“The first group of students at the project now serve as an example for the others. The students are so motivated that even eight-year-old girls want to participate in the Education for the Future in Santander”, says Francisco Tarazona, headmaster at the Florentino González School, enthusiastically.
Much more motivated young people
During a conversation with the Coffee Growers Committee of Santander, the headmaster talked about the many advantages of the community project. Students developing concrete skills that they can apply at their farms is definitely a great addition to the existing curriculum. He also finds that the young people’s motivation to learn and to work at the farms has increased greatly. There is also a wonderful exchange of knowledge happening, both among the students themselves and between the students and their parents. According to the headmaster, the project is changing the manufacturing practices at the farms as well as the vision for the future of many coffee farmers.
This is also shown in the testimonials we collected.