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  • backpod 5:42 pm on December 14, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Director, Founder, , , , Leaders, , Pedro Vallejos, Staff, William Valejos   

    Brotherly love. Hands for Americas Fearless Leaders. 

    Brotherly love. Hands for Americas Fearless Leaders.

    William Valejos, Fundador y Director Ejecutivo
    Pedro Vallejos, Fundador y Director Honduras

  • backpod 12:03 am on November 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , dance, , , Pollera, Señorita Folklore, tradition   

    Señorita Folklore, Panama 

  • backpod 3:55 am on November 14, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , market,   

    The market – Panama 

  • backpod 7:19 pm on November 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    William – Hands for Americas – Panama 

    William - Hands for Americas - Panama

  • backpod 12:23 am on November 1, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Daily life in Aguadulce, Panama. 

    Daily life in Aguadulce, Panama.

  • backpod 9:26 pm on October 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: AIDS, Amy Yu, , , , , HIV, interview, , , , testing, Volunteer   

    Image of the Week: Amy Yu, HFA Volunteer Interview 

    “The most important thing is that we are getting the word out so they can tell their friends and family about this disease, and how it is spread,” says Amy Yu, Hands for Americas (HFA) volunteer, on educating the local population on infectious diseases and providing rapid HIV/AIDS testing.

    Interview Image

    Amy Yu, HFA volunteer, is interviewed by Backpod – Panama 2012
    Photo credit: Kari Foster, Backpod

  • backpod 9:09 pm on October 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , clinic, , healthcare, , image of the week, Infectious diseases, , medical relief,   

    Image of the Week: HFA Infectious Disease Program, Malaria 

    Image of the Week: HFA Infectious Disease Program, Malaria

    Infectious Disease Clinic – During their time in Panama, @HFA groups are exposed to the struggle against infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and TB through hands-on clinic Days. *Marcos bravely gets his malaria shot – what a trooper! Photo Credit: Kari Foster, Backpod

  • backpod 4:11 pm on September 1, 2012 Permalink | Reply  




    Lots of photos and video to go through during the next few weeks – this image was taken by Tyler Hays (iPhone cameras are fabulous) while driving up to an indigenous community north of Aguadulce. Lots of things to come — check back soon!


  • backpod 8:44 pm on July 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: art, Bridgette Cyr, , , , , team, tyler hays, video   

    Meet our Panama Team > 

    Kari Foster, Backpod co-founder & artist: – Bridgette Cyr, Photography Guru – Tyler Hays, Video Guru:

  • backpod 12:12 am on April 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , jimmy taitano camacho   

    Our Impact… 

    “Social media is critical to the development and promotion of service learning programs. Besides capturing experiences for recollection, social media has the potential to attract interest and ultimately, logistical and monetary support. It is important to see who is involved, what type of work they do, where volunteers would be working and why the work is important to the specific host community. Prior to joining the Global Brigades, I had never participated in a service-learning program abroad, and had rarely traveled outside of the U.S. Backpod greatly contributed to my decision because they were able to visually capture aspects of the trip that could not be depicted by text. Of course someone could make the claim that “the children were happy when the volunteers finished the project,” but being able to see the “happy children” embrace the volunteers has a much greater impact upon prospective supporters.”  – Jimmy Taitano Camacho, Global Water Brigades Volunteer

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