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Press Release #6

September 10, 2010
Panamanian American Academic Network
Colon, Republic of Panama

FOURTH ROUND OF FINANCIAL GRANT (BECAS) DISTRIBUTION ON AUGUST 25, 2010

PANAM NETWORK TO PARTNER WITH THE GOVERNOR OF COLON AND CLERGY TO ENHANCE MUSIC APPRECIATION AMONG SCHOOL CHILDREN IN THE CITY OF COLON, PANAMA

FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR, THE PANAMANIAN AMERICAN ACADEMIC NETWORK, ONCE AGAIN EXPANDS ITS EFFORTS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF PANAMANIAN CHILDREN AT RISK.

    1. On August 25, 2010 PANAM  Network was recognized during the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Escuela Republica  Oriental del Uruguay for the efforts by PANAM Network on behalf of the school children in the City. Mr. Jorge Brathwaite, President of PANAM Network is a 1958 graduate of the school.

 

    1. In recognition of the achievements of the school over these 100 years, PANAM Network extended economic assistance grants to six school children of Escuela Uruguay who have demonstrated academic excellence despite being from economically challenged family units. One of the awarded students is from the Cuna Indian Tribe with unemployed parents. Another of the students is being raised by an unemployed grandmother. And yet another student is being raised by a single unemployed mother.

 

    1. The children receiving grants from PANAM  Network were:
      First grade            Mileyka Arelis Santizo Hall 4.7
      Second Grade       Sammyreth Samma Bosquez 4.6
      Third Grade Christian Reinal Nunes Alveo 4.76
      Fourth Grade Yahbimelek Aneris Estupinan 4.7
      Fifth Grade Yarneli Maylin Lopez Jimy 4.1
      Sixth Grade Jalem Jamal Ramkin 4.6

      Grade point average ( 5 Maximum)

 

    1. During the Centennial Anniversary Ceremonies, the Governor of the City of Colon Mr. Pedro Rios applauded Mr. Jorge Brathwaite, President PANAM  Network for his leadership in trying to reach back and lend assistance to school children in the City who desperately need positive reinforcements. Governor Rios extended his warmest thanks to PANAM  Network and hoped that there could be other education enhancement initiatives that the group would consider supporting.

 

    1. In subsequent meetings and discussions with Governor Rios and Father Alcibiades Guerra from Saint Joseph’s Church, Mr. Brathwaite was requested to seek support for a program to bring guitar training to school children in the City.

 

    1. Governor Rios and Father Alcibiades believe that music education can lead to success in school, expanded intelligence and ultimately success in life.

 

    1. Mr. Brathwaite pledged his support and the support of PANAM Network in fostering guitar musical training among Colon City School children. 

 

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