More About Me
Favorite Subject: Mathematics
Dream: To be an engineer.
Biography: My name is Albin. I am 12 years old. I go to school in Canoa, a village of Patzicia, where I live. My dad does farming for a living and my mom is a housewife. Among the things I like to do is play with my friends and my little sister, study, and help my parents with house chores. I love going to school because in the future I want to have a technical drawing diploma and later on, be an engineer. I know that if I study I can achieve my dreams and goals. My favorite subject is mathematics. In the future, I want to help my family and the people. I want to be a generous person with the people so that we build a better country. In my free time, I play soccer. I am an expert in being a goalie.
How Sponsorship Works
1 Sponsor a student today.
Meet the students who are waiting for your support, and choose a student who you connect with! Future doctors, accountants, teachers, and artists are waiting in the wings.
You can provide a full sponsorship for $80/mo or a half sponsorship for $40/mo.
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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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