The ceremony took place at Fundehumac’s training center, "Stiches of Love" museum, on January 20. It was well attended and this time, forty members of the Arch World Sailing Club, which is headquartered in London, visited us for the fifth time. Parents, family members of our scholars, as well as the children of Paso a Paso were also present.
In 2018, three scholars graduated from university level studies. Elkin Boto graduated as an Information and Computer Technologist; Minoska Huertas Robles, as an elementary school teacher and Salvadora Bornachera became a chef.
The program welcomed three new students: Angie Meza will start the fifth semester of Systems Engineering at the Magdalena University; Vanessa Yanse will start her studies in the field of 3D Technology for Design and Animation Competition; Jose Alberto Sinogama will begin studies to become a pre-school teacher. Jose is a member of the Wiwa Indigenous Community.
At the ceremony, 35 children received school kits and two pairs of shoes to begin their studies this year. These children, in the Paso a Paso program are mentored at the Center or Museum.
With last year’s graduation the Magdalena Foundation, Inc. has helped 130 Colombians to graduate as professionals. With the exception of Minoska, who just graduated, they are all employed.
On behalf of the MFI Board, I thank all of you who have supported our efforts to educate those meritorious students, who lack the resources to reach their potential.
Haroldo L. Suarez, President