Mission: Euf's principal mission is to provide financial assistance and other support for the education of students attending earth university(escuela de agricultura de la regin tropical hmeda) and for earth's programs and initiatives in support of that education. Earth university is a non-profit four-year degree-granting institution with international administration, faculty, students, programs and initiatives. Earth and its students contribute to the sustainable development of the humid tropics through education in the agricultural sciences and natural resources, and the development of students as "catalysts for change," individuals with strong ethical and human values, social and environmental consciousness and an entrepreneurial mentality. Euf also fully embraces earth university's mission to "prepare leaders with ethical values to contribute to the sustainable development of the humid tropics and construct a prosperous and just society. "
Programs: There were a number of projects and programs at earth university which received funding support from the foundation. Among the most supported include the community development program, research, internship support, student recruitment, and spanish language instruction. Such program support directly and indirectly benefitted all 407 students, as well as the communities surrounding the campus.
most students attending earth university come from rural parts of developing countries principally in latin america. Earth university's mission is to prepare leaders with ethical values to contribute to sustainable development and to construct a prosperous and just society. Fulfilling this mission is viewed as the best way to effect long-term change that brings sustainable solutions to the developing world. Euf undertakes to help secure funds for the university's financial aid program. In 2014 there were 407 students enrolled at earth university, 40% female, representing 35 countries. The foundation provided a combination of full and partial scholarships to 107 of these students, representing more than $2,066,809. Of the 107 students, 12 were new students enrolled in 2014 and expected to graduate in 2017. The newly enrolled students benefitting from this financial aid came from 6 different countries including colombia, costa rica, ecuador, haiti, nigeria, paraguay.
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I have had the pleasure and honor to host three EARTH student Interns in my Cooperative Extension office here in the US. I have been impressed with the outstanding quality of the students - their skills & character.
I have also found EARTH to be an excellent organization to work with in the internship program.
My community and my Extension program gained immensely from our experiences with these students.
My undergraduate studies at EARTH University provided me with a strong scholastic background as well as the understanding of changing conditions and challenges in the development of sustainable production systems. These systems require taking into consideration not only technical and economic decisions, but also the repercussions on the environment and society that each decision will have. EARTH University Foundation supports not only an agricultural engineering school but an institution that promotes a solid education based on principles and ethical values that a pluralistic society needs. The powerful experiences from EARTH made us, graduates, conscious about our sociological and ecological responsibilities in our communities. Thank you for supporting EARTH Foundation.
I am an alumna of EARTH University, from Ecuador. I am currently a PhD student in Public Policy, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainable Development. The education I received at EARTH was the most valuable tool for the applied research I conduct today. Development projects in the developing world need expertise and experience from their own people. Please help these young leaders change the world!
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The most amazing vision for a sustainable world! Leadership and education of rural scholars, addressing food security, rural economy, energy....truly a structure that could serve and be replicated all over the planet.