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Catamaran Adventures San Blas Foundation
We firmly believe we can provide help and contribute to the wellbeing to the our Guna family and local communities in the deep San Blas. We know this archipelago well, it's been our home for many years.
Our infrastructure, basically our catamarans, and our connection with the "outside world" can definitely serve as the platform for non profit projects with a clear, direct and positive impact.
We are open to new projects, do not hesitate to share your ideas and time with us. San Blas will welcome you with open arms.
"Eyes for Guna Yala" Project: late April-May 2024
Why Guna Yala?
The geographical location of Guna Yala and the main communities in the islands present access difficulties due to the poor infrastructure and at some point lack of overall resources.
Specific health care by the Guna local residents is limited by those factors.
Why do we do this?
Catamaran Adventures San Blas has sailed the Guna Yala region for over 12 years. Throughout these years we have been able to bond with local communities and understand their needs.
We have employed local Guna Yala residents and systematically contribute to their economies in various ways.
Now we are ready to go one step further.
We believe It is not only ethical but also imperative to support local indigenous communities even more, addressing their specific needs and challenges faced.
Guna indigenous residents in the Guna Yala independent region, including all age groups deserve the opportunity to have the best possible vision and eye health.
Working with eye care professionals to enhance and provide ophthalmic education, with special focus on low-resource and underserved communities in the San Blas islands.
We commit to strengthening ophthalmic education, with the ultimate goal of improving eyecare and advancing the preservation and restoration of vision for all.
In coordination with local authorities, we will reach the maximum number of local residents on the main communities closer to shore, providing diagnosis and recommendations as well as any care needed.
Who will be targeted?
Anyone in the communities, all ages.
We will use a Salina 48 feet catamaran to both accommodate personnel and perform the eye checks and prescriptions.
We will sail from community to community and anchor close to them in order to board the most patients possible. Our Salina 48 catamaran has a very shallow draft which makes it the perfect vessel to approach this endaevour.
Our team of 6 professionals: Join us!
Captain: Filled position
Cook: Filled position
Deckhand: Filled position
Ophthalmologist Volunteer: Vacant, Apply Here
Photographer Filled position
Blogger/Journalist Volunteer: Vacant, Apply Here
What resources will be donated
Diagnoses and corresponding glasses if needed.
Catamaran as operational base, all expenses in San Blas, food, diesel, gasoline, road transfers for all crew members. Catamaran Adventures San Blas will cover all expenses derived from the operation in San Blas.
We accept donations, funds or of any nature. Get in touch with us if you are interested.
What islands are in the itinerary?
Major communities of the Guna Yala Region during 7 days
Day1 - April 27, 2024 - Carti
Day1 - April 27, 2024 - Aquadub
Day 2 - April 28 2024 - Soledad Miria
Day 3 - April 29 2024 - Rio Sidra
Day 4 - April 30, 2024 - Corazon de Jesus
Day 5 - 6 MAY 1-2, 2024 - Dutch Cays
Day 7 MAY 1-2, 2024 - Debriefing. exit Lemon Cays