Location: Colon Island, Bocas del Toro Province, Panama

Dates: Fall 2014 (Exact dates can not be guaranteed. Find out why here)

Application Deadline: August 15th, 2014

 

ABOUT THE CHARITY

The charity is made up of volunteers who are providing sustainable empowerment to indigenous communities in Bocas del Toro, Panama through education and community development. They achieve this aim by providing substantive, real world assistance and programs to the indigenous Ngobe people of the Bocas del Toro island archipelago. They are currently working on a number of programs that take place at two schools they have built and developed in the region. Such programs include a daily preschool, adult and elementary school English programs, music programs, construction projects, and surf outreach programs, to name a few.

PROJECT DETAILS

Photographer/Videographer: The goal of this project is to promote this organization’s work in the community on a local scale but also to raise awareness about the organization worldwide. The organization would particularly like to raise awareness about the numerous programs that take place at the schools they built and the ways in which these programs are benefitting the local communities of Bocas del Toro. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  •  Experience in photo-documentary or photojournalism
  • Committed to respecting and promoting human rights
  • Respect to cultural sensitivity
  •  Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Adaptable to new and different situations 

Desirable:

  • Experience in overseas development in the global south
  • Speaks Spanish

 

PROGRAM FEE