May 8, 2020

Together through difficult times

Oferta Simple
Oferta Simple

The last time we submitted a report we spoke about our primary response to the Covid-19, our plan was still in the making because we were, as many,  figuring out where our support was needed. 

A lot has changed since the beginning of the pandemic and now we are stronger and working harder than ever before. 

We achieved a lot of goals in april: 

  • The activation of a hotline for psychological support for beneficiaries of our programs and their families
  • We shifted our classes to fit the digital environment and started a pilot of Zoom Workshops, 11 classes of 40 minutes in total.
  • We changed our social media strategy to fit a more educational view
  • An alliance with Private Bank to distribute Vouchers to beneficiaries of our program
  • We delivered 300 vouchers to the first group of beneficiaries, which went through a series of filters
  • The activation of a fundraising campaign through social media using products of Banco General.
  • Participation in the Virtual panel 'Experiences and Learnings in the Face of the Current Contingency in Latin America hosted by GlobalGiving
  • We held an auction for a piece donated by Local artist Eduardo Navarro
  • We participated in fundraising activities on the Gustazos and Oferta Simple websites.

And because not everything is work, we had a virtual baby shower, to celebrate a new baby in our family. We are excited and can't wait for those baby pictures!

We often hear that when you go through difficult times is when you see human nature at its finest, today we can confirm that. We are working closer than ever to achieve our goals, our board is involved in every action to support our work and our beneficiaries are showing us beautiful lessons about humility and always lending a helping hand to others. 

The pandemic may have changed the world and we knew it, now we have the chance to make it more human, equal and peaceful. 

 

Thanks to your support, we are very thankful to have the chance to keep working and do something that changes lives. 

 

we work to educate our comunity
we work to educate our comunity
This is how our beneficiaries use their vouchers
This is how our beneficiaries use their vouchers
Art Piece for the auction
Art Piece for the auction
Vouchers distribution
Vouchers distribution
Mar 26, 2020

It's Time to Work Together

We keep working for every CAPTA beneficiary
We keep working for every CAPTA beneficiary

 

A lot has changed since our last report. Not only in Panama, in the whole world. 

What seemed to be a new disease that was affecting a few countries rapidly spreaded across the 5 continents. 

Panama is a developing country, we were not ready for something like this but we had to quickly adapt in order to continue doing our job helping women in vulnerable situations. 

Today the country is in strict quarantine due to the lack of attention from the public. 

We got 558 cases and the numbers are going up quickly.  

We had to rearrange our whole plan and start going digital, in order to support and educate these women and their families about the importance of basic hygiene and staying home as much a posible.

It was a bittersweet moment, because we were about to graduate 26 CAPTA beneficiaries, the spirits were high and all of a sudden everything changed.

We didn't got a chance to say “see you soon”, or give a last hug; we owned the situation and handled it with the strength and support that our beneficiaries needed. 

We quickly set up a hotline for emotional support, and started a social media campaign in order to support and educate. 

We are currently using tools like instagram to connect live with our audience and talk about our emotions, with the guidance of our psychologists.

Also as a non-profit we are working to connect all of our beneficiaries with the different programs our government is implementing to help all the people that are directly or indirectly affected by this situation. 

As the situation develops we plan to run a food program to support the ones in need and collaborate with similar efforts. 

 

This is the moment when we have to show the best we got and work together to get through this time supporting the ones who need it the most.  Solidarity is our new economy!

Martha, homeschooling her son
Martha, homeschooling her son
Martha Ready for her graduation
Martha Ready for her graduation
Mar 6, 2020

We are ready for a year of new adventures!

STEAM Project
STEAM Project

We have had a year full of enriching experiences for our students, each one of them having as a north the development of integral human beings, capable of exercising responsible citizenship and assuming the commitment to change their worlds through a very personal project, but that is also collective.

Our program has grown, and this reinforces our mission of being catalytic agents of change within the community to which we owe ourselves. Today we serve more children, from earlier ages and with a comprehensive proposal that includes artistic training, development of life skills, emotional and academic support, but that has also given space to innovation, science, the awakening of curiosity and solidarity

We are proud to return to society our second graduate, Valentina; an integral teenager and a great reference for her classmates. We also celebrated the departure of José, who was recognized with a talent scholarship to advance his academic training at Codarts University in the Netherlands. Both are an example for their classmates, and a source of pride for their teachers.

For us as dancers, it is a challenge to put into words what it means to accompany children and adolescents in this beautiful journey oriented to develop their artistic and human potential.

If we had to choose a word today, it would be thanks.

We thank our students for their commitment and hard work.

Our parents, our main partners and allies in this journey

To our committed work team, which transmits in each word and every action the essence and soul of our intervention.

In a very special way, we thank you for being part of this dream.

  

Analida Galindo and Marlyn Attie  

Co Directors – Enlaces

Old Panama - Cultural Trip
Old Panama - Cultural Trip
Enlaces Advanced group
Enlaces Advanced group
Trip - Panama Book Fair
Trip - Panama Book Fair
Technical training - Photography
Technical training - Photography
Enlaces - Annual Presentation
Enlaces - Annual Presentation
 
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