Education  Peru Project #43189

The Jakon Rate Center for Shipibo-Konibo Studies

by Alianza Arkana
The Jakon Rate Center for Shipibo-Konibo Studies
The Jakon Rate Center for Shipibo-Konibo Studies
The Jakon Rate Center for Shipibo-Konibo Studies
The Jakon Rate Center for Shipibo-Konibo Studies

Project Report | Feb 15, 2023
2023 Rains Bring Challenges and Joys

By Wexa Nita | Project Ally

Grand and Great Grand Daughters
Grand and Great Grand Daughters

Ichabires irake! / Many thanks!

The transition into 2023 and the new rainy season has not come without new challenges. The founder and guiding spirit of the Jakon Rate Center has fallen ill and needs all of our support. Towards the end of 2022 she began to feel weakness in her legs that has spread to her arms and hands.

As of today, she feels that she has moved through the illness and is now on the path to recovery. Your support through prayers and any possible donations will help her so much as she works towards regaining the strength in her legs and hands. If you would like to have more information, please write to us at

Currently we need help to cover expenses for quality vitamins that can support her recovery.

Meanwhile, the whole family is carrying on the mission of our founder to share ancestral Shipibo-Konibo knowledge with the following generations. The first cousin -and truly a sister- of our founder has taken over the teaching responsibilities in her absence and has risen to the occasion.

Now the Jakon Rate Center has all the basic infrastructure in place for its flagship educational program Samá. We can now receive up to 12 students to participate in this ancestral educational practice! If you feel called to join us for a period of time, please write to for more information.

Our website,, continues to be in development and will be live by April!

Our Shipibo-Konibo language program is also offering our two introductory level courses through the platform Thinkific.

We appreciate all your support in making this possible, especially our past and new recurring donors! Please make a donation now to help our founder to fully recover and continue our guiding vision of her dream to see the current and following generations thrive with the wisdom of her ancestors.

Jakon nete kanoya! / The life-giving good essence of creation is with you all! 

Our founding great grand mother teaching pottery.
Our founding great grand mother teaching pottery.
Reforestation together with Alianza Arkana.
Reforestation together with Alianza Arkana.
Our student cafeteria and kitchen.
Our student cafeteria and kitchen.


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Alianza Arkana

Location: Yarinacocha, Ucayali - Peru
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Project Leader:
Brian Best
Yarinacocha , Ucayali Peru
$19,484 raised of $35,000 goal
113 donations
$15,516 to go
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