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Video from Fiesta Ambiental


Check out this video of Azuero volunteers making promises to protect the environment:

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Setting the Scene in El Potrero, Panama by Alana


Picture this: mountains that are green, chickens that only have feathers on their backs, and mangoes ripening on trees. Welcome to Panama, also known as…

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Reflections from Fiesta Ambiental from Candace


Dear World, This weekend we left our community and were put into a school with 59 more gringos. But it was great! Currently, we are…

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Origami Cranes and Good Humor


The goal was to catch the volunteers off-guard. Supervisors and staff were asked repeatedly since the start of briefing, “when are we going to find…

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Call Home Dates: Azuero Project


Azuero volunteers will be given the option to call home the week of July 8th on a rolling basis. If you do not hear from…

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Sunday in Calabacito

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It is midday on a Sunday in the Calabacito community of Azuero and I am realizing that skipping breakfast may not have a been the…

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Wandering Off the Beaten Track: Meet Your Azuero, Panama Project Director, Astrea Somarriba


I was nine years old the first time I left the United States. My parents planned a vacation to Oaxaca, Mexico, to explore Mayan ruins…

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Waiting on the Sun to go Down


Despedida from Community, Debriefing, Panama City and Departure Back Home     Our project is coming to an end and we do not want to…

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Shades of Green


Week Four: Fiesta Ambiental at Reserva Montuosa (Chepo, Azuero) Participants officially passed the halfway point of their journey in Azuero, Panama and, to celebrate properly,…

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Reminesence of community views through the lenses of our volunteers. Tag us on your photos and use the hashtag #amigosazuero2019 ✌🏼 ...

Reminesence of community views through the lenses of our volunteers. Tag us on your photos and use the hashtag #amigosazuero2019 ✌🏼 ...

Reminesence of community views through the lenses of our volunteers. Tag us on your photos and use the hashtag #amigosazuero2019 ✌🏼 ...

The crossing of the catamaran Volcan del Tagoro on the Panamá Canal 🇵🇦. Fun fact: this catamaran is said to be the most advanced in the world, original from Spain. #amigosdelasamericas #youthleaders #volunteers #catamaransailing #panamacanal #panama ...