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FORUM FOUNDATION SPONSORS FIELD TRIPS TO TAKE LEARNING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

Supporting student field trips has been a part of Forum Foundation’s Panama Programs since the inception of Fundacion Academia Forum. In the past, it was the Academy students who were given the opportunity to participate in these field trips to Panama City as well as historical sites in and around the province of Cocle. Field …

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Ruben Dario Carles Students Represent Cocle in National Contests

Fundacion Academia Forum’s collaboration with the Ruben Dario Carles school began in 2014 starting with an initiative to set up a computer lab for students to develop technological skills and experience the digital world. Catalyzed by Mr. Ruben Dario Carles Grimaldo, affectionately known as Chinchorro, who spoke with his friend John Keffer about working together …

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University Students Take Initiative

Caption:University of Panama students practice taking their English exams online.  Promoting and advocating for greater student agency is a priority objective for Fundacion Academia Forum. Our staff and volunteers engage with students, in person, at school, and through online communications, encouraging them to use their voice, request resources, and ask questions. This school year several …

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What is in a Book? Joy, hope, and the knowledge to build a better tomorrow.

Our Founder, John Y. Keffer and Forum Foundation Vice President Janet Robinson, love books! From the very beginning of Forum Foundation’s Panama programs, John and Janet have endeavored to share their love of reading and inspire that same passion for learning and books in the hearts and minds of hundreds of student beneficiaries.  A wonderful …

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Community Learning Drives Sustainable Change in Northern Coclé

Since the end of the 2022 school year, Fundacion Academia Forum has been hosting courses offered by INADEH, Panama’s National Institute for Professional Training and Human Development. After renovating the auditorium at the Jose De Los Reyes Vasquez High School in El Caimito, our F.A.F team has temporarily occupied this space, providing educational support to …

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Making History with Larissa Lopez

We are thrilled to celebrate class of 2022 university graduate Larissa Lopez who recently celebrated this accomplishment at the University of Panama’s Centro Regional Universitario in Cocle. Where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Geography and History. In the small towns in the mountains of Cocle, word spreads quickly. Larissa first heard about Forum Foundation …

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