As most of you know, EARTH University is home to students from over 25 different countries across the globe, many of which are from very poor areas of the world. In December, several EARTH students will be graduating, but won’t be able to share that special moment with their families since they can not afford a plane ticket. For this reason, EARTH’s fourth-year students have been raising money for those who’s parents do not otherwise have the means to bring their families to the ceremony.
“Once we have completed our studies at EARTH, we want to share that special moment of our graduation with our relatives, the people that raised us and gave us courage,” said fourth-year student Johanny.
EARTH students of the Class of 2010 have been working hard to gather funds to support their colleagues. So far, a committee of fourth-year students have organized student parties among other efforts to collect money. One of the biggest events they hosted was a fair on campus where students could share typical food, dance, and other cultural aspects from their home countries. Over 5,000 visitors came from surrounding towns to enjoy the festivities and support EARTH that day.
The students have also created a Facebook page for the cause: http://www.causes.com/causes/503287. Please visit the page for more information, send the link to a friend who you believe would help, or spare a few dollars yourself! Any donation amount is appreciated.
“Our aim is to bring 100% of senior students’ parents to the ceremony,” said Johanny.
These students have worked hard to obtain a degree which “is only the beginning for transforming humanity,” as Johanny explained their education’s global impact. A donation could be your way of saying “thanks,” and encouraging the environmental change for which these students have worked so hard.