In 2016, as we continued to keep our mission of Education alive, XSProject started a scholarship program for elementary to high school children providing them with school fees and for those who wished to continue their higher education entering a college or university. We started with only 1 student and gradually in the second year, 2 students followed. This year – 5 years later – we have 11 students – 3 students will graduate with a Diploma and 2 will graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree.
Their areas of interest are also increasingly varied such as Industrial Engineering, Nursing, English Literature and Digital Advertising in addition to common fields such as Office Administration or Accounting. These students continue to inspire students in high school as well as parents, who see that by joining XSproject they can have the opportunity to further increase their knowledge and build a better future.
The trash pickers children’s journey to university has not been easy as there have been many challenges, considering their family background and environment. Even though the ratio of children who we have sent to high school compared to those who continue their studies is very small, for these children, their parents, the trash picker communities, and our foundation it has created a big impact and influence on them.
The reason we continue to support these students is because of their efforts and enthusiasm for learning from elementary to high school. And if they want to continue their education, we felt we should keep continuing to provide scholarships to keep assisting them, encouraging them and motivating them for their future.
We thank you, our customers, our donors and the community for the continuous support and dedication to our project.