Student Profiles: Then And Now
Miguel was the first student to search out a scholarship, spending two days walking around Panajachel, looking for the "lady who gave scholarships," only to find out that we didn't have one. His perseverance inspired us, however, and with funds from our Canadian friends, we started with his scholarship in June 2011. Tono, Mayra, Lidia, Donis, Evelyn, and others soon followed, and have worked to succeed against all odds, inspiring the younger students that it is difficult, but not impossible.
We continue to add new students when current students graduate, and are now averaging 25 students in any given year. Our goal is continued quality, not quantity.
Click below to see the first group of students in 2012. You'll notice young Miguel, Lidia, Mayra, Tono, Donis, and Evelyn, but none of them could speak English at the time.
Click below to hear Mayra, Miguel, and Lidia describe in English about their journey of learning, a few years later.
We look forward to introducing you to these amazing young people, in person. Thank you for believing in their potential.