Joselyn S.

Joselyn S.

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More About Me

Community: Xenacoj
Grade: 7th
Birthday: 06/19/2006
Favorite Subject: Langauge Arts, I learn a lot of things and they teach things I do not know yet.

Dream: Be a teacher because I want to help children.

Biography: My name is Joselyn. I smile a lot and I am vivacious. My teachers describe me as a student who exercises leadership, has high participation in classes, is very responsible and dedicated in everything I do.
I want to be a teacher to be able to help all the children who have a hard time learning, because another virtue of mine is that I am in solidarity with my classmates.
I have not had an easy life. I lived with my father who is an alcoholic and does not contribute financially to the support of the home, nor in the education of me or my siblings. Our father abandoned us. My mother works in a tortilleria every morning and three times a week, she cleans houses in the afternoon, earning Q25.00 ($3) per day. I can see her fatigue when we are at home. We do not own our own home. We live in my grandfather’s house and he does not charge us rent.
My family goes through very difficult economic situations but my mother has looked for a way so that we do not have to have the same destiny as her. Elmer, my older brother, also has a scholarship from CoEd that he is taking advantage of quite well.
I have a strong desire to excel like my brother, and together with my mother, I seek to improve my future.

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