More About Me
Favorite Subject: Language, Mathematics, English
Dream: Expert agronomist
Biography: My name is Anthony, I am from Caliaj Tecpán. I am 12 years old and in the 6th grade in my community. At school I like to study my books, to play the flute and do my homework. My favorite classes are mathematics, English and language. In my free time I like to play soccer with my friends and do homework. Sometimes I go to work harvesting milpa in the field on my father’s land. He is dedicated to agriculture. My mother is a housewife and and is in charge of all of the household chores. She also is dedicated to making güipiles. My parents believe a lot in education but my sisters were not able to continue studying due to a lack of economic resources. Now they make güipiles for a living. I want to continue studying because I want to graduate and become an expert agronomist. If I have a degree it will bring me new work opportunities.
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2 Help your new friend rise.
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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.
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