More About Me
Favorite Subject: Mathematics
Biography: My name is Edwin. My dad does farming for a living, and my mom is a house wife. I go to the elementary school in Cerritos, where I live. I am in 6th grade. I like to go to school because I get excited to read books in the classroom. I am going to school because I want to make my dreams come true. My biggest dream is to be a teacher so I can teach children how to read and write and that way I can help to improve education. I want to have a job, a house, a motorcycle, and a family. I also want to be a firefighter to be able to administer first aid. I know if I study I will have better opportunities in life and I will have the convenience of learning new things. I want to respect people and help older individuals that have a disability. In my free time, I help with house chores, I play soccer with my friends and cousins, I take care of my one-year-old niece Hellen, and I feed our animals (cows, chickens, rabbits).
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.
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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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