International Lifestyle Magazine Issue 49 - Page 64

So apart from actually visiting them, how can you help? Education Fund - Warrara Krincha which in the Embera’ language means “idea for the children” and is the name of the educational foundation. The Warrara Krincha was founded to empower and educate the youth of Embera’ Puru. From kindergarten to the university level, the Warrara Krincha works to improve the resources that are available for the education of the village youth. The Warrara Krincha is managed by a committee of Embera’ Puru village members and all monies raised go directly to support students of all ages so that they may achieve the level of education they desire. Now the children of the village are provided schooling only up to the 6th grade by the Panama gov’t. If the kids and their parents want further education they must leave the village and either move to a very dangerous neighborhood, as they do not have the money to afford rent in a safer area or attend a boarding school which by US standards is not expensive at $110.00/month, but it is cost prohibitive for many of the Embera’ families. Your generous donations will go to rent a safe, supervised apartment for the children to live in and/or pay tuition to the boarding school and to buy school clothes, supplies and living expenses for students from high school & university level as well as support the children in elementary school buy purchasing the required uniforms, books, basic school supplies and backpacks. You can also find some beautiful products for sale via the website, so do take a look and if you are planning to visit, the website has some great ideas of really useful items to bring and donate. If you would like to mail donations to the village please contact us for our mailing