Update (August 1): Farzad has officially raised over $9,000! Farzad is pushing through the final leg of his Camino de Santiago journey, and is inspired by the community support he has received in raising funds for Humber student scholarships. FAST Associate Deans Carl Oliver and Shaun Ghafari will be walking for a second time from North campus to Lakeshore campus in honour of their pledge to walk for every $1,000 raised above $7,000. Please donate today to help Farzad reach $10,000 for FAST student scholarships.
Update (July 25): Farzad has raised over $8,000 during his Camino de Santiago journey to support Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology (FAST) student scholarships! Associate Dean Carl Oliver announced that for every $1,000 milestone achieved over $7,000, he would walk from Humber North to Humber Lakeshore campus in support. Associate Dean Shaun Ghafari and other FAST staff joined him in this adventure on July 22. Please donate today to reach Farzad’s goal of $9,000 and Carl and Shaun will walk again! Follow Farzad's journey at twitter.com/FarzadRayegani
Update (July 18): Farzad has surpassed $8,000 raised! To send him congratulatory messages and words of encouragement as he passed the half way mark of his Camino de Santiago journey, you can follow him on Twitter.
We are excited to announce that FAST Associate Dean Shaun Ghafari will be joining Associate Dean Carl Oliver in walking from North Campus to Lakeshore Campus in support of Farzad and our students. Carl has mapped out the route, and he will be walking Monday, July 22 at 7:30 a.m. from the Arboretum entrance. Please donate today to help Farzad reach his new goal of $9,000. For every new $1,000 milestone achieved, FAST Associate Deans will also walk from Humber North campus to Humber Lakeshore campus in support of Farzad and our students.
Update (July 11): Farzad has been making strides on his Camino journey. The Humber community has helped him surpass yet another goal of $7,000! To see how he’s doing, follow him on Twitter. The Humber FAST Management Team has also announced that they will match the next $500 in donations from FAST faculty and staff members. We’re excited to announce that they have achieved this goal and have contributed $1,000 in total. Associate Dean Carl Oliver has announced that for every $1,000 milestone achieved over $7,000, he will walk from Humber North campus to Humber Lakeshore campus in support of Farzad and our students. Please donate today to help us raise $8,000 to support Humber students and get Carl walking alongside Farzad (in spirit)!
Update (July 4): Farzad has arrived in Spain and has officially started his journey! He has surpassed his newest goal of $6,000 and has now increased his goal to $7,000! Please donate today to support our students.
Update (June 27): Farzad leaves next week to begin his hike – he has almost reached his new goal of $6,000! Please donate to encourage him and to support our students.
Update (June 20): Senior Dean Farzad Rayegani has surpassed his fundraising goal of $5,000! Farzad is so grateful for the incredible support: “I thought I would be walking the Camino alone, but I have received so much encouragement, support and positivity already. Just like you will be cheering me on as I walk up the Pyrenees on my first day, you will also be there for our students and supporting the exciting journey they have ahead of them!” Farzad believes that together, we can reach a new goal of $6,000 for student scholarships. Please show your support and give now.
Update (June 14): Senior Dean Farzad Rayegani set out to raise $2,500 for Humber FAST student scholarships and has reached his goal in just two days! Thank you to his generous supporters. He’s increasing his goal to $5,000 to help even more Humber FAST students to make their academic dreams a reality. Please show your support and give now.
In July, Farzad Rayegani, Senior Dean of Humber’s Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology, will be hiking the Camino de Santiago, an 800 km. hiking trail in northwestern Spain. Thousands of people walk the Camino de Santiago each year. The vast majority of pilgrims are on their own quests, whether they be physical, recreational or spiritual.
On his journey, Farzad will draw upon the same mental and physical resilience that Humber students display in pursuit of their academic goals. As part of his trip, he is aiming to raise $2,500 to support student scholarships in the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology.
70% of students who withdraw from their studies at Humber do so because of financial constraints. Scholarships ensure that all deserving students can complete their studies, regardless of their financial situation. A gift in the form of a scholarship not only provides students with valuable support, but also gives them the encouragement to go further than they ever thought possible.
In Farzad’s own words:
“For me, this month-long hike will be an amazing challenge, but an achievable one too. I have packed, repacked, planned and prepared, and soon I will have 30 days to follow my thoughts wherever they want to go. I will soak in the history, explore large cities and meander through fields, small towns and villages. My time will be my own and all I need to do is keep a simple rhythm of daily needs: eat, walk, sleep – putting one foot in front of the other to meet the often grueling demands of the Camino.
As Rumi said, ‘It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.’
Each one of you will be with me in spirit as I make this journey, and I hope you will support our students as they embark on their demanding academic journeys as well. Buen Camino!”
Give now to help Farzad reach his goal and help students like Chantal achieve an education and bright, prosperous future.
“Thanks to generous people like you, financial constraints can’t stop me from living my dream.”