PBO Scholars to visit Universidad Nacional de La Rioja in Argentina

April 30, 2013 in Programs

One of the missions of the Patronato Benéfico Oriental (PBO) is that our merit scholars–through our Program de Becas– are supported throughout their journey in secondary education.  Through this program, students who excel at the Hogar del Niño are able to obtain university degrees and become accomplished professionals, bettering the circumstances for both themselves and their families.

Geuri García Rosario y Natacha Mercedes Silverio, two of our outstanding scholars, both attended school at the Hogar del Niño.  Entering the institution and the ages of 9 and 12, respectively, Geuri and Natacha were raised and educated at the Hogar, where they, like all of our students, were offered continued support and assistance in health, nutrition, and education.

Graduates of the school in 2009, these two scholars achieved academic excellence that allowed them to benefit from scholarships in the Becado Program, allowing them to continue their studies.  They are both currently in their tenth cuatrimestre at the Architecture school at the Universidad Central del Este (UCE) in San Pedro de Macoris.

Before graduating the Architecture program at UCE, Natacha and Geuri must present a thesis, and have been offered the opportunity to realize this work at the Universidad de la Rioja in Argentina.  The experience will be a great installment in their academic career, and allow them to further develop as professionals.

The PBO and Hogar del Niño proudly congratulate Natacha and Geuri for their achievements and work ethic, which have allowed them to such a great and exciting opportunity.