More About Me
Birthday: October 18, 2001
Favorite Subject: Mathematics, I like to solve problems.
Dream: I be a mechanic to fix cars, and to graduate.
Biography: My father has had challenges obtaining a job. In my community there is a shortage of jobs and when he gets a job, the pay is low. My sister and I are sick often and this has affected the finances of our family. The house where we live is my aunt’s house. My family does not have a home of our own. My family also does not have their own land to plant so we must buy corn, which makes our financial situation more devastating. At home we have few appliances, and only have a television. My parents had little education and only studied until fourth and sixth grades. Both parents wish that I continue my studies because they do not want me to work in the field under the sun and rain. They do not have assets for me to inherit so they dream of being able to provide education because it may be the only inheritance they can give. Without the support of CoEd, I might continue studying but would have to work to continue my studies and it is probable that I would abandon my studies without obtaining a professional title. My parents could give very little help to pay for a full education and I will have to pay for most of my education myself. My possibilities for success would be much lower without a scholarship, not only from my socioeconomic condition, but also without the support of graduates to help me with my learning challenges.
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