More About Me
Favorite Subject: Mathematics
Dream: To buy a house
Biography: My name is Selvin. I am 13 years old. I live in Canoa, a community of Patzicia. I go to the school of my village and I am in 6th grade of elementary. I love doing tasks. My dad’s name is Justo. He fixes pallets in Santa Maria Cauqué for a living. My mom’s name is Marta and she goes twice a week to work in the field. I study Monday through Friday, but on Saturdays, I go to work in the fields to be able to help my family financially or to buy supplies that I need at school. I know that if I continue studying I can support my parents. My biggest dream is to buy them a house since we live on the edge of the ravine and I no longer want us to live there. In my free time, I like to go to the forest because I can breathe fresh air there and make firewood for my family.
How Sponsorship Works
1 Sponsor a student today.
Meet the students who are waiting for your support, and choose a student who you connect with! Future doctors, accountants, teachers, and artists are waiting in the wings.
You can provide a full sponsorship for $80/mo or a half sponsorship for $40/mo.
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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:
- a full academic scholarship
- psychologists, social workers, and mentors
- workshops on topics like job skills and leadership
- visits to businesses and universities
- opportunities to serve in his or her community as a young leader
3 Be changed forever.
We'll keep you regularly updated on your student's progress, and you will also have the opportunity to exchange letters and photos with your student and even visit them in Guatemala! You'll experience the joy and pride of helping your student grow as you become part of each other's stories.
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.
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