Thursday, 7 February 2008

One man's fortune gives a helping hand

The fortune left behind by a humble businessman from Santa Coloma de Farners (Girona) has provided more than a hundred young students with the opportunity to study English abroad. In two years, the Joan Riera i Gubau Foundation has granted a total of 143 scholarships, allowing some 138 youngsters to study English in the UK, Ireland and North America, and five university students to do postgraduate studies in the US. (Full story in printed edition).


Catalonia blog 17 February 2008 at 12:41  

I couldn't think of a better way to spend this money. A fine gentleman indeed.