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14/10/2010 15:14:45

Haiti - Agronomy : 10 scholarship students at Earth University in Costa Rica
Program Scholarship of the "Open Society Foundation" and the International Network FOKAL, support the curriculum of 10 Haitian students at Earth University in Costa Rica.

The university Earth offers primarily a teaching model that allows students to work with farming communities during their studies and approach farming in a multidisciplinary perspective and learning by doing.

This educational model integrates the scientific and technical knowledge, social responsibility and environmental ethics, sense of values and entrepreneurship. Students work with farming communities that are within the land reform program in Costa Rica where they apply the concepts of diversified agriculture and reflection on energy sources renewable and environmentally friendly. Students are encouraged to constantly question via diaries and develop their sense of observation, in addition to science, also sociological.

Its mission is to train leaders bearers of ethical values to contribute to sustainable development in tropical areas and build a prosperous and fair society.

The ten Haitian students were identified and selected by the university Earth, which has its own networks in Haiti, which has itself requested the Open Society Foundation for scholarships for the completion of the course 4 years of these students. Five of these students are already in Costa Rica, including 4 girls.

Learn more about Earth University:
Earth is a private university, international and non-profit that supports multiculturalism and equal opportunities. The university has 370 students from 23 different nationalities. Other Haitian students have been fellow earlier in this university.

Earth was created in 1986 through an Act of Costa Rica, with support from the Kellogg Foundation and the Agency for International Cooperation of North America, USAID, has deliberately chosen not to "grow up" and can pay full attention necessary for students to develop with them the qualities of leadership. The first graduating class in 1990, 20 years ago.

Earth is located in Guácimo, Limon, in the humid tropics of Costa Rica of 3.375 hectares on which are installed classrooms and laboratories but also an experimental farm, a commercial plantation of bananas, areas of reforestation and forest reserve.

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