Fondo Unido de Panama

United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. We galvanize and connect a diverse set of individuals and institutions, and mobilize resources, to create long-term change in areas of education, income and health. United Way envisions a world where individuals and families achieve their human potential - where communities not only set significant and measurable goals to advance these fundamental elements of human development, but achieve them.

Fondo Unido de Panama
Business Park, South Tower, Floor 1, Costa del Este
Parque Lefevre
Panama City, Panama 00000
Panama
507 3983705
http://www.fondounidodepanam.org

Board of Directors

Gerald Gomez, Estela Villareal, Mercedes Eleta, Pablo Diaz, Marisa Arias

Mission

United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. We galvanize and connect a diverse set of individuals and institutions, and mobilize resources, to create long-term change in areas of education, income and health. United Way envisions a world where individuals and families achieve their human potential - where communities not only set significant and measurable goals to advance these fundamental elements of human development, but achieve them.

Programs

Born Learning: this program contributes toward the learning capacities of vulnerable pre-school children while they are supported in their growth and development by their parents and the educations community at large. In 2011 the efforts were directed towards nurseries through active volunteering and infrastructure improvements. In 2012, a comprehensive and ambitious program is in effect where 1,500 public nursery teachers will be trained in current early childhood development methodologies, developmento of training tools and parent training. Education for Excellence Programs: Education for Excellence focuses on leveling, tutoring and stregthening educational programs for children in primary, middle and high school levels. Our main aim is to improve grades, reduce high drop-out rates and improve overall student an teacher performance. United Way Panamas model focuses on supportive communities, effective schools and strong family ties. United Way has currently 9 projects throughout Panama, which are developing tutoring, english classes, and intensive support to better the probabilities and capabilities of children and teenagers of succeding in the school system. Volunteer and Mentoring Programs: United Way Panama also implements a corporate volunteer program linking employees of member companies and mentoring opportunities at its educational ties. Institutional Capacity Strengthening of the NGO Sector Program: United Way has partnered with USAID, Fundacion Voluntarios Panama & Fundacion Sus Buenos Vecinos to develop a comprehensive strengthening programa of Panamas nonprofit sector to secure effective and accountable community impact results. Within this program United Way is executing a NGO Management Executive Certification Course, currently benefiting 30 non-governmental organizations at all levels by providing them with an international certification in NGO Management.

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