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Press Release #9

February 2011
Panamanian American Academic Network
Colon, Republic of Panama


  1. As part of its ever-expanding effort to be the difference in the lives of elementary school children at risk in the City of Colon, Republic of Panama, the Panamanian American Academic Network ( implemented a series of new initiatives during 2009-2010.
  2. The new initiatives implemented by PANAM Network were all designed to reach out to an ever-expanding network of students in the City of Colon to encourage educational excellence, values reinforcement and cultural appreciation. These initiatives include:
  • Expanding the network of schools eligible to be part of the Academic Economic Grant Program to include Colegio Abel Bravo as the first High School to be part of PANAM Network initiatives. Six students each received financial grants at Abel Bravo High School.
  • Providing six additional economic grants to school children of Escuela Republica del Uruguay as part of the 100th Anniversary of the School.
  • Providing financial recognition awards to 18 elementary school children who participated in and were winners of the second annual composition contest sponsored by PANAM Network. The students who won the composition contest were recognized and acknowledged at a celebration Mass at St Joseph’s Catholic Church on October XX. 2010 in the City of Colon.
  • Supporting the implementation of music appreciation initiatives in partnership with the Office of the Governor of the City of Colon and the Pastor of St Joseph’s Church. PANAM Network provided a total of 14 guitars for use in the music appreciation program.
  • Creating a composition, grammar and writing workshop for the student winners of the composition contest sponsored by PANAM Network. This initiative was the result of the recognition (as a by- product of the composition contest,) that students needed remedial assistance.

Guitar Ceremony

Composition Service

Awards 2010


Workshop 2010


Prof McIntosh addresses group


Awards 2010

Special Awards:

  • Jorge Brathwaite President of PANAM Network was recognized during the 100 Anniversary celebration ceremonies of Escuela Uruguay for his efforts on behalf of elementary school children in the City of Colon.

Folkloric group Escuela Rep. Uruguay 2010


Composition Award Ceremony – 2010

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