For many years now I’ve had this idea, this concept dwelling in my head. I wanted to do something meaningful and bring opportunities to my home town of Panama. A country with a lot of social disparities and poverty. In the process, I came across a lot of ideas but none of them seemed to take off. After living 12 years away from Panama and having had the opportunity to travel the world, I discovered voluntourism, an amazing way to travel the world by helping those in need.
After spending most of my career working in tech corporations, I decided to volunteer for 3 months in Bali, Indonesia as an inexpensive way of discovering new places while meeting people and making a difference in their day-to-day lives .During my time as a volunteer, my work involved teaching English in a remote, rural area in Bali. As part of the program, I taught English for 4 days a week and had 3 days remaining to explore amazing Bali, which I definitely did!