There are far too many children that don't have an opportunity for an education beyond 6th grade. In one community in Panama, Education is Power is changing that. Currently, we are funding the costs for approximately 40 young people to attend high school, college, or trade school.
Education is Power has purchased 10 tablets to assist in teaching English to young children. This will provide increased employment opportunities since English is highly regarded by employers. Tutoring is provided by volunteers.
There is a lack of education for adults, especially women. For 3 years, Education is Power has funded a women's seminar to focus on women's health, legal rights, parenting, and empowerment. This program has gained the attention of other villages, and will be a combined effort going forward. Education is Power is proud of this movement.