| May 26, 2020
An Entertaining Story
With a cheering smile, she is Imelda.
“A joyful heart is good medicine, But a crushed spirit saps one’s strength”. (Proverbs 17:22)
Hello everyone, how are you?
I hope you and your families are well. It is a pleasure to greet you again, despite the world crisis we are going through; But leaving this aside, I am pleased to write good news to you about the accomplishments we have made with our children who have been with us in previous years. They are encouraging stories that show us the good result obtained, thanks to the support of all our sponsors, teachers, parents, and above all thanks to the love for our country and people, by our beloved founder Fred Zambroski.
In this report we chose a story that will make us think positively as the proverb described above shows. It is very important to maintain a positive attitude in any situation, because only by thinking like this will we succeed in facing any problem that may arise; otherwise we could lose the energy or the desire to continue fighting ...
This story is related by: Gloria Tun, one of the teachers who lives in Santo Domingo Xenacoj (the first community where the Lets Be Ready program started).
““ It is a real pleasure for me as a teacher to tell a story of a student like many who have left their marks both in my school and in my heart.
I would like to count all the students that I have had in all the promotions during the six years that I have been a teacher of the Lets Be Ready program; but it is not possible for me. So I will tell you a little bit about a girl named Imelda Saban. Who is now a teenager with many dreams and hopes for her future.
Imelda was with me in 2013 and she was a very intelligent, humble girl and above all with a big heart. Her parents are poor and do not have any level of education, but they did everything possible to give their sons and daughters an academic preparation. They have simple jobs like: bricklayer's assistant and the mother works in the weaving. But that did not stop them from fighting for a better future for each of their children. Imelda is the third daughter of four brothers and two sisters, in total with Imelda there are seven children in the family.
Imelda was six years old when she entered the program. What she loved most was to share and learn in the Imaginary Game corner. I remember that she always said something like: "When I grow up, I want to be a doctor and teacher."
She loved doing homework and was a super applied girl. Her mother always said “teacher, with her I don't have to insist on saying: do your homework! She with her will and enthusiasm, alone took out her notebooks from her backpack and began to do the tasks ”.
It can be said that being in school was her world and still is, because thanks to her enthusiasm and her parents' desire for her to improve herself; they continued to support him to study at a community primary school; Called Official Rural School "El Calvario". During this phase, she continued to be a very intelligent, discreet and participative girl in workshops, cultural events and activities outside and inside the school. The six years he spent in elementary school passed without any problem.
Today she is an adolescent, she is thirteen years old and she is studying with a lot of effort First Basic at the National Institute of Basic Education, which is also in her community"”.
The example and determination of this girl gives me the assurance that we are working to help all those who have the desire to have a better future. And at the same time I want to thank our Sponsors since without their financial contribution, children like Imelda would not have the opportunity to have a good preparation.