| Jul 9, 2019
Family support as a key factor
With your contribution to FUNDAP, you are cooperating in the education of young girls in the department of Retalhuleu; a fundamental reason for young girls to continue their education and not to turn into dropouts is the support that their parents give them, since, despite the circumstances they feel the support and continue in the pursuit of their dreams.
That is why, during this month the project’s efforts have focused on training parents on the importance of trust at home to generate motivation and continuity of their daughters in the education system.
The project contributes to strengthen not only the learning process of the girls who receive scholarships during the school year, but also to the parents who are given training workshops with the goal of contributing from home to: verifying school homework, motivate their daughters to continue with their studies and above all make sure they realize the importance of education to break the cycle of poverty.
Like the case of Ingrid that since her admission to the scholarship project in 2015 her shyness was visible and that prevented her from describing her longing and joy of studying, however, with the accompaniment activities she began to discover her potential: speak in public! and in 2018 she won the beauty pageant and oratory in her classroom.
Ingrid says: “the Scholarships project has transformed me and at the same time has believed in me, that makes me happy because I can be myself”. She is a young girl with many goals, besides her academic education she loves sewing and creating new clothes.