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Juan Acosta

 A brother to four siblings, three brothers, and a sister to be exact,  Juan is from the community of Tulu Arriba located in the mountains of Cocle. His father is a farmer and his mother is a homemaker. Like many other families who are subsistence farmers, Juan’s family was not able to cover the costs …

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Candy Perez

Born and raised in the community of Alto Riecito, Rio Indio. Candy’s journey with Forum Academy began after graduating from public school in Las Marias in 2014.  “The first time I heard about Forum Foundation, was at my school in Las Marias. They were helping the school by providing breakfast for students who lived far …

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Lineth Julio

Lineth Del Carmen Julio Martinez was born and raised in Chorrerita de Toabre. She attended elementary and middle school at Escuela Manuel Jaen Rodriguez in Tucue.  She first met Profesora Elvia while recruiting students to join the Forum Academy. “Forum Foundation has been a pillar for me to accomplish part of my dreams.”  “I remember …

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Omaira Vasquez

Currently a student at the University of Panama in Penonome, Omaira is studying to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Technology. Originally from  Altos de la Estancia, she first heard about Forum Academy the year it opened. At first, there was not much information available about the school. So Omaira took initiative and …

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Lourdes Rodriguez

Achieving the IB Diploma is no easy task. This year, amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, Lourdes Rodriguez ,Forum Academy Class of 2018, received her diploma. She shares this unforgettable experience and her plans for the future. Lourdes remembers first meeting Profesora Elvia just days before graduating from Centro Educativo La Venta. Profesora Elvia was there to …

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Julia Perez

Julia Perez is from the community of las Tablas, located in the corregimiento del Potrero district of La Pintada. She was told about the Forum Academy by a teacher at her school in Potrero. “I was able to take  the test at colegio Ruben Dario Carles, thanks to the  parents club of my school and …

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Carmen Perez

Carmen Perez is from Altos de la Estancia. After attending the Centro Educativo Basico General Altos de la Estancia Forum Academy she was invited to enroll at Forum Academy. She decided to enroll at  Forum Academy because it was a great opportunity to continue studying even though it was a big challenge given the schedule …

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