Elda L.

Elda L.

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More About Me

Community: Paley
Grade: 7
Birthday: January 24, 2006
Favorite Subject: Math, because I like to think and solve problems.

Dream: I dream of graduating in order to be a pre-primary teacher, because I would like to teach kids the way my teacher teaches me now.

Biography: I come from a big family with very limited resources. My siblings haven’t been able to finish their studies due to their lack of financial resources. Our mom is a housewife and our dad is a farmer, so our family makes a living off of subsistence farming; what we produce is primarily used for us to eat during the year. Due to my family’s economic condition, I have been the leader of my family since 1st grade up until 5th grade. My family’s house is completely unfurnished, and doesn’t have a sewer system. My dad said, “I think education is really valuable, but we don’t have the financial resources available to afford it. My daughter is very intelligent and I wouldn’t want to see her in the fields suffering the way we do, and I hope that someday my daughter will overcome in life as a working professional.” I really like school and want to move forward in life, get good grades, and become an outstanding person and make a name for myself, but sadly my family doesn’t have the resources to support me. Without the support of CoEd, I won’t continue my studies, and will dedicate myself to working in the fields with my parents.

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