One of our IAMCBOB scholars, Davian, graduated from university on April 27, 2018.
by Christina Mouttet
IAMCBOB provides an all-expenses-paid college education to motivated students who have a strong desire to acquire a higher level of education after graduating high school. The program empowers young leaders to be equipped for success and gives them the opportunity to have a proper college education. IAMCBOB students put forth their best effort in their school work, while also giving back to their communities by participating in civic engagement activities. IAMCBOB students act as both role models and service leaders to their communities.
Read below to find out about one of our scholars, Davian Ortiz, who graduated on April 27, 2018 with a degree in industrial design.
1. Where are you from?
I was born in San Cristobal, a corregimiento of the city of Medellin on January 1, 1994.
2. Describe your family and how you grew up.
I am a humble man from a humble family. I was born and grew up during a time of economic poverty, always wanting to rid myself of certain things that wore me down on a daily basis. I grew up with 3 siblings, 2 out of marriage and one little sister from marriage. We relied on each other in all circumstances. My mom and dad came to the city in search of opportunities for their children and always found ways for us to advance our education. They taught us values and principles to face life in many ways. I am a faithful person, a believer that everything that shapes us as a human being comes from how we were raised and customs. I feel proud of my family and of our struggle to be better every day.
3. What did you study and why?
I studied industrial design. The repair and creation of objects caught my attention since I was really young and I gravitated towards design since it gave me knowledge in that area.
4. How did you hear about CBOB and our IAMCBOB scholarship program?
I found the program one day in my school when my friend Jose Fernando Martinez came to me and asked if I wanted to join a program of higher education from abroad that would teach us a lot. It caught my attention right away and I responded yes. We started in the program called “New Horizons,” directed by Angelica Suarez Trujilo, of which I was with for about two years. Later, this same program gave me the opportunity to go to university, which has now made be a part of the IAMCBOB scholars.
5. What plans do you have for after graduation?
After graduation, I want to continue with my studies and start to make my dream come true of having my own business of industrial design.
6. Tell me an interesting fact about yourself.
One time, someone told me that happiness comes from being a better person every day, and when the sun rises every morning, you should thank God for all your blessings.
7. What do you like to do for fun?
I love to play sports and spend time with the people who are close to me.