New Cambridge and Newport Schools are closing education gaps in Santander

This program is especially important at this time when more than 2.8 million public school students in Colombia have not been able to return to the classroom in person. “This year, each Redcol school awarded four scholarships, reaching over 80 student beneficiaries in different cities of the country,” said Oscar Ray, Director of Redcol Impact.

The schools that are part of Redcol that award scholarships are: Colegio Santa Francisca Romana, in Bogotá; The Vermont School in Medellin; New Cambridge School and Colegio La Arboleda, in Cali; The New Cambridge School and Newport School, in Bucaramanga, The British School in Cartagena; Bureche School in Santa Marta; and Gym of the North, in Valdobar.

To gain access to the scholarship, children must be demonstrated to live in Class 1 or 2, have a school mission identity and ownership, outstanding disciplinary behavior and an above grade average. “This is one of our great commitments to increasing educational inclusion in Colombia. We believe in the responsibility we must open to boys and girls for a better present that allows them to build a future with greater opportunity,” Ray said.

59% of scholarship recipients are girls, promoting gender equality, one of the axes of social responsibility the organization promotes. Likewise, 31% of scholarship holders stand out on the honor roll of their schools for their outstanding academic performance. The new call for scholarships will open next academic year, to learn more about Redcol’s social responsibility programs visit: www.redcol.co.

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