On Friday, November 20 at 2:00 pm, the 20 students from the Felipe Henao Jaramillo Educational Institution arrived at the facilities of the CES University, Poblado headquarters, who came to know directly the place where the teachers came from for a semester. They were visiting, every Saturday, in the township of Buenos Aires, Andes municipality, southwest of Antioquia.
Visitors are members of the U in the field, the technical education program integrated by the Government of Antioquia, the Secretos Para Contar foundation, the Mayor's Office of Andes and the CES University that, through the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics, train students in agricultural production techniques for sustainable production in its territory.
Their first stop at the University was focused on taking a tour of the facilities in Block B, where they were shown the University Welfare services, the music rooms, the recreation areas and the coliseum. During the tour, they developed activities led by professionals from the U in theater, sports and mental health care.
“They are making a dream come true with this visit, because I always wanted my daughter to have the opportunity to study and come to a university like these. I have been impressed by everything I have seen and this far exceeds the expectations we had when we started the trip”Said Diana Isabel Yepes Restrepo, accompanying mother of the group.
Second stop: Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Center
The next day, the staff of the Veterinary and Zootechnical Center (CVZ) was in charge of welcoming the students, who replaced the “pint” of the University tour with boots to enter the corrals and get to know the open spaces from the Villa Eliza farm, adjacent to the Center.
“This is a great motivation for students to fall in love with the University, in addition to committing them more to the process they have with the agroecological technique they receive there in Buenos Aires, since they can see closely the institution to which they belong and are forming”, Explained Héctor Enrique Anaya Doria, director of the group.
In the CVZ they toured its facilities, the surgery, magnetic resonance, hospitalization services, had contact with the animals and went to Villa Eliza to receive a face-to-face class where they learned about the handling of equines and bovines, techniques to treat them and recognize alterations and signs. in their behavior.
“This training is very important for the agricultural sector and rural areas because we are reaching there with teachers and quality knowledge. In this way, we aim for future generations to acquire knowledge that will develop agriculture and can improve the social and economic environment of the regions.”, Expressed Francisco Arango Vacares, coordinator of Continuing Education of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics.
The training of the students will last for 4 semesters, of which they are already completing the first, and hope to be able to return to the CES University and continue to have an active integration with the institution and its headquarters