More About Me
Favorite Subject: Artistic expression, because I like to draw and paint.
Dream: I want to be a doctor because I would like to cure people.
Biography: Hi! My name is Delmi, and I love living in Yepocapa with my big family. I am attentive in class and have good grades.
I have eight siblings—I’m one of the youngest ones. All of my siblings have dropped out of school—some have been working for a year and are starting to go back to school. They left school to work and save money. Some of them have completely abandoned their studies.
My parents lament the fact that they do not have sufficient economic resources to be able to help us achieve our dreams. My parents see that I have shown potential in school, but they cannot give me a way to continue. My dad works as a day laborer, and my mom is a maid.
My mom knows that studying is very important, so she decided to go to elementary school through a free literacy program. She has now completed elementary school.
I dream of becoming a nurse first, and then I want to study at the university to become a doctor. I want to work with children and specialize in pediatrics.
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.
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