“My hope is that the Foundation continues helping young people like me, with scholarships and support to graduate. So we can return and give back by helping more students. This way they can help support their families and create a better future.”
Iveth Dominguez was born in Panama but grew up in Cocle in the Corregimiento of Tulu,Penonome. Before being admitted as a Forum Academy student she studied at a public school in Tulu Centro.
She first found out about Forum Academy, when like many other students she met Professora Elvia Martinez. “I remember her explaining that she was looking for students who wanted to keep studying and complete high school.” Iveth was excited to join the Academy. “The experience was marvelous, getting to know my classmates, teachers, and places. The Academy was a special place because we studied together and shared the experience with others, there were moments of fun also it wasn’t all just studying.” Those are her favorite memories, the parties, field trips, studying together for exams, and helping each other out. Her passions were mathematics and chemistry.
Throughout my studies, Forum Foundation helped me with school supplies, food, uniforms, and IB quality education at no cost. Ever since she was a little girl Iveth has dreamed of studying medicine to become a nurse. Committed to Iveth’s growth and learning, Forum Foundation has continued providing Iveth with the support she needs to pursue her university education through a scholarship that helps cover the costs of university.
Like many other students studying medicine, the pandemic complicated matters because studying medicine requires several hours of in-person clinical practice. Not being able to do this is quite the challenge as Iveth does not have access to complete notes or enough clinical hours to complete her degree. Still, she reminds us that during this time the Foundation has continued to provide support so Iveth can remain in school and complete her degree.
Iveth has also returned to the Academy after graduating, several times in fact, to help students who were taking on the challenge of the IB “I did it mostly because of the experience I had while I was there and I saw it as a way of being able to motivate the students that were there so that they wouldn’t give up and they could finish high school. As the saying goes every sacrifice has its reward.”
After graduating she hopes to be part of contributing to Forum Foundations efforts to continue inspiring young people to continue their studies. “My hope is that the Foundation continues helping young people like me, with scholarships and support to graduate. So we can return and give back by helping more students. This way they can help support their families and create a better future.”
Forum Foundation is committed to helping inspiring and exceptional people like Iveth reach their goals so they can go on to have a positive impact in their communities.