Education is a path out of poverty. Teenagers from Denver are helping make that path a little smoother for some of their peers in the CFCA Scholarship Program
this week in Guatemala.
The teens from the United States worked alongside Milton, a CFCA scholar, to prepare soil for planting celery, lima beans and pumpkins during a unique CFCA awareness trip.
The teens ended the day with a feeling of satisfaction knowing they helped out a new friend, and they left with some cool souvenirs — gifts from Milton’s parents.
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Students and scholars at a CFCA youth forum in Delhi, India.
How many students does it take to create a youth forum in India designed to help young people continue their higher education?
Read more to find out!
Eat your veggies! CFCA scholars in Cali, Colombia, decided to grow a vegetable garden to make an impact in their community.
Read more about how they got started
Katie Lockee, a sophomore at Rockhurst University and a member of the Kappa Eta chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha, recently returned from a service visit to Guatemala. While she was there she had the opportunity to meet Estela, the girl her sorority sponsors through CFCA. Find out how a 6-year-old brunette with chocolate brown eyes melted her heart and changed her life.
From left: CFCA scholar, Yilber, helps sponsored children Daniela and Naye with their homework.
Yilber, a CFCA scholar in Colombia, helps tutor sponsored children as part of his service for the scholarship program. Harry Garcia, our communications liaison in Colombia, interviewed Yilber, who explained why education is so important to him and to others in his community.
Benedictine college students from Kansas celebrate with Faustina and her family in front of her new home.
A new home has a monumental impact on Faustina’s family and on the group of students from Benedictine College in Kansas who traveled to El Salvador to help build the house.
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Mayela, CFCA social worker in Nicaragua.
Mayela at a monthly meeting with parents of sponsored children.
Bismark reviews sponsored friends’ cards on their way to sponsors.
Bismark was promoted from a correspondence specialist to a CFCA accountant.
When CFCA scholars graduate from the program, what happens next? For many former scholarship students, their new career may be right where they started. Read the personal success stories of Bismark and Mayela in Nicaragua.