More About Me
Community: Santa Maria Cauque
Birthday: September 28th, 1998
Favorite Subject: Natural Sciences, because I like to know all there is to know about nature.
Dream: I would like to study tourism or bilingual administration. I like to study English and I know that it is an important tool to find work nowadays.
Biography: I stopped going to school because my parents couldn’t afford for me to continue my studies; but I never stopped learning. I was a good student because I did my homework and did everything possible to complete my assignments on time. My dream is to be able to study Tourism and Hospitality or Bilingual Administration, because I like English class and I know it’s a fundamental tool to find work. I have four siblings. My brother dropped out of school because he did not pass the elementary level, and our parents did not have the means to enroll him to repeat the studies. My two little sisters are still not old enough to attend school. My father studied only until sixth grade, and my mother only until third grade. My parents are farmers, and work from 8 am to 6 pm every day. They generally sow their own land, but when there are no crops, they work the land of others. My mother works with my father in the fields, but not every day, because she takes care of the home as well. I also help my father in the fields. I wanted to return to my studies last year, but my father and my older brother are deep in debt, so it wasn’t possible. Without a scholarship from CoEd, I will not be able to resume my studies this year either, and I will continue to help my parents in the fields.
How Sponsorship Works
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.
You can provide a full sponsorship for $80/mo or a half sponsorship for $40/mo.
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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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COED runs on passion and efficiency in a way that is unparalleled in my experience.Dee Oppedisano