Ajijic liaison starts fund to help stranded students at the Technical College
Expat liaison Héctor España Ramos, owner of Manix Restaurant in Ajijic, sets up a tuition fund to keep students in school
Ajijic Ex-pat Liaison Héctor España.
Patrick O’Heffernan, Ajijic. In a normal year, the Technical College in Ajijic certifies over 100 students for good-paying jobs in a variety of fields, but this year, because of the Covid-19 economic slowdown, there are no jobs and the usual part-time employment many students rely on to p[ay tuition have disappeared, leaving any students stranded without tuition or living money. Ajijic Ex-pat Liaison Héctor España Ramos has started a fund to support them.
“You may not be aware of our Technical College in the Libramento. It prepares and certifies youths for high paying secure technical employment and houses over 1200 students a year. However, this year, there are so few jobs that 364 students will have to drop out due to the inability to pay the $125 dollar/ semester tuition.,” said España Ramos.
There are 161 students currently at risk, he added, pointing out that $125 will pay the annual tuition for a student. Both male and female students in all majors from engineering to culinary arts are at risk.
España Ramos has set up a tuition fund to support students. Donors receive a name, picture and information on the student they are supporting. The response from the community has been strong, although not nearly enough to provide tuition for all the students who need tuition help.
“I want to thank you to all the people who have helped. We are getting good donations but we need more for all the students. If we can do this for pets, why not students? “he said.
People can donate at PayPal using the address firstname.lastname@example.org for dollar donations to a friend, or they can call him at his cellphone 33 10650725 to arrange a cash donation and choose the student they want to support.
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