Jobs, Training and Education for Argentine Youth

by Fundacion Cimientos
May 13, 2010

Lucas gets a scholarship!

Lucas speaking at his last Student Retreat
Lucas speaking at his last Student Retreat

*versión en español a continuación

Lucas lives on the banks of the river, in a house without electricity or basic services. He gets up at 4 am. to ride his bike 1 km on a paved road and 2 km. on a dirt road to the train station where he leaves his bike. After an almost 2 hour train ride, he arrives at the National University of La Plata to study Business Administration.

Thanks to the Graduates Network team, Lucas and 4 other Cimientos program graduates received a scholarship to study at universities.

In order to achieve this, the Graduate Network team researched what institutions granted scholarships throughout the country. Then, it contacted many of them and worked with them in order to nominate our program graduates. Our team determined which students were interested in studying business courses and then personally invited them to present the necessary documentation in order to apply for a scholarship.

Students participated in a career guidance workshop and on March 11th their scholarships were confirmed! They will receive a financial stipend and monthly tutoring and mentoring. They will also participate in study methodology workshops and in cultural and recreational outings organized by the non-profit organization that granted their scholarships.

If you want to get to know Lucas, please watch the following video on YouTube where you can see him when he showed his appreciation for having the opportunity to participate in the Cimientos Scholarship Program at a Student Day.

Thanks for all of your support and for having made it possible for Lucas and other Cimientos graduates to receive this well deserved scholarship!

The Cimientos Team

Lucas says: Hi, I`m Lucas Díaz, Cimientos graduate and I want to tell you that I`m studying at the university without any problems (only minor difficulties that can be resolved) and that I have been selected for a scholarship from the foundation that Cimientos recommended me too. I just wanted to tell you about me... Regards Lucas Díaz Cimientos Program Graduate 2009 Quilmes, Argentina

Lucas vive a la ribera del río, en una casa sin luz ni servicios. Se levanta a las 4 A.M. para subirse a su bicicleta, recorrer un 1 km de camino asfaltado y 2 km en camino de tierra hasta llegar a la estación de tren donde guarda su bicicleta. Luego de un recorrido en tren de casi 2 horas y caminar además 20 minutos, llega a la Universidad Nacional de La Plata para estudiar Administración de Empresas.

Gracias a la gestión de Red de Egresados, Lucas y otros 4 egresados de Cimientos obtuvieron una beca de una asociación civil para cursar carreras universitarias en universidades públicas.

Para lograr esto, el equipo de la Red de Egresados hizo un relevamiento de qué instituciones otorgaban becas a lo largo del país. Luego fue tomando contacto con varias de ellas y trabajando en forma conjunta para postular a nuestros egresados. En este caso, se detectó quiénes de nuestros jóvenes estaban interesados en estudiar carreras relacionadas con el mundo empresarial y se los invitó personalmente a presentar la documentación para aplicar a dichas becas.

Los alumnos participaron de un taller de orientación vocacional y el 11 de marzo se confirmó el otorgamiento de sus becas. Recibirán una ayuda económica y un acompañamiento mensual a cargo de tutores y participarán de talleres de metodología de estudio y de salidas culturales y recreativas organizadas por la asociación civil que otorga las becas.

Si querés conocerlo a Lucas, podés acceder al siguiente video en YouTube donde, en una Jornada de Encuentro de alumnos becados, él agradece el haber podido participar del Programa de Becas Escolares de Cimientos.

¡Gracias por todo su apoyo y haber hecho que sea posible que Lucas y otros egresados consigiuieran esta beca tan merecida!

Equipo de Cimientos

En las palabras de Lucas: Hola soy Lucas Díaz, egresado de Cimientos y quería contarte que estoy cursando la facu sin ningún problema (solo dificultades menores que se pueden resolver) y además quede seleccionado como becado de la fundación al cual fui recomendado por ustedes en Cimientos. Bueno solo quería informarles en que ando... besos y saludos a Cimientos Lucas Díaz Egresado 2009 Quilmes

Lucas and other program graduates
Lucas and other program graduates
Lucas with his sponsors, the first time they met!
Lucas with his sponsors, the first time they met!

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Fundacion Cimientos

Location: Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Capital Federal - Argentina
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Project Leader:
Maria Hilaire
Capital Federal, Buenos Aires Argentina

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