Scholarships will be awarded to students from Alto Trujillo in Peru to enable them to pursue higher education.
Last Wednesday, 27 April, during the course of the GLOBAL ACTION WEEK FOR EDUCATION (25-30 April), a collaboration agreement was signed between the company BIOLAN Microbiosensores and EGOAIZIA, Association for cooperation and development, to implement cooperation initiatives for development related to the universal right to EDUCATION.
Both BIOLAN and EGOAIZIA believe that EDUCATION is an essential right to break the cycle of poverty and the driving force for social transformation towards a more supportive, sustainable and just world. That is why both entities want to join forces so that girls and boys can exercise and enjoy their right to an equitable, transformative and quality EDUCATION throughout their lives.
The first initiative to be launched in this context of collaboration consists of a programme of SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, aimed at female students from the Alto Trujillo Settlement in the city of Trujillo, Peru. The scholarships will consist of annual endowments to cover the costs of university studies or vocational training for those students whose family financial resources would not allow it if they did not have them, and will be managed through the nuns of Santa María de la Providencia who run the Fe y Alegría 63 Educational Institution.
The signing of the framework collaboration agreement took place at the EGOAIZIA offices in Eibar and was signed by the General Director of BIOLAN, Asier Albizu, and the president of EGOAIZIA, Blanca Cabezudo.
BIOLAN, a biotechnology company located in the Zamudio Technology Park, confirms with this initiative its commitment to cooperation for the development of the most disadvantaged groups, pursuing a fairer and more equitable Society, and providing opportunities, especially in Education and Employment, and increases its actions in the fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
EGOAIZIA is an independent, open and collaborative Non-Governmental Organisation for Development, which was set up in Eibar and constituted as an association in 2000. They work locally with other organisations and individuals to build more equitable, fair, democratic and supportive societies.