skills.

YOUR ROLE AS A VOLUNTEER

  • Support in job training workshops. Basic management workshops are held in computer programs (word, excel, power point), crafts, baking and hydroponics.
  • Help in the workshop on design and confection of puppets. We work on training women of the community to master necessary crafts for creating napkin holders.
  • Cooking workshop to prepare the traditional dishes of the region where they come from.
  • Help with organizing community activities where support is needed to assess progress and interaction.

The type of work depends on the volume of women and their circumstances, in one way or another you will always perform different types of activities focused on personal growth, professional development and empowerment.

ARRIVAL TIMES

The project is open all year round and you must arrive in the town of Chame on Saturday or Sunday of each week.

You should know that there will be holidays marked on the calendar and others that directly have sudden closures or absenteeism.

  • December 8, Mother’s Day
  • Martyrs’ Day, which is on January 9
  • Carnivals, you should ask what days and month (usually between February and March).
  • School absenteeism or improvised closures are part of the culture of Panama.

The arrival days will be Saturday or Sunday , since it facilitates the incorporation to the project for Monday

There are no pick-ups at the airport, but the local organization will send you a guide document so that you can get directly to the project quickly and safely.

The following Monday they will leave for the area where the community is

SCHEDULE AND PLACE OF WORK

The work carried out in the volunteer program takes place from Monday to Friday for around 2 hours, the hours can be between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The quadrant will be made with the coordinator a few days after arrival according to needs and women. (remember that many fortunately stop coming to classes because they have a new job)

The workshops are held in the La escuelita space in the volunteer’s home.

ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS

The volunteer’s house is located 10 minutes from the bus stop that goes to Panama

You will sleep in bunk beds and share rooms with other volunteers. Shared bathroom.

The accommodation includes the 3 daily meals from Monday to Friday: continental breakfast, lunch and dinner. (Homemade and local food, there are no special diets and each volunteer must check if they are allergic to something and look for an alternative)

Accommodation includes 3 daily meals: continental breakfast, lunch and dinner (Creole homemade food).

COORDINATION

During your program you will have a project coordinator, she is Evelin and she will be guiding you so that you can contribute the maximum value. Remember that you are the one who must also propose and have initiative.

CONTRIBUTION TO THE PROGRAM

The contribution to the school reinforcement volunteer program with indigenous communities in Panama is divided into two parts. To register for the program, a deposit of €150 must be paid.  One month (1) before the start, the final payment of the program must be paid.

WEEKSWOMEN AND CONSTRUCTION
1€390
two€545
3€725
4€905
+€180

You will also give a direct donation for the construction or women of $30

WHAT IS OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN PANAMA?

  • Orientation and induction to the project or program.
  • 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the program.
  • Certificate of weeks completed in your volunteering.
  • Tax certificate to unlock in the income statement.
  • Guide, advice and management in choosing the program.
  • RC and volunteer insurance.
  • Accommodation during the stay of your volunteer.
  • 3 meals during your volunteering only from Monday to Friday.
  • 24/7 support from the local organization.
  • Orientation and induction to the project.

WHAT IS NOT OFFERED IN VOLUNTEERING IN PANAMA?

  • Flight to Panama.
  • Pick up from the airport (we will attach an arrival guide)
  • Internal transport or excursions.
  • Trips or excursions within or outside the country.
  • Travel medical insurance with Covid coverage.
  • Drinks, diets or special meals.
  • Donation of 30$ in construction and entrepreneurship of women in destination.