Following up from our previous report, we would like to share with our wonderful donors more about Eulalia Piragui´s experience as she continues to pursue a teaching degree in a local institute in Villa Ygatimí, in the department of Canindeyú. Because a picture is worth a thousand words, we want to show the joy of Eulalia proudly sharing the amazing job she does with her students.
Eulalia is particularly proud and happy of the opportunity of being able to practice what she is learning in school already, as she currently has a position as a pre-school teacher in an indigenous community near the Mbaracayú Reserve where she teaches children ages 4 to 6 in the morning, and goes to the university at night.
This is nothing new for Eulalia who graduated from the Mbaracayú Educational Center in 2011, where, for 3 years, she studied and developed practical hands-on experience while “learning by doing” and working in the different school enterprises the school has developed.
With your support for graduates from the Mbaracayú School, especially for indigenous female students like Eulalia, we are empowering young girls and equipping them with a life-long entrepreneurial spirit to overcome poverty.
Two students from the Mbaracajú Educational Center, Astrid Yaday Cáceres (senior), and Ruth Díaz (junior) along with other 30 students from all around Paraguay have been selected among a large number of applicants to participate at the 2013 Youth Leadership School organized by “Juventud Que se Mueve (JQM)” or Youth Moves, an organization dedicated to promoting youth social participation in Paraguay.
This opportunity provides a platform for development and exchange of knowledge and learning, and is targeted to young people who want to be actors of social transformation and the strengthening of democracy in Paraguay. It consists of several meetings, camps and forums that will allow students to strengthen their leadership.
These two young ladies have already participated in the first camp, and the exchange experience with other young leaders from the country has been very valuable and rewarding for them.
They are happy to be able to share this experience with the rest of the students at the Mbaracayú Educational Center, as they continue to build skills to become leaders and agents of change in their communities and the world!
Thank you to our dear supporters for being part of our student's success and growth!
With great joy and pride we want to introduce Eulalia Piragui, a student who graduated from the Mbaracajú Girls School in 2011, and is currently pursuing her second year of university studies to get a teaching degree with the support of our wonderful donors!
Eulalia is one of many Ache students that the Mbaracajú School has been fortunate to serve. She attends a local Institute in Villa Ygatimí, and has proven to have excellent teaching skills as she is already working as a pre-school teacher at a school in the Aché Community of Arroyo Bandera (an indigenous community near the Mbaracayú Reserve). This position allows her to practice and improve her teaching skills.
This is a great achievement for the Mbaracayú Educational Center and for women of the Aché Community in Arroyo Bandera. Thanks to the opportunity to study, and because of her determination and hard effort, Eulalia is already fulfilling her goals of teaching and living her dream of giving back to her community. She is a mother of two beautiful children, a boy and a girl, one of whom, Mary Esther, spent time with her mother while attending the Mbaracajú school which allowed Eulalia to complete her high school diploma in 2011, and has now allowed her to continue her studies and become a teacher in her community.
There is no doubt that your support for students from the Mbaracajú School, and especially for indigenous women students represents a big jump in their lives, a unique opportunity to improve their quality of life and a build better future for themselves and their children.