In February of 2023 we celebrated the 13th year of our scholarship program with a reunion of many of the former students. Each graduate spoke of the value of their education, and the importance of the funding and encouragement supplied by CAFA. The 17 graduates thus far have used their education and training to obtain work they enjoy, allowing them to be self-supporting and productive. Interestingly several of the graduates are pursuing or planning to pursue further education.
School supplies were once again given to 50 students in elementary and secondary school.
Our scholarship program is designed to encourage children in primary and secondary school to enjoy school and succeed to the best of their ability, so that their focus changes away from what they cannot change – their scars – to what they can change – their prospects that come from success in school. For those who wish to continue after secondary school, we accept applications for scholarships in post-secondary school. In March 2023, CAFA accepted another student into the program.
CAFA began funding scholarships for ANIQUEM patients from the CAFA transport program in 2011. We have 17 graduates, and 5 students in the program
Anibal, the newest student in the post-secondary part of the scholarship program, plans to study to be an electrician. He would like to eventually go to university to study electrical engineering but right now is delighted to be able to study at technical school near his home in Tacna. He was an enthusiastic participant at camp in February and is in the CAFA transport program.