Jessica M.

Jessica M.

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More About Me

Community: Yepocapa
Grade:  10th
Birthday: June 21st, 2004
Favorite Subject: English, because it interests me and I know it’s important to learn another language.

Dream: I want to be a doctor, because I want to save lives and take care of people who don’t have the means to do so.

Biography: I am a leader in my classroom and participate a lot, but I’ve struggled in school because my parents can’t afford to pay for the supplies I need to do my homework. I almost dropped out of school part way through last year, but the principal helped me out with a partial scholarship. My family, including my three younger siblings, lives with my grandparents because they can’t afford our own house. My dad works as an agricultural day laborer and my mom is sick and generally unable to work. Without the scholarship from CoEd, I would have to drop out even before finishing middle school. I would stay home to help my mom out around the house and find work as well.

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  1. a full academic scholarship
  2. psychologists, social workers, and mentors
  3. workshops on topics like job skills and leadership
  4. visits to businesses and universities
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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.

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