Astrid A.

Astrid K.

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More About Me

Community: Yepocapa
Grade: 7th
Birthday: 3/9/2008
Favorite Subject: Natural Science

Dream: Be doctor

Biography: My name is Astrid and I am 12 years old. My parents are: Lizbeth, who is 31 years old. She studied until sixth grade. She is a housewife. My father Eduardo is 32 years old. He studied until sixth grade of primary school. My younger siblings are Brian, 10 years old and in third grade, 6-year-old Natalie is in kindergarten and Angie, who is a year and a half.
We applied for this scholarship since my dream is to continue studying middle school and then continue studying in high school. I don’t know what type of high school but I know that is one more step to go to university, to later become a doctor. My parents support me to continue studying, but unfortunately, economically, this is what we need. I want to continue studying at the national institute, if thanks to God I get the scholarship that I would use it for the expenses that the school is going to ask me pay during the year.
We live in my grandparents’ house since we do not have our own land. Despite my economic situation, I am sure that I will be able to get ahead and achieve my dreams and thus be able to support my siblings so that they also achieve their dreams of continuing to study and being someone in life. In my free time, I like to play with my siblings and watch television.

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