More About Me
Birthday: June 21st, 1999
Favorite Subject: Language, because I like reading and writing.
Dream: I want to become a successful professional. I would like to study bilingual administration and improve my future. To improve my knowledge, I would also like to study English.
Biography: I am 19 years old. I have a one-year-old baby boy and have been married to the baby’s father for two years. My husband is currently working, but his income is not enough to support my studies. We don’t have a home of our own. We live in my parent’s house and my father struggles with alcoholism. Other than finances, I do not see any obstacle to finishing my education. I would have the moral support of my husband to continue studying, and my mother would help take care of my baby so that I could complete the full program. I’ve won prizes in the past for participating in public-speaking contests. I dropped out of school three years ago, because I couldn’t afford it. My parents could no longer help support my studies. My husband and I agree that I should return to school because it’s difficult nowadays to find good work without an education. I want to resume my studies, but without the scholarship from CoEd, I will not be able to. And now I have an even greater motivation to study, which is my little baby. I want to make a better future for my son and family.
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.
Sponsor with Confidence
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COED runs on passion and efficiency in a way that is unparalleled in my experience.Dee Oppedisano