María’s Story

María is 17 years old and lives in the rural region of La Sierra Nevada, on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, where she attended our ‘Education, Livelihoods and Entrepreneurship’ project. 

In December 2023, she graduated from high school, where her favourite subjects were Spanish and chemistry. During the project, her dedication and passion for education shone through, and she is now studying a technical course in pharmacy, 

One day, María dreams of setting up her own business. Earlier this year, we were delighted to offer her a full scholarship to study international business at university, so that she can be one step closer to reaching her goals. 

María will be the first of her family to attend university, and thanks to this scholarship, she will receive the support that she needs along every step of the way and to help secure the bright future that she deserves.

Inspiring future scholars

María is one of our four students who have been selected to receive full scholarships to fund their university degrees through our new programme in partnership with Politécnico Grancolombiano and Fundación Universitaria del Área Andina.

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