We also spent a large amount of time at the local K-6 school teaching the local children about hand washing, teeth brushing and recycling. It was a very nice experience and this kids were awesome. I really enjoyed participating in the soccer games that occurred on the playground at the end of each school day.
In comparing the education system we witnessed in the Comarca, to the one I experienced growing up in the U.S, there were vast differences. Here in Panama, school is free as long as you have a form of transportation to get there, where as in the U.S that is not the case. Also, the facilities present here are not on level with even the poorest of schools back home. Lastly, the standards of education here are far below that of the U.S.