One of our success
stories lies the Moreno family in Bogota, Colombia. The family came to us for
help in 1996. The family and their three boys live in a very poor neighborhood
on the out-skirt of Bogota. The mother is a cancer patient and the father is a
handy man with limited work and education skills. They were unable to educate
their children Alfredo, Pedro, and Mauricio.
Colombo-American Education Foundation gave these children the opportunity for a
bright future. Today the boys are high school graduates.
Alfredo came to us at the age of 14 and was with CAEF for Three years. He
obtained a high school diploma and is presently working. Pedro came to us at
the age of 12, Five years with CAEF, and obtained his Degree in Computer
Systems. Mauricio came to us at the age of 10, Seven years with CAEF, and
obtained a high school diploma. Because of the generosity of CAEF, this family
has three educated children that are productive members of society.
Pedro wrote to CAEF(Translated)…
"The purpose of my letter is to let you know my educational progress for
which I have been blessed by your organization. Today I am attaching a copy of
my degree of Computer System Technician. I feel proud of myself to have
accomplished my educational goals. It has been important to demonstrate my
accomplishment that I worked very hard to obtain. I sincerely thank you for
your help during all these years. I do not know what would have been of me
without your help. I will like to keep in touch; please do not hesitate to
call. I would like to know other young kids in your program that have also
achieved their goals like me. God bless you and your families."
A thank you letter
from Jamir Pascuas Quimbaya(translated), who graduated in 2009 as
Occupational Technician of Petroleum Production from The Petroleum Institute.
CAEF gave him a 5 year educational scholarship.
That my God blesses you one
thousand more times! I thank God that you appeared like an angel in my life
when I most needed someone. Because through your invaluable help with the
scholarship you provided I am starting to striated-up my life.
Regarding my studies, I want to tell you that I tried very hard to do well
notwithstanding the various difficulties and roadblocks that I have had in my
way. As if March 02, 2008 I obtained my degree in Occupational Technical
Certificate in the production of oil wells at the Petroleum Institute
"TEPEINS' in Neiva.
I also want to tell you
since May 1st 2008 I was able to obtain a job at the KAPPA COMPANY RESOURCES
because of my education and some help from my cousin that is also working for
the company. The salary is not much for now but the important thing is to gain
experience so I can get a better and higher place of employment in the future.
Dona Margarita I hope that very soon, I can meet with you personally and I can
thank you for everything you have done for me. May God bless you and take care
of you so you can continue spreading good and sacred seeds among us.
Jamir Pascuas Quimbaya
Jorge Andres Tovar Polania received
a Doctor Veterinarian & specialization in Zoology 2009. CAEF granted him a
5-year University scholarship.
Yeimi Tatiana Patino Cadavides received a
Bachelor degree in Nursing 2009. CAEF granted her a High school education and
4-year University scholarship.
a 4-year University scholarship Camilo Mendez Bachelor Didier received a Bachelor Degree in Graphic
Design 2006. CAEF granted a High School education and a 3-year Trade School
Carolina Moreno Carvajal received a Bachelor Degree in Industrial