Angel A.

Angel A.

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More About Me

Community: Las Camelias
Grade: 6th
Birthday: 10/12/2006
Favorite Subject: My favorite subject is math because I like to learn and my teacher makes it very easy.

Dream: I would like to become a teacher because I would like to teach children.

Biography: My name is Angel and I am currently studying. I am really interested in math because it’s pretty easy for me. In the future, I would like to become a teacher. I think it’s a really good thing. I live with my mother and four siblings. My father left us and started another family, and because of that, my mother takes care of us. She works as a housewife and it’s really difficult for her to find work, like cleaning or washing clothes, for income and to use on expenses for our family. Instead of vacation, I work in the country with neighbors. They pay me so I can also support my family. My mom has said that I can’t continue studying because it costs a lot. Without a scholarship, I will regret leaving school, even though my mother and I really want a better life for me and my family through education.

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