Children  Panama Project #32102

Dance education project for 60 at-risk children

by Fundacion Gramo Danse Vetted since 2018 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit

Summary

The project Danzarea gives scholarships to 60 at-risk children and teenagers in Panama to learn aerial and contemporary dance, and how culture can better their lives. Creativity, discipline, and concentration are encouraged in order to build their self esteem and values, and how to thrive regardless of situations of violence and other risks in their communities.

$50,000
total goal
$38,573
remaining
72
donors
1
monthly donor
3
months

Challenge

There are currently more than 2,500 children at social risk only in Panama City according to the Secretaria para la Prevencion de la Delincuencia Juvenil. The public education system is deficient and lacks culture as a part of children's integral education. As a result, generations of young Panamanians remain in poverty, surrounded by violence, lack of values, respect, integrity and work ethics. This project will contribute to the cultural and integral education of 60 children in 2018.

Solution

Danzarea provides a safe place for children to grow and develop their abilities and skills through aerial and contemporary dance. This learning process instills cooperation, self respect and for others, and conflict resolution skills to raise good citizens and provide tools for them to break the poverty cycle in which they were born.

Long-Term Impact

This project which started in 2008 has benefited already more than 2,500 children and teenagers from at-risk communities in Panama City, instilling love for art and culture. Danzarea will contribute to the integral education of this 60 children with the goal that they remain in the project until they complete high school education. They will be encouraged to finish school, continue with university studies, and become young adults that will sustain a job and finally break their poverty cycle.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.gramodanse.org
Foundation Web Site
Last year annual presentation.

Organization Information

Fundacion Gramo Danse

Location: Panama - Panama
Website: http:/​/​www.gramodanse.org
Project Leader:
Fiorella Macrobio
Panama, Panama
$11,427 raised of $50,000 goal
 
87 donations
$38,573 to go
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