The department of Morazán where Consciente is active is not only one of the poorest in the country, but also the region with the fewest university graduates. For many young people in Morazán, studying at a university or undergoing technical training is their greatest and usually unattainable dream. Most families are too poor to bear the costs of further education. However, the region urgently needs well-trained young people that can bring about social change.
Our scholarship program enables committed and talented young people from poor backgrounds to pursue university studies or technical training. In return for their financial support, the beneficiaries become involved in social projects in their communities and take part in our sustainability education program. Thanks to the generous support of countless sponsors in Switzerland and Germany, more than 100 young men and women have so far had the chance to begin the careers of their choice.