Frutera Supports Guatemalan Students to Obtain Scholarships to Study Agricultural Careers

Frutera supported the XNOX/BAM art action and provided $25,000 to benefit the Endowment Fund for Agricultural Development in Guatemala of the school El Zamorano, which grants scholarships for young people from the rural areas to study agricultural careers.

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Yuri Tecún, a student from San Marcos, Guatemala, benefited by Frutera to study at El Zamorano

Ever since I was a child, I dreamt I had a university career so that I could help my family.

Guatemala (PRWEB) October 13, 2012

For the second consecutive year, the XNOX/BAM art auction took place and Frutera was one of the sponsors. Funds of the activity will be donated to the Endowment Fund for Agricultural Development in Guatemala of the school El Zamorano, which grants scholarships for young people from the rural areas. Currently there are four Guatemalan scholarship holders: Yuri Tecún, José Buezo, Pedro Carrillo and Manuel de Jesús García Chaclán.

Frutera also provided $25,000 to the Fund to support students with limited resources. For five years Frutera will donate the same amount each year. Among the scholarships holders financed by the company, is Yuri Tecún, a student from San Marcos who shares how she has excelled herself.

“My name is Yuri Tecún, I currently live in the municipality of Mixco, Guatemala, but my family comes from El Tumbador, San Marcos. I come from a low income family; my mother is a fighter who has raised my brothers and me. She does odd jobs in order to give us everything necessary and has always given us support to study”, said one of the students benefited.

“Ever since I was a child, I dreamt I had a university career so that I could help my family. Thank God, I had the opportunity to study in institutions of academic excellence. I studied at the National Central School of Agriculture (public) thanks to a full scholarship, that’s where I got interested in agriculture and enrolled in El Zamorano in 2008. The first year was funded by USAID and the last three years by the Endowment Fund for Agricultural Development in Guatemala”, added Tecún.

For more stories like this one, visit: http://www.bamxnox.com/zamorano/testimonios-becarios-universidad-zamorano

The auction, sponsored by Frutera, had seven works by Antonia Matos. Besides, 80 lots of internationally and nationally recognized artists were auctioned.

About Frutera:
FRUTERA INTERNACIONAL is one of the largest companies in the agribusiness sector of Guatemala. Its main business is the production and export of top quality bananas. It has CSR programs to improve the quality of life of its employees and communities.
Read more: http://www.frutera.net/eng/about_us.php


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