A long time goal of Little Known Help Zone was to send children to school, now this is a reality. After raising $801 at the KTI Summit, it seemed only fitting to put that money to good use and send children abroad to school. Education is vital in the United States, and we are lucky to so openly receive it. Abroad, this is a rarity.
Mayan children in Guatemala barely make it past 6th grade, girls being the more disadvantaged of the bunch. If a girl makes it past elementary school, she is an outlier. That is why it is so important we send all kids to school.
I chose 2 children to be sponsored for the 2015 year, $360 will cover them for a year. Both of these students are girls in high school. Here are their bios and photos. By next week, the sponsorship money will be donated, and all of the high school students will be at school through Mayan Families!
Claudia Marina is in 11th grade in 2015. She lives with her parents and four siblings in a two-room home. Her father works as a gardener and her mother works selling tortillas, but they do not earn much money, since neither attended school beyond the 6th grade.
Brenda Yohana, was born on December 27, 1996. She is now in 11th grade in 2015 and her favorite class is art. In her free time she enjoys playing soccer. Although her parents were unable to attend school beyond the 3rd grade, Brenda hopes to continue to get a higher education, and is already an example for her younger and older siblings, being the first of the family to make to 11th grade!
Stay tuned for when the donation goes through.