13 de February de 2015 - 12:56 pm Tiempo de lectura: 2 minutos | No. de palabras: 372 | 676 visitas
Eight months of effort and dedication has paid off. 14 students in the “Go Yachay” scholarship program, originating from Urcuquí, graduated from the New Mexico State University (NMSU) in the United States.
Excited parents, siblings, grandparents and loved ones gathered last night in the service building “Yachay Store”, to be participants in the graduation ceremony of their relatives via streaming.
The event was attended by Daniel Suarez, Zone Coordinator of Senescyt; Mario Guijarro, Regional Manager of IECE; Andres Troya, Infrastructure Manager, Yachay Public Company; and Fernando Cornejo, Technical Manager, Yachay Public Company.
“Knowledge has definitely changed our lives. Eight years ago this kind of initiative would not have been possible. The ‘Citizens’ Revolution’ gives opportunities to all. Therefore, it is essential to continue believing in this important process of transformation,” Cornejo said.
Young Urcuqui residents expressed gratitude to Yachay and they desire to return to their town to invest their knowledge into new projects of tourism and productive development in the area.
“I want to feedback the knowledge I have gained at this time in order to benefit groups of associations of services of my city, thus contributing to the improvement of the economy and life of the people of Urcuquí” said Valeria Potosí.
During these months, the students have improved their ability in the four disciplines (listening, reading, writing and speaking) of the English language and have acquired knowledge in tourism and hotel management, learned to design proposals in the area of tourism development, created guides and tours, learned about customer service; and to end the program, conducted internships at major US companies with outstanding grades.
“Today we are facing a concrete reality, a concrete effort that magnifies the work of the National Government. This achievement of Go Yachay Scholarship holders is for the benefit of our families, “said Suarez.
“I am so proud of my child who has achieved this award. I never imagined that a member of my family could access this. I’m really excited, “said Segundo Mina, Go Yachay Scholarship holder Jorge Mina’s father.
Yachay Public Company with the Secretariat of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (SENESCYT) funded intensive training in English for 14 youths from Urcuquí, who will soon return to the country, with the aim of increasing the capacity of local human talent,. (SA-YACHAY-EP)