María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, at UCJC: ‘Women need education, that way we can change society’

The UCJC Almagro Campus hosted the signing of a collaboration agreement between Camilo José Cela University and the Fundación Mujeres por África, in which both agree to collaborate in fostering education to ensure development in Africa.

As part of the agreement signed at the Almagro campus, UCJC has joined the Learn Africa programme. The signing was attended by María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, Chair of Fundación Mujeres por África, Nieves Segovia, President of SEK Education Group and Samuel Martín-Barbero, Rector of Camilo José Cela University.

Nieves Segovia welcomed Fernández de la Vega, Chair of the Fundación Mujeres por África to Camilo José Cela University before the signing of the agreement. ‘This agreement exemplifies our values, a reminder to ourselves of what we believe in and of our service to society for 125 years, helping each member of our educational community to attain personal perfection,’ said Segovia.

Following this address and the signature, María Teresa Fernández de la Vega gave an address extolling the role of women in our society. ‘As women we need education, because it is a tool that provides opportunities, and because it is a means to change society’, said the Chair of the Fundación Mujeres por África.

Changing society, having been given the opportunity, is the objective of two African students who have been given a grant to study at Camilo José Cela University thanks to the Learn Africa scheme, joining the other international students such as the grant holders of the Integra Project.

The event ended with a discussion between SEK and UCJC students and teachers, moderated by Sonsoles Escribano, Vice Rector of Camilo José Cela University.