It has been a formidable 8-month odyssey, which has been aided by a wonderful team, which taking as north in the heart and in our minds Yunus example, we have designed and realized a cradle of a large scientific and technological park that has for its mission change the way we see social business to be the permanent new lighthouse that will forge a new and great destiny, in knowledge, first for the youth of the Sixth Region of Chile and Latin America later, and why not to say, in many other parts of the world.
All this vast work to do, obviously palpable and visible to others, it covers only half the equation that I have taken into account in the birth of this noble and humanitarian non-profit project.
In my opinion, every impulse that is aimed at uplifting the human race can be represented by an equation that involves two bodies or well-defined fields: the first, composed of men and women, and the other by the scientific and technological material, those must learn to wield for the good of themselves and for all humanity.
If, by chance, the most advanced techniques and the most accomplished of knowledge are given to beings not properly formed, the science and the technology will not be assimilated or, worse, will be used for purposes disordered dwarfed or reverse to serve as highly destructive means.
Recent research from various universities, they conclude that, at the fair of human abilities, you need just increase up the amount of hours of work and application to transcend the levels of a mediocre performer on the violin, to reach the level of great interpreter. It's all about practice, practice and practice. Of course it is, provided that they are merely repeating patterns of music designed, created and performed by others.
Continuing with this example, we want players to train not only correct but also be distinguished performers. Although all reputable, there is a very large gap between Claudio Arrau, and excellent performer compared with a Vivaldi or Mozart which not only they were interpreters but they were also above all creators of beauty of timeless pieces of music.
I put in the same manner in the structuring of the first body of the equation, for example the intrinsic perfection of our students, to have access to traditional instruction, allowing them to get rid and liberate them of what is being dark or obsolete, and show the beauty of its art and become visible to all of those treasures that sleep unusable inside its interior. It was the proper task of a Buonarroti, who cleaned with the chisel what is left, in the block of a Carrara marble, given birth to the magnificent Moses or David who was also ignored, and a slept on the stone. If he did not intervened and polished the block of marble there would not have been such pieces of art. In short, we want students who can think who can be conscious of themselves and be aware they can develop and real and efficient creators. I think that this is what prof. Yunus want from us.
Javalquinto Bernardo, Economist