Josué C.

Josué C.

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More About Me

Community: Santa María Cauqué
Grade: 7
Birthday: December 27, 2004
Favorite Subject: Math, because it relates to numbers

Dream: Be a lawyer: To take people out of their problems and work in the RENAP

Biography: I live with my mother and my paternal grandmother. My mother works to sustain us. I have two brothers, all-younger than me and both of them are not school age. My mother split up 1 year ago because my family suffered domestic violence from her husband. We don’t have a kitchen, but we have a stove to cook in the hallway. I don’t see my mom often because she works all day and arrives at night when I’m already asleep. We own our house, but we don’t have electricity, water, toilet and we have to go to my maternal grandparents’ house to use those services. My grandmother is in charge of taking care of me and my education and I support my family by caring for my younger siblings. Without the CoEd sponsorship, I will not be able to continue his studies.

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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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