Through Zio Bain Identity, we support the realization of cultural and social events held at Buenavista, other Siona communities and the local educational center. We support initiatives that strengthen gastronomy, craftsmanship, dances, and musical expressions.
Decades ago, the community organized traditional medicine encounters with the tribe elders to orient students and teachers in their educational process. Eventually, these ceremonies were suspended by lack of support.
Since 2018, by request of the local educational center, we are now supporting the realization of these medicine encounters.
These gatherings permit a connection of the Siona tribe’s youth and teacher body to their medicine which is their ancestral source of wisdom. With more than 30% of the students voluntarily participating, we are certain that the cultural identity and educational programs will be strengthened.
This program is the commencement of a dream of supporting the Siona tribe’s education process. We expect to overcome the typical limitations of rural education and support integral learning that embraces local and global content. The Siona tribe deserves a prime level education that prepares the youth for their future as guardians of their ancestral territory.
Support us to continue strengthening the Zio Bain identity Program