Educate Sustainability Leaders at EARTH University

by EARTH University Foundation

Summary

Send a student to EARTH University and change a life, a community and a country. EARTH empowers young people from impoverished regions with the skills necessary to implement lasting, positive change.
$33,300
total raised
122
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

Rural areas in the developing world are often where the fewest opportunities exist. At EARTH, we make a special effort to recruit from rural communities with more than 70 percent of our students coming from rural areas. EARTH University completely finances 50 percent of the cost for all of its students through an endowment and, thanks to the support of donors around the world, provides additional need-based scholarships to approximately 80 percent of all of its students.

Solution

EARTH offers a four-year undergraduate program in agricultural sciences and natural resources management that emphasizes values, ethics, entrepreneurship and environmental and social commitment. This project provides funds to cover one year at EARTH.

Long-Term Impact

EARTH’s approach to education encourages alumni to return home to share knowledge and create opportunities. More than 87% of our alumni have returned to their home countries as job creators and agents of lasting change for a sustainable future.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.earth-usa.org

Organization Information

EARTH University Foundation

Location: Atlanta, GA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.earth-usa.org
EARTH University Foundation
Project Leader:
Liliana Salas-Grip
Atlanta, Georgia United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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