Teaching and Tutoring in Public Schools Teaching and Tutoring in Public Schools Chame, Panama La Escuelita
The school teaching and reinforcement program seeks to demonstrate for a better education, promoting participation through spaces for effective participation.
Local Sea Turtle Conservation Punta Chame, Panama La Escuelita
The Sea Turtle Conservation project seeks to sensitize the inhabitants of the coastal communities about the importance of environmental conservation and sea turtle.
Help in Construction Chame, Panama La Escuelita
Our main objective is to build La Escuelita, as well as improve the homes of families who need this support, so that they can finally have a safe place to call home.
Cultural exchange and arts Panamá, Panama La Escuelita
The cultural and educational exchange seeks to a better education and promote participation through spaces for the effective participation of the indigenous community.
Teaching at Home and Family Development Chame, Panama La Escuelita
The volunteer will be able to accompany and transmit their knowledge to children of different academic levels to reinforce and improve their school performance.
Supporter at a Workshop for Women Chame, Panama La Escuelita
Empower women through education and training in gender equality in the social, family and work spheres.

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Project Details

We develop and support projects focused on teaching and conservation of sea turtles and animals.

Who we are? and What we do?
We are a socio-community project that seeks to contribute to the educational and social growth of several villages in Panama.
In many parts of Panama, it is common to find children and young people who have educational difficulties due to the limited resources available to them. Based on this problem and the common passion for education of many of the people who fight for the improvement of education in our country, we decided to create a space where we can have an impact with school reinforcement to improve the quality of education for the population.
 
The sustainability of the project depends on the participation of volunteers, which is why we have been creating learning spaces in the village of Chame and the schools, as well as going to the homes of the children we have on the list (in need of support). These spaces are available for people who have the desire and enthusiasm to accompany us in this experience from 2 weeks.

Where we work?
The teaching methodology of the Panamanian education system is often quite traditional. Many of the children have a high rate of absenteeism, failing to pass the exams to enter secondary school (one of the reasons why they drop out).

Seeing the low indexes in the quality of education that Panama has, the neglect of natural areas and mistreated animals, as well as being the country where I was born and studied, I decided to collaborate and support volunteer projects or projects that were focused on providing educational tools according to the age of the children, to give them within our possibilities a future with better opportunities and adequate social and work possibilities.

Despite this need, Panama is often a country: 
  • For sure
  • With a good economy (although it does not reach all its citizens).
  • Culture and traditions that are maintained in the different provinces. 
  • Places such as beaches, volcanoes, biodiversity of fauna and flora.
  • Experiences that you can only live in a country that is considered to be a "tri-race country" because of its cultural diversity.
Because of the above mentioned, it is an ideal destination for a volunteer, both young and old, as you can walk around in peace and quiet and visit the unique places that Panama has and support education.

Mission
To promote the growth and development of the skills of children and young people with educational difficulties from vulnerable communities through teaching, educational and leisure games, in order to provide more targeted support to ensure personal and professional growth.

Vision
To create opportunities to achieve skills development for children and young people from vulnerable communities.

Values
  • Strength: Strength, balance and prudence in working with the children and young people who attend our after-school space are the best guarantees of the work and growth we do, as well as creating long-term value for them.
  • Respect: We strive for self-respect, respect for the rights and dignity of all people and respect for children.
  • Honesty: It is necessary to create an honest environment within the school review space where we work with the children, as well as the people who work directly with them, the teachers.
  • Social Responsibility: We know that to involve the children and the community where they live in the activities we do, it is necessary and vital, the participation of families, teachers, coordinators and volunteers, seeking the intermediation between all social actors through the collaboration and work of volunteers in the projects and activities that we develop.
Why volunteer in Panama and why volunteer with us?
  • Many of the children have a high rate of absenteeism, they do not manage to pass the exams to enter secondary school, (one of the reasons why they drop out of school). 
  • Not to mention the lack of environmental awareness in the communities that are located near protected areas where sea turtles and other species live and live there.  
  • Another much-needed project is the protection and care of wild animals in Central America, which due to deforestation, illegal trafficking, attempted domestication or mistreatment suffer a decline of the species year after year.
  • The escuelita has also been involved in preserving the customs and cultures of indigenous communities that have been largely rejected by society.
Seeing the low rates in the quality of education that Panama has, the neglect of natural areas and mistreated animals, besides being the country where I was born and studied, I decided to collaborate and support volunteer projects or those that were focused on providing educational tools according to the age of the children, to give them within our possibilities a future with better opportunities and adequate social and work possibilities.

Through projects such as Donate your voice, one child, one backpack, donations of school materials, food and transport, we have reached more than 3,000 children in the community where we work.

We try to generate the greatest positive impact in the areas and places where we collaborate. 
The main focus of the project is on
NPO Status
Yes, registered non-profit organization
Foundation Year
2015
Contact Person
Evelin Pineda
Evelin Pineda
Spoken Languages
Spanish
English

Social Impact

The participation of volunteers in each of the projects has strengthened the commitment to the values and mission of our association this year:
A direct impact has been generated on the people in the places where the projects have been developed.
  • More than 3,000 people approximately (all year round).
  • 6 projects (Sewing, Donate your voice, reading circle, food donations, home gardens, entrepreneurship counselling). 
  • Collaboration with other local NGOs
  • Awareness-raising and informative workshops
Pursued Sustainable Development Goals

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