A profoundly enriching missionary experience for the youth of the SYM with the indigenous peoples in Darién, Panama

Panama City, Panama – March 2024 – From 27 to 31 March, a group of 20 young people belonging to the Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) of the Don Bosco Basilica carried out a missionary experience in the province of Darién. The group was accompanied by Fr Manuel Gómez and Salesian Brother Roberto Laniado. The activities were carried out thanks to the collaboration of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians who facilitated collaboration with local communities. The young people were assigned to the communities of El Real de Santa María, Yape and Boca de Cupe. During their stay, they created a cultural and spiritual exchange with people from indigenous populations. They made home visits and were involved in the Easter Triduum celebrations together with the children, young people and adults of the communities. For many young people this was the first missionary experience, which proved to be a profoundly enriching experience.