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Nicolas Dosman was born in Bocas Del Toro in 1927, but spent his childhood in Changuinola, where he attended school up to the fifth grade. After spending some years away from Bocas, Dosman returned, determined to start a radio station in the region. He faced significant discrimination from local officials who were reluctant to support him, and from competitors who tried to put him out of business. Nevertheless, Dosman stayed, and is still running his self-built radio station to this day. Mr. Dosman now lives with his wife, and they have five children, some who live in the States, while others have made successful lives in Panama. They all graduated from the Instituto National in Panama and he is very proud of them, saying that they “never failed” him. Despite the fact that Dosman stopped attending school at an early age, he has taken many correspondence courses throughout his life, including electrician and radio technological courses from the United States. His dedication to lifelong education is the basis for his message to Panama’s youth: “Education is the key to the world.”
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