Bud Keith Scholarships
Estefania will soon receive a four-year degree in journalism from the University of Panama. She's finished her course work and is working at a radio station as part of her required practical training. The photo shows her on the job. We've been assisting her since 2016. Twenty-five professional TV, radio, and print journalists, including Estefania, recently competed in a contest run by SENADIS, a government agency that promotes the rights of the disabled. The competing journalists did not have to be disabled but their stories had to be about inclusion of the disabled. Estefania took first prize in the radio category. In 2016, to help celebrate its 25th year of service, the Patronato held a contest for public speaking. Estefanía won first place. You can see her oratory on YouTube. Her topic is the value of assisting visually impaired people and the important role the Patronato plays in this. She specifically cites two programs supported by our donations, mobility training and computer training.