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  • One Common Heart / Soambá Panamá One Common Heart / Soambá Panamá

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Mission Statement

We support indigenous people as they celebrate and teach their ancestral knowledge and create thriving modern communities aligned with their traditional vision.

Description

We collaborate with the Emberá and Wounaan people in Darién, Panama. We sponsor programs of classes in which elders teach the youngers the traditional culture and language, aiming to sustain personal and communal options for independence and resilience. To support a community's own desires for sustainable technological development, we also offer workshops and discussions about sustainable growth options.

We are guided by an all-Indigenous Advisory Council, which since 2017 has focused us on language. We proudly ran the first ever in-community classes in the Emberá language in 2018, and are aiming to expand that work.

We are inspired by these and other organizations: Pachamama Alliance, Four Worlds International, The Barefoot College, Local Futures, Schooling the World, and Cultural Survival.

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