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More About Me

Community: Saquitacaj
Grade: 10
Birthday: April 22, 1997
Favorite Subject: Mathematics, I like to analyze and solve math problems.

Dream: I want to be a professional in robotic electronics. My biggest dream is to be an inventor of new things. I want to teach people that anyone is able to create new things.

Biography: I had to drop out of school two years ago because I wasn’t able to afford the high fees of high school. Before I dropped out, I had to pay my own fees but I couldn’t afford it any more. My dad works as an agricultural day laborer and my mom weaves baskets, they simply couldn’t support my school costs. I have 7 siblings and none of them have been able to study past 6th grade, except for my brother who is a Rise scholar. I like to think, analyze and solve problems like the ones I face each day. Since I dropped out of school, I’ve been working as a day laborer and helping to support my family. I was ranked first in my class for 8 of the 9 years that I studied and I do really well in school. I pray that God will give me this opportunity to study with a scholarship and that a sponsor will help me make my dreams come true. I really need this help and I won’t let my sponsor down.

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2 Help your new friend rise.

Thanks to you, your student's life will begin to change as they benefit from comprehensive support services in the Rise Program:

  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
  5. opportunities to serve in his or her community as a young leader

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3 Be changed forever.

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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.

You can help a student beat the odds by becoming a sponsor today.