CEM graduate Aymara was again selected by the Organization “Youth Moves,” her second selection (the first being in 2013) to participate in the Youth Leadership School. She was selected along with 27 other youths from across the country to participate in the Leadership School, which develops training activities for a year. This experience that involves sharing with other young people and is very enriching for our students who come from rural áreas. Aymara is a born leader, and was elected delegate of her class by her companions, a worthy representative of the CEM and the surrounding community. Aymara finished her studies in CEM in 2013.
5 CEM students traveled to the capital of Asuncion to participate in the charitable event “La Comilona de TELETON”, consisting of a great fair to benefit the Teleton Foundation. During the event, the CEM had a stand where they sold products produced on the CEM farm, such as tomatos, peppers, mandioca/yucca, peanuts, honey, dulce de leche, jam, etc. Additionally an exposition was mounted with Yerba Mate, where information was given about Mbaracayú Lodge, and the different tourism packages available to visit the reserve.It was very successful and many products were sold, all for the autosuficiency of CEM and prepared specifically for the Teleton. The event happens annually with thousands of people in attendance, and is an activity hosted by Foundation Teleton to finance their activities. Vendors are invited to sell their products, with a percentage benefitting the Teleton and its activities for children with neuro/muscular/skeletal disabilities.
Former Centro Educativo Mbaracayu (CEM) alumnus Numila, began studying Teaching Education in Ygatimí. She is teaching third grade at the local school of her community, with support of the Ministry of Education. She finished her CEM studies in 2012, and the degree she obtained empowered her to achieve the Teacher role in this small native school of Mboi Jagua.
Now she can fulfill her dream of continuing her Teacher Education studies thanks to a scholarship provided by Fundación Paraguaya, which will allow her to be better prepared and able to teach her students. Numila serves as a great example to her community the value of perseverance and a good education.