More About Me
Favorite Subject: Language
Dream: To become a nurse
Biography: I am Ana and I live in a place called Buena Vista. It is very pretty place and it is quite hot. I am 12 years old, and I have 5 siblings. My mother is a stay at home mom, and my father is a laborer. I am currently in the 6th grade. First, one of my dreams is to continue my studies and be able to graduate as a nurse in order to support people who need medical help and assistance. There are already many necessities in my community. The financial situation is much more difficult when there are no jobs. My parents just want to support me, but they must attend to other necessities around the house. These could limit my dreams of continuing my studies, becoming a nurse, and completing my goals in life. I like to study and I love materials about communication and language because the topic grabs my attention the most and I learn many spelling rules.
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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.
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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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