For the academic calendar of Colombia, where the semesters start in February and July, what we do is a fundraising process to have more resources and award the scholarships next year (2019) and impact more social leaders in Colombia.
During 2018, the Foundation awarded 35 new scholarships to young Colombians who are pursuing postgraduate studies at the Javeriana University, the MAD Program at the Universidad de Los Andes and the Catholic University of Oriente in Rionegro, Antioquia.
120 scholarships were also renewed for students who continued their curriculum during the current year.
From the beginning of the Foundation to date, 384 scholarships have been awarded to young Colombians, with the desire to continue their academic training and contribute to the country from different areas of knowledge.
With the support of the Faculty of Economics of Public Policies of the Universidad Del Rosario, the Evaluation of results and Impact of the foundation was delivered.
The study confirms that the population that has completed postgraduate studies has minors unemployment rates, higher salaries and lower split unemployment gap by gender.
It also shows that 95% of the recipients have the perception of positive changes in their quality of life (progress in personal well-being) and 87% also consider that it impacts the quality of life of their family. 94% consider that thanks to the opportunity of the scholarship they feel with more tools to generate benefits to the community.
In terms of income generation, there is evidence that the Foundation's scholarship is a factor that influences a positive change on the stratum of the beneficiaries and their income.
These results motivate the Foundation to continue in 2019 to manage resources and allies to positively change the lives of many young Colombians from the opportunity of studying for a postgraduate degree in the country.
¡Thank you to each of you for supporting our cause!