Projects for education, development and integration
Located on the isthmus of the same name, which links North and South America, its privileged position and the existence of the Panama Canal have had a decisive influence on the country’s development. It is currently the Latin American country with the highest economic growth. With our support, different projects are being carried out in the country.
Walk several hours to school on an empty stomach. This is a daily reality for many children in the Ngäbe Bugle region. The Panamanian Pro-Childhood Association strives to change their lives through a balanced diet, quality education and health care.
The “Brindando protección, crianza y educación a niños y adolescentes sin familia o cuya familia no tiene capacidad de hacerlo (Providing protection, nurturing and education to children and adolescents without families or whose families are unable to help them)” project from the Ciudad del Niño association (Panama) offers protection, care and development opportunities for young children at the center, based on their age and abilities.
Almost a third of pregnancies in Panama involve teenage mothers. Voces Vitales provides comprehensive support to 98 young mothers so that they can rebuild their lives and become change agents in order to ensure a brighter future for their offspring.
The Panama Social Sports Schools project’s main aim is to strengthen and promote the integration of its beneficiaries and to provide them with overall training, particularly in values.
The Panama Social Sports Schools are an alternative for boys, girls and young people who may be exposed to social risks: gangs, alcohol, drugs, broken homes, etc.
Voces Vitales (Essential Voices) of Panamá cares for the health and employability of adolescent mothers
The project “Las Claras, unleashing the potential of adolescent mothers” is responsible for creating and sustaining opportunities for adolescent mothers in the town of Corregimiento de Felipillo in Panama.
The objective is to strengthen the learning and raise the academic performance of children, young people and adolescents from low-income backgrounds, thus ensuring they remain within the school system and pass to the next levels, as well as helping them to develop personally and socially in line with their abilities.
The association provides food, schooling, health care and recreational activities for vulnerable children, as well as training for teachers in schools in the districts of Cañazas and Ñurum.