During the Scholas Youth Cyber Meeting, Panama’s Deputy Minister of Education urged young people to continue learning about art, culture and sport.
In the framework of the World Youth Cyber Meetings that Scholas has been holding, Zonia Gallardo de Smith, Panama’s Deputy Minister of Education, spoke with more than 120 young people from different cities around the world.
At the event, Zonia Gallardo de Smith, Panama’s Deputy Minister of Education, urged the young people to go ahead and continue learning about art, culture and sport, as these are vital for the comprehensive education of students. She also underlined that “the pandemic shows us the importance of being together as a family, of being alive and of the fact that God has given us one more day to serve others.”
Through anecdotes and words of thanks, the children were really happy to have spent several weeks alongside the entire Scholas family and had the opportunity to express themselves and their emotions.
Bryan Rodriguez, from Panama, was very grateful for everything he had learned at these meetings, and he noted that: “Entering into this technological space was an exciting adventure, full of thousands of questions and very few answers. Thank you all for being part of this, without you I would not have been able to overcome all the things I have been through. I love you all very much. I want all young people to know that there is a second chance to dream, laugh and grow.”
Likewise, Carolina Castillo, from Panama, shared that “Scholas is my second family, the people who fill me with energy and good vibes at every meeting, bringing a smile to my face. I thank you for making the quarantine less sad, for making us feel eager for the next meeting to come. Thank you for welcoming me into this family and for arriving when I needed it the most. And thank you, Scholas Panama, for giving me the opportunity to be a member of the family.”
Before bidding farewell to the young people, they shared a musical and fun moment to round off the meetings, paving the way for the new stage of the University of Meaning.