Send Baru Students to Training School for a year

by Fundacion Hernan Echavarria Olozaga
Send Baru Students to Training School for a year
Send Baru Students to Training School for a year
Send Baru Students to Training School for a year
Send Baru Students to Training School for a year
Juan David
Juan David

Dear Donors,

We would like to start by thanking you for your generous donations through Global Giving to support the project “Send Baru students to Training School for a year”. We are confident that with your help, we will soon reach our funding goal.

The following is a brief summary of the progress of the project you have supported:

Thanks to your donations, we are currently supporting 7 Baru students that attend to the Technical and Entrepreneurship School of Baru Island.

As we informed in our last report, the first 5 students, Rosalis (chef), Divisley (bar tender), Fauricio, Wilner and Juan (electricians), started to receive their transportation aid on May 2015.

We have given them a total amount of $3.058.176 COP for transportation.

All 5 will soon end the academic phase of their careers (6 months) and start the practice phase.  

Recently, 2 new students were selected to receive the transportation benefit: Dargelis and Yesenia. They both are studying accommodation at the Technical and Entrepreneurship School of Baru Island and will receive monthly $200.000 for transportation, starting in October.

Testimonies

In addition to the information given above, we would like to tell you a little bit more about the students you have supported.

This is why, we have prepare 2 testimonies, taken from a short interview we made to Juan and Fauricio:

Name: Juan David

Age: 20 years old

Carreer : Residential electric instalations

 ¿Why did you choose this career? “I always liked the electricity field. Since I was a little boy I was interested in this area”.

 ¿How studying this career has changed your life? “I have had strenghts and weaknesses but I have had new experiences. Now I have bases, before I didn´t have the knowledge you need to be an electrician”.

¿What do you think about theTechnical and Entrepreneurship School of Baru Island? “I think that the School is a very good opportunity that has been given to us, because it is not easy to study as the universities are too expensive”.

¿How the transportation benefit has influenced your studies? “In fact, it is a great help because sometimes we don`t have the money to go everyday to class; thanks to the transportation aid, we can attend to all of our classes.

Name: Fauricio

Age: 18 years old

Career: Residential electric instalations

¿Why did you choose this career? “I chose this career because I have always liked it. Sometimes I have even worked with my father. It is a career that is very useful en the comunity where we live, in which there is a lot of electric work needed.

¿How studying this career has changed your life? “My life has chaged a lot because before I wasn`t studying so I kept walking around, searching for trouble and doing bad things. Now, I have the oportunity to study and strenghthen my skills.

¿What do you think about theTechnical and Entrepreneurship School of Baru Island? “The School helps all the Baru community and specially its young people, because it gives us the opportunity to study.

¿How the transportation benefit has influenced your studies? “It has been a great help because our parents don´t have enough money to give us for our transportation every day. Thanks to the benefit, we can go everyday to school.

We will continue to post regular reports to keep you informed on the project progress.

With gratitude,

 

Ana Milena Ordosgoitia and the Hernan Echavarria Foundation team

Fauricio
Fauricio
Juan David during classes
Juan David during classes

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4 of the beneficiaries at the School
4 of the beneficiaries at the School

Dear Donors,

We would like to start by thanking you for your generous donations through Global Giving to support the project “Send Baru students to Training School for a year”. We are confident that with your help, we would soon reach our funding goal.

The following is a brief summary of the progress of the project you have supported:

As we informed in the last report, 6 students from Baru started their technical studies at the Technical and Entrepreneurship School of Baru Island.

All of them started to receive their transportation aid on May 11 2015.

Rosalis studies cuisine. Divisley is studying to be a bar tender. Fauricio, Wilner and Juan are studying to become electricians.

Elver begun his studies to become an electrician too, but he retired because he found a job, in which the working hours were incompatible with the School’s hours.

We have given to the 5 current students a total amount of 1.576.392 COP in transportation aid, as the following chart shows:

Name               May               June               July               Total amount per Student               Note

Rosalis             $176.000       $192.000         $208.000       $576.000         

Divisley            $176.000       $192.000         $208.000       $576.000

Fauricio           $46.488         $72.732           $92.976         $212.196                                            Fauricio takes Wilner to    

                                                                                                                                                       class everyday in his      

                                                                                                                                                       family´s motorkike. 

Juan                $46.488         $72.732           $92.976        $212.196

TOTAL            $444.976       $529.464         $601.952      $1.576.392

Fauricio (with Wilner) and Juan use their family motorcycle to go from Baru to the School in Santa Ana. We weekly give them a ticket to get the fuel they need at the Pasacaballos Gasoline Station.

On the other hand, we hired two Moto taxis (a transportation commonly use in the Island) to take Rosalis and Divisley to Santa Ana, two times a week, taking into account that they sleep in town the other two days.

Finally, we want to let you know that 4 more young interested students from Baru have applied to study accommodation at the Technical and Entrepreneurship School of Baru Island, so if they are accepted, we would give them too, the transportation aid.

We will continue to post regular reports to keep you informed on the project progress.

With gratitude,

 

Ana Milena Ordosgoitia and the Hernan Echavarria Foundation team

Fauricio and Wilner in the motorbike they use
Fauricio and Wilner in the motorbike they use

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Baru girls studying cuisine and table and bar
Baru girls studying cuisine and table and bar

Dear Donors,

Thanks to your donations and interest, we have raised 2.424 dolars for the project "Send Baru Students to Training School for a year". We are confident that with your constant support, we will reach the goal of raising 14.000 USD.

The following is a brief summary of the progress of the project you have supported:

About the Training and Entrepreneurship School and the Students selection

The construction is finished. The equipment and tolls needed are already placed in the School, waiting for the students to start using them. We have filled the forms needed by the Energy Company to provide power to the School and we are waiting for them to connect the facilities to the transformer.

After inviting all the Islanders interested in attending the School, we received the completed forms and the National Learning Service Organization proceeded to register the ones who complied with the requirements.

158 people registered to study cuisine, table and bar, construction and electricity, 6 of which live in Baru town, located in the south part of the Island.

On April 10 and 14, respectively, the classes for cuisine, table and bar, construction and electricity started with the induction. The Students attend classes at the Hernan Echavarria Foundation offices in Santa Ana, until the power is connected in the Training and Entrepreneurship School.

About the Students

As we informed, 6 Students from Baru started their technical studies, 2 women and 4 men.

The ladies are studying careers related to tourism while the gentlemen are studying careers related to construction.

All six of them are single. 5 graduated from school last year and 1 the year before.

The men studying construction (2) and electricity (2), travel everyday in 2 motorcycles owned by their families. They all share the fuel costs.

The girls studying cuisine (1) and table and bar (2) don’t travel daily from Baru to Santa Ana. Because of the high costs of transportation, they stay with relatives and friends living in Santa Ana.

About the transportation support

Taking into account the special transportation conditions of each of the students and the fact that with the amount raised to the date ($5.179.363 Colombian pesos) we can only help one of the beneficiaries with the transportation for the whole year, we concluded that to be fair, we should distribute the resources in a way we can help the 6 of them.

This is why, starting on April 11 we will support the current beneficiaries with the money you all have donated, as we continue to describe, for the following 20 weeks of classes:

As the 2 girls have a place to stay in Santa Ana, they will be able to go home to Baru 2 times a week (in the middle of the week and for the weekends). This would cost $1.360.000 Colombian pesos per each.

As the 4 boys have to buy the fuel for the 2 motorbikes they use to get to Santa Ana, they will receive a weekly transportation benefit. This would cost $270.000 per each.

We will continue to post regular reports to keep you informed on the project progress.

With gratitude,

 

Ana Milena Ordosgoitia and the Hernan Echavarria Foundation team

Electricity student
Electricity student
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The Training School on February 9 2015
The Training School on February 9 2015

Dear Donors,

Thanks to your donations and interest, we have raised 2.325 dolars for the project "Send Baru Students to Training School for a year".

This is a big opportunity for the Hernán Echavarría Foundation to continue working (with your help and with the community) towards improving quality of life of people living in the Island.

We will be posting regular reports to let you know what your donation has helped fund and what accomplishments we have achieved.

The following is a brief summary of the progress of the project, you have supported:

About the Training and Entrepreneurship School

The construction is almost finish. According to the Inspector´s report, it is 95% completed.

We have also purchased all the equipment and tools needed in order to start training the Students in various skills related to tourism and construction.

Tha Foundation has been coordinating with the National Learning Service, organization in charge of hiring the Professors.  

About the Students selection

 The Foundation informed the community about the Training School through the local radio station, posters and house to house visits, in order to encourage them to apply and become technicians.

We have been receiving the application forms and the requested documents from the people interested in studying.

163 people from the Island have registered, 9 of them from Baru town. They are interested in studying Cuisine (2), Table and Bar (3), Construction (1) an Electricity (3).

Even thought our goal was to help 5 Baru Students to go to Training School in Santa Ana, we are confident that with your help we will be able to help all 9 with the transportation expenses.

The transportation support will begin once the Applicants are admitted and The Training and Entrepreneurship School opens, which we expect to be in April the latest.  

We will continue to post regular reports to keep you informed on the project progress.

 

With gratitude,

 

 

Ana Milena Ordosgoitia and the Hernan Echavarria Foundation team

An applicant registering
An applicant registering

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Fundacion Hernan Echavarria Olozaga

Location: Bogota / Cartagena, Cundinamarca/Bolívar - Colombia
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Project Leader:
Ana Milena Ordosgoitia
Cartagena, Bolivar Colombia
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