Sandy was there to support the graduating students who have received scholarships from Pueblo a Pueblo. As part of the Primary Education Scholarships team, Sandy has been with these students every step of the way. She has visited their homes to check in on them when they’ve had a tough time in school. She has spoken with their teachers for updates on their academic progress. She has given them encouragement and tough love in equal measure.
Diego and the other sponsored sixth graders have overcome a lot to finish primary school. They all come from families that believe in the importance of education but struggle to make ends meet. For many sponsored students, a scholarship from Pueblo a Pueblo is the only way they can attend school at all. Many of them are the first in their families to graduate from sixth grade.
During the ceremony, each student received a diploma, shook hands with the principal, and smiled for a picture in front of the Guatemalan flag. The room was filled with powerful emotions. One student’s mother approached Sandy for a tearful hug, thanking her again and again for “all you’ve done for my son.”
In January, Diego and the other sponsored graduates will begin seventh grade with the support of donors like you.
Your donations make it possible for students like Diego to attend and excel in school. Thank you for believing that economic need should not be a barrier to education. Your support fuels sponsored students' success!