volunteering suriman, voluntering suriname

Suriname is a beating heart of the Amazon. Its warm landscapes portray a dense convergence of rivers that moves with the lively rhythm of ethnic diversity. From Paramaribo, the country’s Dutch-colonial capital, to the jungles of the interior, descendants of escaped African slaves, Dutch and British colonialists, Indian, Indonesian and Chinese indentured laborers and Amerindians an incredible mix of cultures and traditions.

Organized welfare programs are conducted largely by private initiative, through ethnic or religious associations. However, the government has begun to establish a social welfare system designed eventually to include a free national health service. Opportunities for women remain limited as a result of traditional attitudes that encourage women to stay at home. Also, Amerindians in Suriname have traditionally played only a limited role in decisions affecting their land and culture. Although Suriname's human rights record has improved, some abuses continue to be committed.

Our work:
  • Environmental education programs.
  • Gender and women empowerment initiatives.
  • Educational infraestructure in rural communities. 
Our communities:
  • Paramaribo
  • Pueblos Kaliña
  • Pueblos Lokono