CoEd Computer Student Shares her Gratitude
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we wanted to share with you a letter we recently received from Erika Xicay Asturias, a student at CoEd’s Computer Center in Cerritos Asunción in Chimaltenango, Guatemala. Thanks to your generous support, Erika learned how to use a computer and is now working towards her dream of becoming a systems engineer.
Hello to my friends who work hard every day to bring technology to communities in need,
My name is Erika Xicay Asturias and I’m a student at the Instituto Básico por Cooperativa Asunción. I want to take this opportunity to give my deep appreciation for CoEd and its donors and show that your donations have not been made in vain.
This picture was taken on October 26, 2011, the day I finished ninth grade. With me are my mother, Estela, my father, Gilberto, and my dear brother, Alan. I am leaving this school very pleased that, after two years of taking the computer class, I have already learned so many great things (like creating a Word document and saving it in PDF format).
I have discovered that it is my dream to study systems engineering and to one day build a computer. I know that with a lot of effort, I can achieve this goal. Four years ago, in my community, we didn’t even know how a computer worked. But today, with the help of CoEd, my friends and I have graduated from the computer class with so much knowledge.
I encourage CoEd to keep bringing technological resources to places here in Guatemala because with such technology, other communities can develop just like we are here in Cerritos Asunción Patzicía, Chimaltenango.
Erika Xicay Asturias
Aldea Cerritos Asunción