Unidad Academica Campesina - Carmen Pampa

Unidad Academica Campesina - Carmen Pampa is a university that offers accredited undergraduate degrees to the rural poor of Carmen Pampa, Bolivia.
1993Bolivia

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DeliveryUnidad Academica Campesina - Carmen PampaSkills for WorkBachelor or equivalent

Location Data

Nor YungasCarmen PampaRural

The Unidad Academica Campesina - Carmen Pampa is a Catholic University in Bolivia that offers accredited undergraduate degrees (BA/BS) to the rural poor. Founded in 1993 near the town of Coroico in the province of Nor Yungas, the school aims to provide useful skills to low-income Bolivians to allow them to overcome poverty. It currently offers five areas of study: agronomy, nursing, education, veterinary science, and ecotourism.

The university aims to have an impact on underserved rural communities by training students in practical areas that will allow them to have an impact on their home communities, both economically and socially. Currently, 652 students are enrolled in the school. To graduate, they must research, write, and defend a thesis in their area of study. They may also research, write, and defend an original business plan.

The school is cross-subsidized by the production of coffee, meat, vegetables, and wood furniture in its programs. Students are also required to complete community service projects in rural communities such as public health visits, crop research, educational workshops, and animal vaccinations. Finally, the school also offers leadership programs that help students learn to lead while incorporating local culture.

 

 

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