6,066 scholarships have been awarded by Comfenalco Antioquia

Comfenalco Antioquia has awarded 6,066 scholarships to boys, girls and young adults enrolled in regular private schools, from transitional grade to eleventh grade or in specialized quality institutions of the department, to continue the school year and reduce school dropout rates.

Carolina Franco, Director of Social and Intellectual Care at Comfenalco Antioquia, specifies that this support includes people with physical, hearing, visual, intellectual, psychosocial (mental) disabilities, deafness, blindness and multiple disabilities, who with comprehensive care will achieve levels of independence and autonomy because social, educational and labor inclusion is promoted .

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The beneficiaries, membership category A and B, will have access to quality education in 501 private schools and 19 specialized institutions, thus reaching 69 municipalities in the nine regions of Antioquia.

“The scholarships are an example of Caja’s commitment to providing relevant, high-quality and accessible education for all. We continue our goal of providing social and intellectual well-being and a better quality of life for families in Antioquia through our educational commitment,” adds the Director.

Stephanie Burgos, who dreams of being a surgeon, psychologist or criminologist, is one of the scholarship recipients. Any of these professions will make her happy knowing that she must first complete primary and secondary school with high quality to study and get more opportunities. “What I like most about studying is spending time with my friends and learning, and one learns something new every day.”

Zoraida Varun, Stephanie’s mother, confirms that this support contributes to the family’s well-being and her daughter’s education, as it helps them reduce the economic burden on the educational level and thus improve the quality of life.

Courtesy: Comfenalco Antioquia

Scholarships allow access and continuity of children, adolescents and youth in the regular education system of a special character and favor the process of admission of persons with disabilities and their families, to comprehensive care services in specialized institutions that meet specific needs.

This educational opportunity seeks to benefit associates from remote areas of Antioquia, who have little income, with monthly payments in private schools, in institutions alternately (virtual face-to-face), through mentoring, training and support processes.

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