Juana Perez

Digital Learning During a Pandemic Former Forum Academy English professor Juana Perez tells us about her experience during this difficult and challenging year. Juana was born and raised in the community of Sofre, located in the district of Penonome, Cocle Province. Through many years of effort and sacrifice, she was able to obtain her bachelor’s […]

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Maria Soto Martinez

Maria first heard about Forum Academy while attending her community school in Chiriqui Abajo. Her teachers spoke to her about a special school looking for exceptional students from communities located in the mountains of northern Cocle. These were students who already faced difficulties attending school and reaching graduation. When she first arrived at the academy,

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Jacob Mendieta

FORMER FORUM ACADEMY STUDENT, AWARDED SCHOLARSHIP TO PARTICIPATE IN ROBOTICS AND STEAM OLYMPICS. Jacob Mendieta is the third former Forum Academy Student to receive a scholarship to participate in the National Robotics and STEAM Olympics 2020. He is currently finishing 11th grade at Colegio Angel Maria Herrera in Penonome.  His story begins in Buena Vista,

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Nitzia Sanchez

FORMER FORUM ACADEMY STUDENT, AWARDED SCHOLARSHIP TO PARTICIPATE IN ROBOTICS AND STEAM OLYMPICS. Nitzia is from the community of Toabre. Following the closure of the Forum Academy, as a result of the global pandemic, she now studies at Colegio Carmen Conte Lombardo.  We recently heard Nitzia also received a scholarship to participate in the Robotics

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Karla Hernandez

Former Forum Academy student, awarded scholarship to participate in Robotics and STEAM Olympics. Karla Hernandez first found out about Forum Academy from her grandmother. Before starting high school her grandmother told her about this special school helping students complete their schooling “At first, I was hesitant because I didn’t really want to move away from

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Juan Carlos Martinez

My name is Juan C. Martínez, I am from Sofre in Penonomé, province of Coclé. The Forum Foundation has been a pillar in the communities of the northern area of my province. I learned about the Foundation through one of its English programs, offered at my school Jose de Los Reyes Vasquez in 2012.  It

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Orlando Sanchez

This would have been Orlando Sanchez’s senior year at the Forum Academy. Orlando, who hails from Rio Indio, Altos del Silencio in the mountains of Cocle is no stranger to adversity. His passion for learning is unwavering. When he arrived at the Forum Academy as a tenth grader, he admits he was somewhat scared and

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Moises Rodriguez

Moises Rodriguez is from the Altos del Silencio Community located in the district of Rio Indio. In 2013, having finished his studies at CEBG Las Marias, his teachers, especially his director, mentioned a school that was recruiting students to enroll for high school studies. Before sitting for the admissions test, he had not met anyone

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Alexandra Martinez

Alexandra Maite Martinez hails from the community of Turega, Cocle. She arrived at Forum Academy after meeting Elvia Martinez during one of the community visits to identify students who could enroll at the Academy.  “I was in my third year at Escuela Simon Martinez Perez when I met Profesora Elvia. At that time I didn’t

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