A huge thanks to you all for the success of this fundraiser for Angelita's tutor!
Angelita just passed the equivalent of her junior high-school level. In 2014 she will begin the next level of her education in the public system here in Guatemala. Thanks to the great response received to this GlobalGiving micro project she will have the extra help needed to overcome the issues she has had with some school topics and she will also gain a step in her self-esteem and self-confidence.
This fundraising effort also gave her a great boost since she knew that we were all standing behind her desire to educate herself and not get caught in the trap so prevalent in Guatemala; that of getting pregnant at 15 or 16 and ending up living a life just like the past generations. With her schooling and tutoring she now has a chance to rise above this culturally conditioned norm.
Juan Carlos, who is in the final year of his training to be a certified Guatemalan high-school level teacher and who is one of the superstarts of our Critical-Thinking/Philosopphy program of the past 3 years will be her tutor. He, too, is very excited about the opportunity of teaching. He will be tutoring Angelita, and two other girls in need from our sponsorship program every Saturday (except holidays of course) in 2014.
They will begin in January and we already have a location in Antigua, donated by a local Spanish school, where the classes will occur. Because of your generosity we will be able to provide a location, teaching materials, meals for the teaching days and a salary for the tutor for 2014.
Thank you all for your donations and for empowering Angelita’s future.
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