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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 and
         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, 
         dance, art, and music.

 "Preserving the Past"

  "Inspiring the Future"