ABOUT US

The Venezuelan American Friendship Association (AVAA) is a Venezuelan nonprofit organization founded in 1942. Its mission is to promote and support comprehensive education, helping the Venezuelan youth to develop a sense of achievement and values contributing to sustainable development in the country.

AVAA supports students that have a strong sense of self-improvement and believe in contributing harmoniously to the development of the country, within a diverse and international atmosphere, in alliance with other committed individuals and organizations in the country.

Since its inception, AVAA has developed an important public and institutional reputation as a non-profit organization in Venezuela, accomplishing excellent credibility indicators, impartiality and transparency within Venezuelan society.

PROGRAMS

AVAA ProExcellence Program promotes the education of young Venezuelan students with limited financial resources through an integral training approach during their 5-year undergraduate university degree programs.

This Scholarship Program, helps the beneficiary students to complete their undergraduate studies with high GPA  and offers them the following benefits:

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AVAA ProExcellence Program

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AVAA ProExcellence Program

AVAA ProExcellence Program promotes the education of young Venezuelan students with limited financial resources through an integral training approach during their 5-year undergraduate university degree programs.

This Scholarship Program, helps the beneficiary students to complete their undergraduate studies with high GPA  and offers them the following benefits:

Benefits

Benefits

  • A monthly allowance.
  • A complete English Language course at a Binational Center in Venezuela.
  • Conversational Clubs to complement their language training.
  • An integral curriculum that develops the competencies that the UN has considered vital for the professional practice of the millennium.
  • Support of an AVAA Mentor, an experienced professional who receives mentorship training from the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (I.E.S.A.). The AVAA Mentor acts as a role model committed to guiding the scholarship holder in attaining their personal and professional goals.
  • Laboral insertion: AVAA assists young professionals that have recently obtained their undergraduate degrees, in their job search through its job portal Talentos AVAA.

Additionally, through the development of social projects and volunteer work the scholarship holders confront their social reality in Venezuela in order to overcome the obstacles and to share their knowledge and experiences in other underprivileged communities and thus becoming agents of change. 

This program has changed the life of hundreds of young people who thought they might never achieve their Academic dreams, teaching them that they are not alone, that with effort, resilience and passion they can strive to reach their educational goals and learning the skills that allow them to able to build the country they imagine.

Benefits

Benefits

  • A monthly allowance.
  • A complete English Language course at a Binational Center in Venezuela.
  • Conversational Clubs to complement their language training.
  • An integral curriculum that develops the competencies that the UN has considered vital for the professional practice of the millennium.
  • Support of an AVAA Mentor, an experienced professional who receives mentorship training from the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (I.E.S.A.). The AVAA Mentor acts as a role model committed to guiding the scholarship holder in attaining their personal and professional goals.
  • Laboral insertion: AVAA assists young professionals that have recently obtained their undergraduate degrees, in their job search through its job portal Talentos AVAA.

Additionally, through the development of social projects and volunteer work the scholarship holders confront their social reality in Venezuela in order to overcome the obstacles and to share their knowledge and experiences in other underprivileged communities and thus becoming agents of change. 

This program has changed the life of hundreds of young people who thought they might never achieve their Academic dreams, teaching them that they are not alone, that with effort, resilience and passion they can strive to reach their educational goals and learning the skills that allow them to able to build the country they imagine.

The AVAA ProExcellence Program currently provides scholarships for 250 undergraduate students in Caracas-Venezuela and 32 students in Carabobo-Venezuela of all majors in both public and private universities.

Recipient Profile

Recipient Profile

AVAA Excellence scholarship recipients must possess the following traits:

  • A strong relation to Venezuela and a clear global vision.
  • A clear sense of ethics and personal social responsibility.
  • Critical thinking.
  • Inspired by innovation and creativity.
  • Understands the value of competitiveness in order to succeed.

Recipient Profile

Recipient Profile

AVAA Excellence scholarship recipients must possess the following traits:

  • A strong relation to Venezuela and a clear global vision.
  • A clear sense of ethics and personal social responsibility.
  • Critical thinking.
  • Inspired by innovation and creativity.
  • Understands the value of competitiveness in order to succeed.

The AVAA ProExcellence Program currently provides scholarships for 250 undergraduate students in Caracas-Venezuela and 32 students in Carabobo-Venezuela of all majors in both public and private universities.

Volunteer Work Projects

Volunteer Work Projects

As part of their commitment to the Excellence Program, scholarship holders must develop volunteering projects that benefit their communities and allow them to approach citizenship values in a practical way.
In this sense, over the years, AVAA has institutionalized some of the volunteer projects proposed by their scholarship holders, due to their wide scope, relevance and results. Currently, the organization recognizes and patronizes 5 projects first implemented by scholarship holders, which year after year are carried out by new teams.

More information 

Instagram: @AVAAVoluntariado

Email: [email protected]

  • Orientation to Achievement

    It is the educational fair whose objective is to guide the vocational decision of students who are in the last two years of diversified high school education.

  • A Volunteer for Life

    It is a project that seeks to increase the rates of voluntary blood and plasma donations in Venezuela.

  • Honoring the Elderly

    It serves and supports the elderly population, who are in homes sponsored by the Venezuelan Institute of Social Security.

  • Brightening My Life

    It is a project which seeks to incorporate and attend the child and youth population of less privileged neighborhoods, hospitals and homes in Caracas, through sports, cultural and entertainment activities.

  • A Friendly Hand for the Environment

    It is a volunteer project with the objective to raise awareness in Venezuelan society about the importance of natural ecosystems and their preservation.

  • AVAAMUN

    AVAAMUN is an institutional volunteer project that aims to manage, organize, coordinate and train university student AVAA´s scholarship holders in areas such as negotiation, leadership, oratory and conflict resolution, in order to create an AVAA Delegation that participates in Model United Nations competitions in both English and Spanish.

  • Delegación AVAA

    It is an Inter-university Model United Nations Delegation, part of the AVAAMUN Institutional Project.  Its purpose is to train young university scholars from ProExcelencia in areas such as negotiation, leadership and public speaking through their participation in MUN and Debate competitions in both English and Spanish.

Education Information Center

AVAA provides consulting services for Venezuelan students interested in educational opportunities in the United States and Canada.

Our services include: educational interest coaching, institution and program search, financial aid search, documentation and standardized testing (TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, GRE, GMAT), application process, visa requirements and processing, travelling, housing, and insurance.

AVAA conducts free general information sessions on educational opportunities in the US and Canada.

Education Information Center

Education Information Center

Education Information Center

AVAA provides consulting services for Venezuelan students interested in educational opportunities in the United States and Canada.

Our services include: educational interest coaching, institution and program search, financial aid search, documentation and standardized testing (TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, GRE, GMAT), application process, visa requirements and processing, travelling, housing, and insurance.

AVAA conducts free general information sessions on educational opportunities in the US and Canada.

ACHIEVEMENTS

The great achievements of AVAA reside in each of its scholarship recipients and alumnis, bright young people who stand out in all their areas of action. 42% of AVAA alumnis have had special mentions in their graduation acts.

ACHIEVEMENTS

The great achievements of AVAA reside in each of its scholarship recipients and alumnis, bright young people who stand out in all their areas of action. 42% of AVAA alumnis have had special mentions in their graduation acts.

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NEWS

SUPPORT US

AVAA has registered the Venezuelan American Friendship Association INC in 2009 in the United States and has the status 501(c)3, allowing our sponsors to deduct their contributions from their annual income tax. All the revenues collected in the US, will help AVAA in Venezuela to increase the number of scholarship recipients and to develop strategies than will affect country indicators positively and decrease the number of dropouts from Venezuelan universities.

AVAA INC financially supports AVAA Excellence Program’s scholarships and mentoring programs by means of the Alliance and Strategic Scholarship Fund, which is created by direct donations made by companies and individuals from Venezuela and the United States.

The fund also receives financing support through other products that allow the payment of indirect expenses, as well as fundraising events such as the AVAA’s Friendship Golf Tournament held annually in both Venezuela and the United States.

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FUNDRAISING EVENTS

AVAA Friendship Golf Tournament Caracas

It is one of the main fundraising events of AVAA in benefit of the scholarship holders of the Excellence Program. The tournament is based on a game of golf under the Scramble-Partners modality in which year after year, players that like the sponsoring companies, appear as strategic allies to work for the mission of AVAA.

More info: [email protected]

AVAA Friendship Golf Tournament Houston

Is the only fundraising event that AVAA holds in the United States, and it has also become one of AVAA’s main fundraising events for the benefit of the Excellence Program scholars.

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International Education Fair (FEI)

It is a free event that brings together representatives of various universities in the world to offer young venezuelan people, differents opportunities to study.

More info:

[email protected]

International Education Fair (FEI)

It is a free event that brings together representatives of various universities in the world to offer young venezuelan people, differents opportunities to study.

More info:

[email protected]

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Please make checks payable to:
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Coral Gables, FL 33134-6111

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