Jenny R.

Jenny R.

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More About Me

Community: Santiago
Grade: 6th
Birthday: 03/02/2008
Favorite Subject: Mathematics

Dream: I want to be a doctor

Biography: We are a very united family. My parents discipline us when we do something bad. When I am sad, my parents encourage me. When I am unsure, my parents help me with my homework. When I don’t go to my classes, my cousins explain to me what they learned. When my mother doesn’t have money to buy me what I need for school, my family members lend me what I need. When my siblings don’t understand their school work, I explain it to them. We really live together as a family. We support eachother like this and when we have jobs to do, we take turns and we also take turns to see who cares for my younger sister. My biggest dream is to graduate and become a doctor. My parents say to continue forward and that I must not stop studying so I can get what I want. Our monetary needs are various, but I don’t want that to be the reason I stay out of school. I want to make an effort to fulfill my dreams.

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