For the second year in a row, the Autonomous University of Bucaramanga, ONAP, participated in the “Vamos Pa’lante!” , which aims to provide “rescue scholarships” to undergraduate students who were at risk of abandoning their studies due to economic hardship, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year the campaign managed to raise more than $7 billion, and the total amount allocated to Unab was more than $620 million, an amount that the university was able to benefit 84 students in the first semester of 2022. In addition, there was money left to be allocated to scholarships New in the second semester.
To provide incentives, the university held a small ceremony to formalize the Vamos Pa’lante Scholarships 2021.
“I want to encourage you that this new semester that you are developing and the one that you are missing to finish your academic program, be classes to which you dedicate your best effort, all your energy and all your preparation so that this moment of graduation is the one for you,” said Juan Camilo Montoya Buzzi, Principal Onab University: “This is a moment of rushing in and out to find opportunities for personal and professional growth.”
The aim of this agreement is to benefit 600 students from the participating universities: Eafit, Icesi, Autónoma de Manizales, Ibagué and Tecnológica de Bolívar.
“We believe in education, in opportunity and in the power of union. That is why we salute this kind of initiative to contribute to building a community of opportunity. A community that opens doors for young people like you, who want to fight,” said Claudia Molina, Head of National and International Relations at Unab and a donor to Vamos Pa’lante. for dreams.”
Juan Camilo Montoya Buzi, President of Onab University, who had already participated in the first edition of this campaign, noted that financial support for students was essential.
Vamos Pa’lante came at a very difficult time, of changes and above all a great deal of uncertainty, such as the pandemic of young students and parents whose incomes were affected. Thanks to last year’s donations, we were able to support 176 students in their last semester to finish their degrees and enter the job market.”