More About Me
Favorite Subject: Math
Dream: Teacher, work, be a lawyer because it is nice to work in an office and do important work
Biography: I am Adelaida and I live in Paley village of San José Poaquil. I visit my grandmother and I help her do chores at home. She pays me 5 quetzales a day. I appreciate the money I earn a lot. I give this money to my mom so she can manage it. I help my mom to prepare chuchitos (a typical Guatemalan dish) to sell. I also sell some vegetables and help in other chores around the house so my mom can go out to work and obtain money for the expenses at home. She also does it to help my dad out because he is sick with diabetes and he cannot work anymore. It has been a very difficult situation for my family since my three older siblings did not continue their studies. They finished sixth grade because my father had to be hospitalized. This situation has caused me to have challenges in my studies. On various occasions, I ran out of school supplies to finish my homework at school, but I have looked for ways to borrow the supplies from my classmates. I feel bad for asking to borrow supplies but I have to do it so I can complete my homework and continue school and be able to become a teacher. I want to become a lawyer after I become a teacher and that way I can have work opportunities to help my family.
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1 Sponsor a student today.
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2 Help your new friend rise.
Thanks to you, your student's life will begin to change as they benefit from comprehensive support services in the Rise Program:
- a full academic scholarship
- psychologists, social workers, and mentors
- workshops on topics like job skills and leadership
- visits to businesses and universities
- opportunities to serve in his or her community as a young leader
3 Be changed forever.
We'll keep you regularly updated on your student's progress, and you will also have the opportunity to exchange letters and photos with your student and even visit them in Guatemala! You'll experience the joy and pride of helping your student grow as you become part of each other's stories.
What Is Guatemala Like?
Guatemala’s Western Highlands exhibit one of the most extreme combinations of systemic poverty, illiteracy, and inequality in the hemisphere. 3 out of 4 people live in poverty, and 1 in 3 cannot read or write.
Students face overwhelming obstacles to stay in school:
- lack of financial resources
- pressure to marry early
- alcoholism or abuse in their homes
- gang culture
- lack of familial support
- belief that education is not worth investing in
As a result, 95% of poor, rural students never graduate from high school.
You can help a student beat the odds by becoming a sponsor today.
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