Canadian Association aids English language teaching in Santiago

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A delegation from the Canadian Association of Panama (CAPA) recently visited Escuela Anexa El Canada (EAEC) in Santiago, province of Veraguas to donate textbooks and workbooks for the teachers of English and their students.

CAPA is a registered charitable organization and with the cooperation of the Canadian ambassador has coordinated Canadian ex-pat efforts to assist this school, which bears their country’s name.

De izquierda a derecha Enrique Williams, Mercedes de Castillo, Celedonia Barria (Vice-presidente), Nineth Castrellon (Director), Joseph Dziver.

De izquierda a derecha Enrique Williams, Mercedes de Castillo, Celedonia Barria (Vice-presidente), Nineth Castrellon (Director), Joseph Dziver.

Upon arrival at the school, CAPA board members Sr. Enrique Williams (president) together with Prof Joseph Dziver and Sra Mercedes de Castillo were surprised and delighted to be escorted by a student “guard of honor” prior to meeting the school principal, Prof. Nineth Castrellon. Also present were VP Celedonia Barria and English Professor Rodolfo Batista. Student Ian Alfu gave a weloming speech.

Florida State University was thanked for their donation of the books presented by CAPA.

Escuela Anexa El Canada has a student body of 1514 in its 63-year-old building. More books are needed for teaching English at the elementary level, as well as language reference books, English/Spanish dictionaries and media projectors.

Prof Castrellon is promoting a student/teacher exchange with Canada. Parents are in support and willing to house and board their counterparts.

Learn more about CAPA and its activities: email: enriwil@gmail.com

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  1. Pat Taylor said:

    Hi. I am retiring in June from a Canadian school where I teach a Kindergarten class. I was wondering about short and long term teaching opportunities at your school for the next school year.

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