Delia L.

Delia L.

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More About Me

Community: Xenacoj
Grade: 9th
Birthday: November 19, 2004
Favorite Subject: Natural sciences, because I like to learn about health and how to take care of the body, and my teacher explains it really well

Dream: I want to graduate as a teacher to teach children how to read and write.

Biography: I would like to become a teacher and help kids learn. I have to walk over a mile to and from school each day. Because of this, I can’t always make it to school. I also have had to skip class sometimes because I can’t afford the school supplies I need and don’t always get to do my homework. Our house doesn’t have any appliances or any plumbing. I have to work on weekends as a day laborer in the fields, cleaning corn. They pay me about $7 a day, and my dad uses that to buy my school supplies. We don’t have our own land to grow crops, but we rent some and pay about $30 a year for it, growing corn and beans which we use to get us through the year. Sometimes we have to go without food. My mom always wanted to send her kids to study, but none of my older siblings have finished school because of a lack of resources. My parents want to help me; I’d be the first in my family to graduate. Without a CoEd scholarship, I won’t be able to keep studying, though.

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