Belatrix joins FONBEC to create a scholarship program that will help brilliant students of low resources complete their education.
School desertion is a major issue among deprived children, regardless of how well they do in school. While they have the potential to become successful professionals, their day to day opportunities make it hard to get the financial footing in order to succeed. Belatrix made the decision to join FONBEC, a local non-profit organization, to set up a scholarship program that is centered on helping exceptional and promising students who are living in a poverty situation. The goal is to help them attend school and finish their education without feeling the need to drop out and work in order to get by.
The program is named after Miguel Giaquinta, one of the most beloved Belatrix’s members. He was the type of student that Belatrix was thinking about when they set up this scholarship, an example of hard work and effort against all odds. Belatrix knows personally how much he struggled to finish his studies to become a brilliant engineer. The company decided to create a scholarship to help children in similar situations so they can overcome financial problems and reach their life goals.
The system assigns a godfather or godmother to each child involved in the program. That person collaborates to provide them with money that covers their clothes, books, and other living expenses the child needs to succeed in their education.
Once the godparents have several months of correspondence with their godsons, they finally get to meet the children. They go to Belatrix’s office to spend time together and exchange gifts, letters, and heartfelt hugs. The program has 12 children inside Belatrix participating and over 1,100 country wide. Belatrix expects the program to continue growing at a steady pace.
“I’m very proud of my godson”, shared Luis Robbio, Belatrix CEO & Founder, who has been working with the program for several years now. “I’ve seen the boy growing up; he was still in elementary school when we first met. Now he is a young man, and he’s finishing high-school with really high grades. I can see him become an engineer as he wishes in the coming years. I’m deeply proud of him and this program that will help so many kids fulfill their aspirations.”
This program is one of many that Belatrix has undertaken to improve their local community and strengthen ties with the overall technology community in the country. For more information you can visit: http://www.belatrixsf.com/about-us/corporate-social-responsibility/