CONEXION - Creating a Sense of Community

by Fundacion Calicanto
Oct 11, 2012

41 Year Old Zunilda Learns To Use a Computer!

Girls at Computer Class
Girls at Computer Class

Zunilda Conde is a 41 year old CAPTA graduate; CAPTA is training for employment through a 7 week intensive course for women offered by Fundacion Calicanto. Zunilda did not receive formal education and has spent most of her life working as a house maid.  After CAPTA, she joined a group of women who have organized to take basic computer classes in Calicanto and expressed to us that her experience has enriched her life. "I always thought I was too dumb to use a computer but you have taught me how to use one and now I even have a Facebook page!"

When Zunilda, who was born in an indigenous community in Panama, arrived in Calicanto, she was shy and introverted. She had very little confidence and a low self-esteem but today she is a stronger woman and has joined this group to learn basic computer skills that will help her look for jobs and better opportunities.

This is CONEXION. It's a space for women to get together and learn from our volunteers and from each other. Keep supporting this program so that we can continue giving women like Zunilda, the right tools to escape poverty.

Zunilda on her first day
Zunilda on her first day
Ladies have fun in class
Ladies have fun in class
HP volunteers help CAPTA women
HP volunteers help CAPTA women

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Fundacion Calicanto

Location: Panama City, Panama - Panama
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Dalys Rodriguez
Panama, Panama

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