Two of the clubs that make up our CONEXION program took off this year with excellent results!
Fifteen women joined the English club in March, every Tuesday from 5 – 7 pm they receive formal English lessons but also get to know each other a little better and share experiences about the new jobs they hold as housekeepers.
In March, the three volunteers who teach English agreed to host a small celebration for the International Women’s day, the girls celebrated with snacks and light music.
The Computer Club, started with 8 students and 4 volunteers who meet every Thursday from 5 – 7 pm. Three of the volunteers are Hewlett-Packard employees in Panama and they ensure that our girls learn basic computer operation.
The classes have been divided into the following modules:
Introduction to computers: hardware and software
Windows and Internet Explorer
Creating E-mail Accounts
Introduction to Microsoft Word
Thanks to all our donors and loyal volunteers local women from San Felipe are receiving training that helps them grow personally and professionally.
Thank you and keep in touch for information on upcoming courses!
Thanks to your support we held our first CONEXION event of the year! The BAC Panama bank sponsored a financial representative to teach our community about personal finance. It was a great seminar for this community and we were able to accommodate a very diverse group of different ages and backgrounds. All the participants were attentive andengaged in various exercises such as working on personal budgets and discussing safe and creative ways for them to earn more money when their salaries don’t cover all expenses.
As most of our beneficiaries don’t have bank accounts, the BAC representative explained the benefits of opening a savings account and also provided useful tips to save money.
From this seminar, Fundacion Calicanto was also able to recruit women for the CAPTA program and scheduled them for interviews right away. It was apparent during the seminar that these women wanted to change their lives and we look forward to having them with us for the next CAPTA (Training for Employment) course.
Thank you all for your support!
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