Wilmar L.

Wilmar L.


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More About Me

Community: Paley
Grade: 7
Birthday: March 20, 2005
Favorite Subject: Art class, because I dream of becoming a great painter.

Dream: I dream of becoming a teacher, because I want to teach children in my community how to read and write.

Biography: I’m from a big family with few resources. We have our own home, but it is completely unfurnished, other than one TV. We have a small plot of land where we live and have a few coffee plants. My dad is a farmer and my mom is a housewife, so our family’s wages depend on the little money we make from our crop. I dream of being a teacher because I would like to teach kids and support the education of impoverished kids. Due to my economic situation, without the opportunity of a scholarship through CoEd I will not be able to continue my studies and will leave school when I finish sixth grade.

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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.

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