Provide Scholarships for 20 Rural Guatemalan Women

by Kateri Tekakwitha Fund
Mar 30, 2012

Report from Juana Tuj,Solola Project Leader

Celia Sicay Perez
Celia Sicay Perez

For this year of 2012, I have contracted to lead the scholarship project for the Solola area.  It is a pleasure to offer my services to aid the Youth and at the same time the Fund, since the Fund has assumed the responsilbilty to look for funds to keep the project functioning. to help more and more young women to be able to realize their dream of an education  Thank you to the supporters of the Fund who  genorously share  so that the young women can receive an education in order to develop themselves.  I have reported below what each young woman shared at our group meeting in January.

Ana Karina Mazariegos Chachal thanks the Fund for the aid in 2012.  Education is very important for her personal improvement, so that she can have a better future and will be able to help her parents economically.  In order to do this she will put all her effort into her work and classes to finish her career and start to work.  She plans to help the Fund after graduation and then study at the university.  She is in her second year of study for the career of secretary at the Escuela Nacional de Formacion Secretarial Numero Uno in the capital of Guatemala, Guatemala City.

Maria Josefina Chacom To  is happy because she can continue studying with the help of the Fund.  She starts her career training at the high school level in bookkeeping in the Centro Educativo Comunitario CEDCOM, Santa Clara la Laguna, Solola.

Celia Sicay Perez is very happy because her family is in good health.  She considers it a blessing that all of her family is struggling to move ahead and improve themselves.  This year her greatest wish is to study her career and continue the struggle with enthusiasm always.  She desires success in her bookkeeping career studies and to make new friends who will work together to help each other.  This is her last year of study for her high school career training.  She plans to study with much responsibility. 

Sandra Cecilia Lopez Cojti reports that her family is enjoying good health.  They all are studying in different grades.  Her studies are very important for her because in the furture she will be able to serve society better.  Her goal this year is to get good grades-70% which is the average required by the Fund and higher.  She is in 8th grade this year in the Escuela Normal Regional de Occidente in Novillero, Santa Lucia Utatlan, Solola.  She appreciates the support she receives.

Clara Elizabeth Ecomac To tells us that her father works as a baker in San Pedro la Laguna, a town near her village.  He comes home every week end.  Her mother is a housewife(soul of the house in Spanish) and dedicates herself to collecting firewood and preparing meals for her children. Her studies are very important to her.  She is going to struggle this year to pass the grade.  She is in 8th grade.

Glenda Manuela Tum To studies in 8th grade in the Instituto Nacional de Educacion Basica del Municipio de Santa Clara la Laguna.  Her father does not have steady work.  There are  days when he finds work and others when he doesn't.  Her mother is a housewife and takes in laundry. She has a great desire to study and feels happy that she has the support of the Fund.

Dorcas Etelvina Garcia Vasquez is happy that the Fund gave its attention to her and included her in the scholarship group because her family couldn't pay for her studies.  Her father is a fieldworker and earns very little and there are many expenses for her studies.  Her mother sometimes has the opportunity to take in laundry.  She wants to get good grades this year, work hard, and reach her dream of being a professional.  She is studying in 8th grade in the Instituto de Educacion Basica por Cooperativa in Santa Clara la Laguna.

As you can see, all of the young women are appreciative of their opportunity to study and plan to make good use of it.  I am happy to be able to give them my support through our monthly meetings.  This year the theme for our meetings is "Careers in Guatemala: How to Choose One and How to Secure a Job" .  I will be letting you know more about these meetings in future reports.

Juana Tuj Mazariegos

Solola Regional Project Leader

Ana Karina Mazariegos
Ana Karina Mazariegos
Clara and Glenda writing letters to their sponsors
Clara and Glenda writing letters to their sponsors
Dorcas Garcia
Dorcas Garcia
Juana Tuj Mazariegos, Solola Project Leader
Juana Tuj Mazariegos, Solola Project Leader
Solola  Group with Juana Tuj, Project Leader
Solola Group with Juana Tuj, Project Leader



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Pacifica, CA United States

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