Hello everyone! We are so excited to introduce to you our new student mentors from our Guatemala Groundswell program. This week, these new mentors come from OdA. If you want to learn more about the GG program, click here. If you wish to donate, click here!
Introducing: Inés Abigail Toma Raymundo
Meet Inés. Inés is 16 years old, and her favorite subjects are math and science. She speaks the Mayan language Ixil and is an active member of her community. Inés believes that gender equality is indispensable.
Inés’s father does not have a stable job, but he supports her in achieving her dreams. The SOS scholarship will alleviate her situation by allowing her to cover the tuition and pay for school supplies.
Her dream is to have a degree one day, that is why she believes this program will give her the necessary tools to strengthen her academic performance and leadership by developing new technical and soft skills.
Introducing: Isabel Susana Córdova Toma
Meet Isabel. Isabel is 15 years old and is the eldest of two sisters. Her favorite subjects are artistic expression and math. She speaks the Mayan language Ixil, and knits in her free time. Isabel considers herself a brave person who is willing to face her fears.
Isabel’s mother is the breadwinner in their home and is committed to the educational development of both Isabel and her sisters to give them better work opportunities in the future.
Isabel believes her studies are the bridge to achieving her goals and having a promising future. Her dream is to continue studying and become a secretary.
Introducing: Miguel Aurelio Castro Raymundo
Meet Miguel. Miguel is 15 years old, has two siblings, and speaks Quiché. His favorite subject in school is math, and in his free time, he likes to play or study for school. Miguel is an active person and is eager to start the program.
For him, active participation refers to having the right, the means, the space, and the opportunity to participate and influence decisions; to collaborate in actions and activities to contribute to the construction of society. Miguel is in favor of gender equality because he believes it is essential in all areas of society.
For Miguel, the financial support he receives from Students Offering Support will go towards tuition and school supplies.
Introducing: Tomás Otoniel Chamay Us
Meet Tomás. Tomás is 17 years old, has one sibling, and speaks Quiché. During his free time, he likes to read history books and stories, as well as learn everything related to scientific topics. Tomás actively participates in his church community and assists in a road garbage cleaning program. He is focused on promoting gender equity and stopping discrimination.
Tomás’s father does not have a steady job and sometimes only works two times a week, but he encourages Tomás to achieve his dreams. The Students Offering Support scholarship helps pay for school tuition and supplies, taking this pressure off Tomás’s father.
His dream is to continue studying to become a nurse. Being part of this program will bring him new experiences, help him with interpersonal skills, learn the value of being responsible and facing his fear of public speaking.