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Five Panamanian youngsters have received support to start their university studies and vocational training
Panama City, 13 April 2012.- Fundación Telefónica is still committed to supporting youngsters making the transition to adult life. This week, five of the programme participants received grants to continue with their university studies or vocational training.
Carlos Royo, Rubi Santana and Pablo Jaén will be able to go for degrees in Business Administration and Human Resources, English Studies, and Maritime Administration respectively. On the other hand, Jeremías Melo and Astrid López will venture into vocational training in Accounting and Computer Science respectively. All of them are part of the Fundación Telefónica's Jóvenes Programme, which aims to support the teaching community and entrepreneurship projects, among other goals.
Grant recipients took part in a selection process carried out at different locations throughout Panama, by Fundación Telefónica and the Private Sector's Council for Educational Aid (Cospae). The selection process took into account academic, social and psychological criteria.
There are 50 Nicaraguan participants in Fundación Telefónica's Jóvenes Programme; all of them come from Proniño, a programme that aims to eradicate child labour. The goal is to help these kids to transition into a mature and successful adulthood through grants, courses and workshops and an international network.