27 September 2018 | News
At the site, Nestle officially announced "Nestle Farmer Children Scholarship" 2019 to escort the young people into the new school year
On Sept. 21, the occasion of World Coffee Day, Nescafe, the world's leading coffee brand, also celebrates its 80th anniversary. Puer farmers, government representatives and Nestle employee representatives from all around China gathered at the Nescafe Coffee centre to feel the unique fun of coffee, experience the coffee planting techniques and the sweat and joy of harvest of coffee growers.
At the site, Nestle officially announced "Nestle Farmer Children Scholarship" 2019 to escort the young people into the new school year.
Nestle has established a scholarship program in Yunnan since 2013 to encourage children of the local coffee growers to receive a high-level professional education. In order to encourage the long-term development of the local coffee industry, priority will be given to students majoring in agriculture-related majors in the scholarship granting, with an aim to reward coffee farmers for their contribution to the development of the local coffee industry.
Under the support of the Next Generation Working Committee of Puer City, the scholarship will be fully funded by Nestle and jointly implemented by the China Women's Development Foundation, the Puer City Women's Federation and Nestle.
Nestle Scholarship with an amount of RMB5,000/year/person will be targeted at the undergraduate and junior college students, while the outstanding students may receive the funding up to 4 years. In the past five years, Nestle Scholarship has been granted for a total of more than 140 person-times and continuously benefited local coffee growers, to help students in Yunnan successfully complete their studies.
The activity also arranged a coffee workshop link which brought a lot of fun. During the activity, Quality Head of Nestle showed the entire process from coffee baking to cupping. The Puer coffee farmers got the opportunity to experience the job of a barista and made a delicious coffee drink out of their own coffee.
Many of them, although having dealt with coffee every day, made this popular drink globally for the first time. A farmer who has been growing coffee for many years said after the experience, "The taste is great!"