Animo is a Spanish word that means “encouragement.”

It implies the act of reassuring, inspiring, or cheering someone on to overcome a challenge. Broadly, it means “Don’t give up! You can do it!”

Thus, Animo is necessary for everyone who has passed through the long tunnel of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for those who strive for public safety and health.

ASEZ members in Faucett, Peru, held an ASEZ concert as part of ANIMO Campaign at the Hospital Militar Central del Peru [HMC] on June 15, 2022 to comfort the hospital workers who made great efforts for the health of the local residents.

The orchestra and the choir performed classical music and traditional Peruvian folk songs. Additionally, ASEZ’s “Cheer Up” campaign, which conveys comfort and hope to communities all around the world, was introduced through the panel exhibition.

About fifty soldiers and the hospital officials were present at the concert, including Colonel Juan José Padilla Montes the Director of Health Information at HMC, Lieutenant Paola Muñoz Velásquez the Head of Human Resources at HMC, and Captain Alejandro Cuti the Head of Public Relations at HMC.

Colonel Juan José Padilla presented the certificate of appreciation to ASEZ, saying, “Everyone, including me, had a difficult time due to the pandemic. With the music, I could feel the richness of life for a moment. I appreciate your great comfort and encouragement.”

Lieutenant Paola said, “ASEZ allowed us to work with more enthusiasm and hope. I feel the energy that you brought here. It has filled this place.”

Captain Alejandro said, “Music touches the souls of other people, so it is important. I ask you to continue with this concert.”

Just as music connects people across national borders and achieves harmony, ASEZ will take steps to change the world by understanding and having empathy with people around the world through constant communication.