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Our Story


GIVING A VOICE TO CHILDREN OF GUNA YALA

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Our Story


GIVING A VOICE TO CHILDREN OF GUNA YALA

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What does burwigan mean?

Burwigan means 'kids' in Guna language and through art we tell the stories of the first future climate change refugees in Panama, the Guna Kids. We inform, engage and inspire action on climate change.

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Story Telling Center Crowdfunding 

We are working on organizing a fundraising campaign to build a story telling center in the local school of Playon Chico in order to give these kids the tool to share their stories with the world! 

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Diwigdi Valiente


Discover the adventures of a climate change warrior.

VISIT BLOG

Diwigdi Valiente


Discover the adventures of a climate change warrior.

VISIT BLOG

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The Artists


 

As part of a first artistic expedition to Guna Yala in February 2017, five artists traveled to Guna Yala to work with the local children for four days.

This is the first group of climate change warriors for Burwigan.

 

 

The Artists


 

As part of a first artistic expedition to Guna Yala in February 2017, five artists traveled to Guna Yala to work with the local children for four days.

This is the first group of climate change warriors for Burwigan.

 

 

Leygh

Leygh A.

Leygh Allison used his camera in order to show a glimpse into the eyes and souls of the Guna Yala children.

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Aphiraa 

"When I imagine how heaven must look like... the Guna Yala islands is what comes to mind"

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Susan I.

Susan led over 25 children through a day of art-making connected to her project Rising Waters introducing the issue of sea level rise in a tactile and non-frightening way. 

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Brandon P.

Filmmaker Brandon Polack created an experimental short film seeking to connect the audience with the children of this community through play, a universal language. 

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Brady W. 

Through storytelling Brady Williams connected us with the future climate change refugees in Guna Yala and has helped share their story using the power of words. 

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connect


 

Get involved from anywhere and reach out to see how you can help make these children heard.

 

connect


 

Get involved from anywhere and reach out to see how you can help make these children heard.

 

Are you an: Artist? Activist?

 
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WHY NOT BOTH?

TAKE PART IN OUR FUTURE ARTISTIC EXPEDITIONS