Mykelin C.

Mykelin C.


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More About Me

Community: Saquitacaj
Grade: 9th
Birthday: April 12, 2006
Favorite Subject: Artistic expression because I like the arts, to draw, and to make pictures.

Dream: I want to be a nurse because my grandmother serves people when they are sick, and she has taught me about natural medicines and that’s why I want to be a nurse.

Biography: My mom is a single mother and lives alone with all of her children. Every day my mother leaves us alone because she goes out to look for work in the village and she is paid $5.38 per day. This is the only income we have. My mother is conflicted because if she does not go to work she cannot get food for us, but if she goes to work no one can take care of my siblings and I. The land where we live is the only possession we have, and we cannot migrate to another place. I work on holidays or Saturdays and I am paid $2.02. Today, I have very low school performance, partly because of the lack of attention from my mother because she goes to work all the time. The CoEd scholarship will not only help me continue to study, but will allow you to provide support to my family so that I can overcome my challenges. In our community, education is not usually a priority because we have other immediate needs to cover, such as basic food. In our community the work is scarce, and the little work available is poorly paid.

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