Ailigandi Community in San Blas, Panama

The Ailigandi Community in San Blas, Panama is one of the largest in the area.  I was fortunate enough to spend a day there on a recent trip to San Blas.  I took a boat to the island and with my guide wandered around, played with local children and talked with members of the community.  It was a truly unique opportunity to see what day to day life is like in Kuna society.  I was able to visit patients in the hospital, play jacks with some local children, sit in on a meeting in the Congress House and chat with many of the locals about their daily life, struggles and what makes them happy.

My favorite stop on the island was the local library were several older children were preparing for their exams.  They were all very excited to talk about what they wanted to be when they “grew up”.  I think in the very near future we will be seeing plenty of doctors, lawyers, school teachers and even one artist from this vibrant community called Ailigandi.

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