More About Me
Birthday: November 11, 2005
Favorite Subject: Math because I like the operations.
Dream: Graduate to become a music teacher, because I like music and enjoy performing on the conga
Biography: I come from a family of scarce resources and have 2 siblings, both older. Both of my brothers had to leave school and work, and they could only study until second and seventh grades. I do well in school, but I will most likely drop out when I finish sixth grade. I work with my uncles and grandparents in the field cultivating corn and I do not receive any payment for my work. I always help, though, because I want to learn to work in case I need to work as a day laborer in the future to pay for my studies. I am in a musical group at the church where I attend playing the congas. My mom makes textiles that she sells to help the family financially.
My dad works as a bricklayer and his work is unstable. He must often migrate and return home every 15 days or every month. I am looking for part-time work after school, but I have not managed to get it. My mother weaves güipiles to sell them and to contribute to the family. I am a very good student and want to continue to support my family to get ahead. Without the scholarship provided by CoEd, I will definitely not be able to fulfill my dreams and will have to work full time to support my family economically.
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.
Sponsor with Confidence
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COED runs on passion and efficiency in a way that is unparalleled in my experience.Dee Oppedisano