Students celebrate graduation day at CEM
Saturday, December 17, the graduation ceremony of the Mbaracayú Educational Center was held, in which 31 young women from the area of the Mbaracayú Reserve received their Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences.
In rural areas, receiving a bachelor's degree is a challenge for young women, so this graduation means a very important achievement for the families and communities to which they belong, They now have environmental technical skills and stand out for their knowledge and leadership.
This is the sixth group of graduates from the school, which, since 2009, has been changing the lives of adolescents in an environment of vulnerability, affected by the gender inequality that is common in the area. To date, there are already 212 students who have graduated from CEM.
The event was held at 8 am at the Mbaracayú Educational Center (CEM) located in the Mbaracayú Forest Natural Reserve. Dozens of relatives and friends of the graduates accompanied the ceremony, in addition to the school staff and the Moisés Bertoni Foundation.
Yan Speranza, Executive Director of the FMB participated in the award ceremony; Enrique Dyck, Member of the Board of Directors; Daniel Jacquet, General Manager of the FMB; Sonnia Sanabria, Director of CEM and Professors Elizandro González and Maximina Ozuna, sponsors of the promotion.
From the Mbaracayú Educational Center and the Moisés Bertoni Foundation, we celebrate this achievement with our students and their families.
The 2016 CEM promotion participated in several competitions during the three years of middle school education, including the Poverty Stoplight Olympics, organized by Fundación Paraguaya, which consisted of facing challenges for the elimination of poverty.
In 2015, the students of the second course (sixth promotion) won the first prize of this contest, which gave them the opportunity to visit cities in Brazil.
They also participated in several fairs in which they exhibited outstanding works, with products and brands elaborated by them in the framework of their entrepreneurial education.