More About Me
Favorite Subject: My favorite subject is language because it’s easy to understand.
Dream: I would like to become an electrician.
Biography: I am Charly. I am 12 years old. My teacher says that I am very responsible and attentive in my studies. In my free time, I like to read. I live with my mother and my sister, Azucena, in my maternal grandparents’ home. The house we live in is borrowed. It belongs to my grandparents. My uncle and aunt also live there. We live with them because my father abandoned us. My mother is single, and to support the costs of the family, she washes clothes for people who request her services. My communication and relationship with my mother is very close and trusting. For this reason, I have shared my dream with her, which is to become an electrician because I want to improve my life and have better opportunities in the future. I am ready to study and complete my academic requirements. One of my favorite subjects is language, which for me is easy to understand. For me, this scholarship is the opportunity for me to prepare myself professionally. Sometimes it makes me sad to see my mother because she is our only support. Recently, I have realized that she is worried about not being able to support me in my studies, even though she does her best to do so by weaving traditional fabrics to sell. Each one takes her three months to complete. For each, she receives 800 quetzales (US$100.00). This scholarship for me is the opportunity to study and reach my goals.
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.
Scroll up to sponsor your chosen student!
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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