A Tribute to the Panama Canal Construction Workers
Statement of Purpose
The Houston Association of
Panamanians, Inc. is a Texas registered not-for-profit organization which was developed to promote charity within the
community and abroad. In addition, the association was further organized to advance the cause of higher learning, and
to disseminate information about the people, culture, and country of the Republic of Panama; including the presence and contributions
of Afro-endemic Panamanians to the national fabric. Four premises underscore the purpose of our organization:
a. Provide general transition assistance to individuals and
families in the process of assimilating into an evolving
culture in the United States of America.
b. Advance the cause of higher learning and skills
development through academic scholarships and work
readiness support for self suffiency. This ultimately translates into
constructive civic contributions.
c. Promote charitable outreach services to individuals
families in need within or beyond the Houston area and
d. Promote socio-cultural activities to advance public
appreciation for the history and culture of the Panamanian
people; including folklore, foods, costumes, language,
art, and music.
If you were to summarize the reason why this association was formed, it would be for this basic
reason: "To Preserve the Past and Inspire the Future".