In many parts of the world, people are readying themselves to bring in the New Year with parties and other special events. The end of a calendar year is also an opportune time to reflect on the year that was, note achievements and think to the future.
For UoPeople, 2010 has been, thanks to our supporters, a great and action-packed year. At year’s end, we have helped over 700 people from over 100 countries access higher education. And, with applications closing tomorrow for our next term, we expect to provide that opportunity to many more come the start of 2011.
In 2010, we also commenced a new project in Haiti, seeking to help the country rebuild after the devastating earthquake virtually destroyed its higher education system. Our first students there began their studies in November, utilizing a dedicated Student Computer Center where they can access their online courses.
As we look to 2011, we must also recognize that a vast disparity in access to higher education still persists. Many, many students are constrained financially, geographically or otherwise from accessing post-secondary education.
It is our mission to change this reality. Join us in 2011 to change the world, one student at a time!
How do you think you can help change the world in 2011?