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24 07, 2013

New School for Bahia Roja


Three weeks ago we finished up a monster of a project: a new school for Bahia Roja.  It was fundraised by a group of high schoolers from Gill St. Bernards who volunteered with us in May. These awesome kids and our family of supporters raised over $10,000 to provide a proper school for the deserving [...]

20 06, 2013

New Internship Program


Are you looking for a career in international project, development, non-profit management, or education?  Browse our internship positions and apply for the opportunity to gain experience in your field and boost your resume while working with an international non-profit organization. Give and Surf is proud to offer a new platform of growth for our programs [...]

17 06, 2013

Beach Rays Interview


  We recently featured Give and Surf, a non-profit based in Panama, who’s mission is to empower the people of Bocas del Toro, through education, infrastructure and surf. After reading the article we had posted, Neil (founder of G ive and Surf) made contact with us and we were able to learn more about him personally as well [...]

6 06, 2013

Yoga and Baseball Battle


A lot has happened since our last post.  Before we get serious and start talking about our most recent undertaking: new school in Bahia Roja lets lighten the mood with a little Saturday fun.  A few weeks back we scooped up our 4-6th graders for a day of yoga, beach, and baseball.  The morning started [...]

8 04, 2013

Dunbarton High School Leaves Their Mark


Last month we were fortunate enough to have the help of a high school group from Dunbarton High School located in Pickering, Ontario; a suburb of Toronto. They spent ten action packed days with us volunteering and enjoying jungle life on Bastimentos Island.  With their help we were able to complete the following: two bathroom/septic [...]

13 03, 2013

Michigan State Students Join Give & Surf for Spring Break


Last week, Give & Surf had the pleasure of hosting a group of eleven students from Michigan State who opted to volunteer in Panama for their collegiate spring break. Even though Bocas del Toro greeted them with a few rain showers, they worked with smiles on their faces, rain or shine! In just five days, our [...]

28 02, 2013

Give & Surf Raises Over $1,000 to Benefit Bahia Roja Community


On Saturday, February 13 Give & Surf hosted a fundraiser with our friends at the Palmar Tent Lodge to raise money to rebuild the Bahia Roja cafeteria and kitchen. Not only did we have clear skies and a great turnout, we exceeded our goal and raised over $1,000! The fundraiser was a blast and our [...]

19 02, 2013

One Year Later: Give and Surf Welcomes the Return of a Past Volunteer


Only one year ago June You, a Ph. D student from Seoul, South Korea found herself in Bocas del Toro volunteering with Give and Surf for the first time. Today we’re sitting down with June to find out more about her experiences with our program and of course, why she wanted to return. Q: How [...]

13 02, 2013

Give and Surf Takes a Field Trip to La Loma Jungle Lodge and Chocolate Farm


When Give and Surf started holding summer school classes for the children of Bahia Honda, our goals were to provide them with engaging activities and new experiences to further develop their understanding the world. And most importantly, we aimed for summer school to be fun! Yesterday one of our summer school classes had the opportunity [...]

18 12, 2012

Rock N Roll Fundraiser!


“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” Plato In Bocas del Toro, Panama we will be sharing music with the children of Bahia Honda and setting flight to future rock and rollers and lovers of all things music. With your support instruments and [...]

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