Overcoming Overwhelming Obstacles
Rony Gonzalez and his siblings had promised each other to never let the family go hungry, and, unfortunately, it had come to that point. Unlike his older siblings, Rony was not able to work and complete his schooling. Putting his own future on hold, Rony left the third grade to work at a jewelry shop and help provide for his family.
After a few years of work, Rony decided it was time to return to school. When he did, he entered into a class with his younger brother, five years his junior. But he did not let this discourage him.
Regardless of the obstacles, Rony never lost sight of education’s end result. He has made use of every opportunity presented to him. CoEd’s Computer Center at El Pedregal Cooperative School in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, has encouraged Rony to cultivate big dreams and even bigger plans.