His main motivation has been love
From a very young age, Jorge has identified himself with his professional vocation whose main motivation and inspiration was his mother:
“Every day I used to wake up very early to watch my mother do her makeup before she went to work”.
This led him to believe that we can all do wonderful things and improve the world if we offer our best side.
Amit Ray, yoga writer and professional, once said “Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements.”
If this is the case, then the most inspiring poet at Calicanto is Beatriz Cañas, CAPTA yoga teacher.
Only 19% of Panamanian women over the age of 40 visit health centers to undergo the basic breast cancer test.
This low index inspired a woman called Lulu Diaz to establish the project “Caravana Rosa” or “Pink Caravan.”
Through a service of mobile units with equipment installed inside, this group takes the exams to low-income women in different communities across Panama.
Health arrives at their doorstep inside of a rented bus and through a dedicated group of volunteers.
But what does Fundación Calicanto have to do with this mission?
When we started Enlaces, our mission encompassed more than simply dance and theatre. We longed to be a light for our students, in order to guide them to a better economic and social situation.
That was five years ago. Enlaces was young and the coordinators dreamed of a program that could reach the fame of international projects of the same quality. This year, more than any other time, we have living, tangible proof of the real impact that this initiative can have.
This proof has a name: José.
At the Foundation, we use the word “volunteer” to encompass a wide range of people.
Artists, professors, writers, filmmakers, activists, we crowd them all under an umbrella that consists of nine words, all for the sake of efficiency.
But the truth is they all represent a diverse set of tastes, passions, and dreams. One thing brings them together: a deep love for human beings.