Oct 30, 2018

Women building Community

“One woman can bring change to a family and many women together will bring change to humanity.”

Musimbi Kanyoro, President and CEO of Global Fund for Women.

 

For Fundacion Calicanto, the CAPTA program is an engine to build community and empower agents of change in our world. It is a space in which women discover their value and ability to transform their environment and turn it into opportunities for growth.

Today we celebrate the achievement of all the 1,530 women who have gone through our programs and the potential of the children who have seen in their mothers the example of improvement and effort. We celebrate family, friends, trainers, sponsors, volunteers and all the people who have been part of this project during the last 12 years. 

We remain motivated to reach more beneficiaries in Panama and to continue making innovative and positive improvements in our processes and methodologies to increase opportunities for women, families and communities.

Last week we had our traditional Family Day with our 50th CAPTA group and we have prepared a video for you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Is7hcbOkMU

Thank you for being part of this family!

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Sep 18, 2018

In CAPTA I learned to break pattern of violence

Today we raise our voices, with our own words.
Today we raise our voices, with our own words.

“In CAPTA I learned to break the pattern of violence”

 

“I am a domestic violence survivor and grew up in a violent home, no woman should have to live in fear”. When Agustina joined the program, she was an unemployed mother of 2 children. She came to Fundacion Calicanto depressed and with low self-esteem but eventually pieced her life back together.

The Mission of our Women, Gender and Identity Workshop is to break the cycle of domestic violence by providing the tools which allow women to make positive choices and lead their lives without fear of the future. As Agustina said: “In CAPTA I learned to break the pattern of violence. I opened my eyes and realized I deserve respect and that I must make that decision myself.”

Agustina is one of our graduates. She persisted until the CAPTA vocational phase and took the intensive Housekeeping Training. As a very strong woman, she pursued her dreams and now she runs her own housekeeping service company, where she hires CAPTA graduates and other women in the community.

Women like Agustina motivate us to continue our work with CAPTA. We are currently training 30 beneficiaries from different communities in the CAPTA 49. These women have stood out for their desire to learn and at the same time have encouraged us with their openness.

The first phase of the program is about to be completed with a focused on Human Development. It has been like an awakening because through the trainings in Emotional Intelligence, Assertive Communication, Gender and Women rights, and others, the women are prepared to deal effectively with their inner conflicts, self-esteem and their misconceptions about themselves and others.

In CAPTA, Human Development is thought to be cultivated and enhanced throughout life.

Empowerment of women through vocational training
Empowerment of women through vocational training
The CAPTA program is designed to empower women
The CAPTA program is designed to empower women
Help women fighting poverty cycle. Donate now
Help women fighting poverty cycle. Donate now

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Sep 11, 2018

Once again boys and girls of Enlaces touched us

Dancing is dreaming with my feet
Dancing is dreaming with my feet

Once again the boys and girls of Enlaces touched us, challenged and questioned us.

 

Sincronía showed us a group of young people increasingly aware of their context, their environment, but also the power of their voice.

 

This performance was the result of a process of reflection and creation from the arts, which was oriented towards exploring the concerns, demands, and proposals of adolescents and the vision of the country they wish to build. Through this performance, Enlaces became a platform that allowed young people's voices to be heard, their approaches, their demands, and their proposals.



I witnessed the positive impact that is made in the life of each of the children and the passion with which each one expressed themselves on stage. It was really moving and special to see their movements, gestures, dedication, and concentration. All this spoke to me of the high degree of commitment that they have with both the Enlaces organization and their lives.

René Irigoyen
Causa Nuestra

 


Enlaces is giving opportunities to a group of young people who will be able to make deep changes in their lives. Training does not come only through physical discipline, the most important thing is the mental projection of these children towards new dimensions of life.

Marie Claire de Bueno



I am deeply impressed. There is so much energy and enthusiasm in those children! It seems that it will never be enough for them. They could go on forever! I love their creativity and their hunger to move and express themselves.


Anne Sophie Fenner
Coreógrafa y bailarina Suiza


 
We appreciate the support of our strategic partners SENNIAF and UNICEF, which allowed us to serve as a platform for the projection of self-confident and productive adolescents, to show their contributions to the welfare of their communities and recognize them as active subjects of rights, capable of exercising responsible citizenship.

Today we raise our voices, with our own words.
Today we raise our voices, with our own words.
We embrace hope as a revolutionary act.
We embrace hope as a revolutionary act.
Changes are possible, but we need allies.
Changes are possible, but we need allies.
We are using our own language to create
We are using our own language to create
 
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