Andy S.

Andy S.

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More About Me

Community: Hacienda Maria
Grade: 6th
Birthday: 09/02/2007
Favorite Subject: Social Sciences, because I like to study maps and the solar system.

Dream: I want to be a computer teacher to learn about technology.

Biography: My name is Andy. I live with my mom and my younger sister who suffers from cerebral palsy. My mother and sister are my motivation to study and I want to be able to help them in the future. I currently work as a day laborer. From January to March, I cut coffee. Working helps me support myself in my studies and whatever I am paid, I give it to my mom so that she can manage it. My mother is dedicated to weaving with a waist loom. She does not have a stable job that generates financial income because she has to keep an eye on my sister. My father left us six years ago and we don’t have his support. My dream is to be a computer teacher and learn a lot about technology and be able to teach children. My favorite subject is social sciences. Currently, they are teaching us about the maps of the world. It is very interesting to know about the different cultures of each of the countries. I have many desires to overcome. The scholarship is the only opportunity I have to continue my studies. I know that with your support, we can transform my life and my family’s lives also.

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