More About Me
Birthday: November 11, 2005
Favorite Subject: Math, because I like working with numbers.
Dream: I want to be an expert so I can study the earth, plants, and crops.
Biography: My teachers know me as a smart, involved, and responsible student. I take care of his mom, and do all of the house-cleaning and shopping at the market. My dad works as a construction worker and has to move a lot in order to find work. My mom is a housewife, and my parents received little education and were only able to go to school through 5th and 3rd grades. I have three siblings, all of whom are younger than me. Two of them are in our community’s elementary school and the other is too young for school. I might be able to stay in school after finishing 6th grade, but my mom will have to find a job and may have to move in order to help cover the cost of my education. If she moves, my siblings and I will move in with our grandma who will take care of us. In order to continue my studies after 6th grade, I would also have to find work in order to pay part of my education. My entire life is affected by poverty, and because of the economic limitations we face it is probable that without the support of CoEd I will have to leave school.
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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Cooperative for Education is awarded the highest ranking from Charity Navigator, with a score of 100% in Accountability and Transparency.
COED runs on passion and efficiency in a way that is unparalleled in my experience.Dee Oppedisano