Visit of Ivan Adamovich in Medellín on February 1/2, 2016


Summary of the visit report and fotos

The exchange with the local committee, the visit of the two partner institutions EAFIT and Instituto Pedro Justo Berrío and discussions with scholars and alumni have confirmed that the country program for Colombia is well underway. The alumni organization CESE is becoming ever more dynamic: It is now funding four scholar and thus twice as many as in 2015. The Agreement for Co-financing with the University EAFIT, launched in 2011 by Franz Stirnimann, was extended. Thus, by 2022 a total of 30 additional students will receive scholarships financed to 50 percent by Fundación Educación and to 50 percent by the university. Fundación Educación will be responsible for the support and selection of the scholars. The established criteria and principles of our foundation will be applied without restriction under this Agreement.

The two-day visit program included a meeting with the rector of EAFIT, during which the Cooperation Agreement EAFIT-Educación was signed, a meeting / sandwich lunch with current scholarship holders at EAFIT, a dinner with alumni including a short presentation of the Alumni Association CESE and a meeting with scholars of the Instituto Pedro Justo Berrío. In addition, an intensive exchange of ideas was carried out with Alirio Jaramillo, President of the Local Committee, and with other representatives of the local committee and the CESE.