More About Me
Community: Santa Lucia
Favorite Subject: English
Dream: A high school diploma in hotel management.
Biography: I am 16 years old and I am in the 9th grade. Basically, I like to study and help my mother do chores around the house. In my free time, I like to listen to music and sometimes watch tv. I like soccer, dancing, and my favorite food is Pepián (which is like a thick sauce with chicken and vegetables). I have a kitten whose name is Bebé and my favorite color is pink. I want to continue studying because I have a dream of succeeding in life, being able to work, and be someone who has a purpose. I want to be a chef and also want to study a career of tourism and hotel management. My mother supports me a lot in my education and does everything that is necessary so I can continue studying. I want to graduate and work to better my quality of life, and thank my mother for everything she has done for me because if not for her, I would not be studying now.
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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