Dany T.

Dany T.

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More About Me

Community: Saquitacaj
Grade: 7
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.

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