Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
Ganexa Art University, offers a social scholarship program in areas such as Plastic Arts, Film Arts, Photography and Gastronomy, aimed at benefiting applicants from indigenous groups, minority groups and those at social risk. The selection criteria includes academic level, interest of the applicant and verification of the applicant's socio-economic situation. The program aims to work on the right of access to a decent education, equal opportunities, and gender equality, as well as the right to access to cultural goods.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
At present, more than 18 young people have benefited from the project since it was founded in 2008. Between one and two social scholarships are provided annually. These cover the full cost of the study programs, health insurance, student card and laboratories. However, many of these young people need a diet or subsidy to settle in Panama City and attend their studies. The university does its best to offer employment opportunities to these students, but being a private and relatively small institution, the program is limited by its resources.