Rotary Club USA Volunteers in Casco Viejo

Casco Antiguo Panama Casco Viejo

Last week, Casco Viejo`s Neighborhood Association (AVACA) and a group of 15 students from the Rotary Club in the United States dedicated a week of really hard work into helping restore a theater space at Santa Familia`s community center.

The theater will be a great addition to the Community Center, which already has a Theater Club and a dance program called Enlaces, where children from Casco Viejo and Chorrillo receive a holistic education that includes not only dance instruction and help with their normal school homework, but also therapy and general support. Enlaces is a program from Fundación Calicanto, an organization that aims to break the cycle of poverty through education.  Yesterday we posted about CAPTA, their program focused on women.

Very soon, this small theater will become a wonderful place to share, explore and create!  Panama is very much needed of affordable spaces where artist (young, old and in the making) can express themselves, and ideas can flow.

We would like to thank Faith and Mike for putting it together and to the whole gang for their super hard efforts!!!! And to Conservatorio S.A. for donating all the construction material and providing with professional guidance!

And here is a video of the kids of Enlaces… enjoy!



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