Every June, Zamorano´s Alumni Office carries out the “1 Day for the Scholarship Fund” campaign, a request of one day’s salary contribution from very Zamorano employee to the Unrestricted Scholarship Fund. Approximately 236 employees join this cause annually. Twenty percent of the donors are the beloved “paisas” who, day by day, teach to students in the fields on the learning by doing modules.
At this moment in time, the campaign is underway on campus. It has been adapted to reach as many people as possible despite social distancing in the workplace, resulting in an entirely electronic virtual campaign. As in years past, the goal is to demonstrate Zamorano faculty and staff commitment to students by exceeding the $11,000 campaign goal.
The 1 Day for the Scholarship Fund campaign was created in 2015. To date, the initiative has raised over $50,000. The eleven students that have received support from the fund have hailed from Haiti, Honduras, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, El Salvador, Ecuador, and Nicaragua. Eight have already completed their Zamorano education and are now at the forefront of agriculture, supporting the development of their communities.
This campaign is a testament to the strength and unity of the Zamorano faculty and staff community. Regardless of individual contribution amounts, the collective results make a powerful difference…one that changes the future for Latin American youth.