Melani Nicol Moran

Melani Nicol Moran, from the community of La Vaquilla, graduated with first place honors from Colegio Pablo Alzamora Vargas I first got to know Forum Foundation when some students approached us at school to offer us their support and motivation. In the beginning, the support we received helped us attend school in person, but later …

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Mayelis Martinez

I first heard of Forum Foundation in 2019 from a teacher named Felicita Candelaria, who chose me to be part of this great Foundation because I had good grades in my school. Afterward, she introduced me to the person in charge of the program, Mrs. Sandra Rodriguez, who gave me more information about the Foundation …

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Forum Academy Beneficiary Awarded in Entrepreneurship Contest

Although the school year has been challenging, Lendy Dominguez Sanchez has remained dedicated to her studies. Her perseverance was recently recognized when she won an Entrepreneurship for Integral Schools contest.  Born in Paso Real, Toabre, Lendy first heard about Forum Foundation thanks to her father’s friend from work. “My sister was starting tenth grade and …

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Education Gaps and Reimagining Learning in Panama

After nearly two years with schools closed to in-person learning in Panama, some students are now able to return to their classrooms. Still it is evident the gaps that already hinder access to quality education have been made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a recent United Nations Children’s Fund household survey report, distance …

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Jeney Rodriguez

The mask can hardly hide the smile of accomplishment on Jeney’s face. After spending countless hours studying, reviewing, reading, writing and editing, she is finally holding her certificate from the International Baccalaureate. Having completed her examinations, Jeney has received IB certificates in Spanish, History, Biology, English, Chemistry and Mathematics.  Jeney was born and raised in …

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Summer School Goes Digital

After  a difficult year with schools closed to in-person learning, Forum Foundation was faced with a challenge. How could we continue to provide beneficiaries with assistance during the Pandemic?  We decided to shift our focus to creating and facilitating several summer workshops aimed at helping students strengthen core competencies and knowledge in Mathematics, Accounting, English, …

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Doralia Segura

  After handing out brochures with information about the Forum Academy, Profesorar Elvia is standing in front of a group of students at the Centro Educativo Basico General San Jose del Naranjal, sharing details of the application process. This is when Doralia first hears about the mathematics test and interview required in order to be …

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Jen Mendoza

This is Jen. Like many other students attending public high school in rural Penonome Jen and his family often struggled to cover the cost of attending school. That is when a friend at school told him about the Fundacion Forum. “He told me that he was receiving help and how much it was helping him …

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