Cesar X.

Cesar X.

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More About Me

Community: Magdalena
Grade: 7
Birthday: November 12, 2005
Favorite Subject: Math, because I like operations since they are easy

Dream: I dream of being an accountant at a large company

Biography: I have to walk almost two miles each way to school. It’s not too much of a challenge, though, because I want to follow my dreams and become an accountant to support my family. Our family broke up in 2012 because my dad left and started another family. My mom has a new partner and they work together to support us, my mom as a housekeeper and him as a carpenter. I have two step siblings. My stepdad helps me with my studies, and even though I’m not his biological son, he wants a better future for me. The limits on our income, though, keep him from being able to provide everything we need. Without a CoEd scholarship, I’ll probably have to stop studying after primary school until we can save up enough to be stable.

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