“The world won’t get better by itself. We must set big goals and hold ourselves accountable every step of the way.”
What we do
We work with partners in and outside Panama to tackle critical problems in five program areas.
Health: We aim to reduce inequities in health by developing new tools and strategies to reduce the burden of infectious disease and the leading causes of mortality in de poorest communities of the region. Equally important is innovation in how we bring health interventions to those who need them most. We also focus on areas like water, sanitation and hygiene.
Growth & Opportunity: A large part of the local population suffers from unemployment and needs to life of the surrounding rainforest which leads to deforestation and illegal wildlife hunting. To provide an alternative source of income we focus on creating and self-sustaining wellness tourism developments, combined with agricultural development, new technologies and innovations to offer jobs, business opportunities and micro financing to stimulate inclusive and sustainable economic growth in the region and help people lift themselves out of poverty.
Education: We aim to improve the quality of the education at the local schools in the region and support with special programs and activities for children during the weekends and holidays. We also work to address issues of sustainability, nature protection, hygiene and sociality and ecologically responsible practices.
Policy & Advocacy: Because our resources alone are not enough to advance the causes we care about, we engage in advocacy efforts to promote public policies that advance our work, build strategic alliances with governments and the public and private sectors, and foster greater public awareness of urgent issues in the region. We are dedicated to advocacy, policy analysis, media and communications, government relations, as well as strengthening philanthropic partnerships and the charitable sector in Panama and overseas. Our approach to grant making in all four areas emphasizes collaboration, innovation, risk-taking, and, most importantly, results.
Our job is to get results, we know that results depend on the quality of our partnerships.
PANAMA TURTLE PROTECTION GROUP