Since 2014, fourteen students, who had left the program for various reasons; from pregnancies to needing to raise money or life just happens, have returned to complete their degrees – an unpredicted cost of nearly 1,000,000 pesos. Today we would like to ask your support for some of these daring students.
Maria Maricela is from Agustin Gonzalez, a village of 500 near the presa where some can still speak indigenous Indian. She had to leave MeC in 2009 for family reasons, but returned in 2016 to complete her degree. Maria has steadily maintained 9.0+ averages. She is now doing post graduate studies while she raises a child and works.
Diana Laura left high school in 2014 to help care for her family while her mother worked. This year, at the age of 22, she has returned as a sophomore to finish Prepa and hopefully continue to university. Her father is a gardener with a primary school education. Her mother has no education and is a maid.
Maria Guadalupe left the MeC program after graduating from high school in 2012. A few years later she attempted university on her own and last year came to us for assistance to complete her degree. A 10.0 student, she is now in a business administration masters program. She has 8 siblings. Her father is an artisan and her mother, a maid, and neither have more than a primaria degree.
Sandra Guadalupe dropped out of her freshman year of university in 2012, but has returned this year the age of 27 to continue her studies in rehabilitative physical therapy. She is the third MeC daughter of an unemployed laborer and a maid, both with only primaria educations.
Reyna Olvera took a year off after her freshman year and returned in 2017 to continue studying Business Administration. She will be graduating this year after consistently maintaining high 9 averages. She is from Alcocer, which is a relatively large village of 1200, but with a 14% illiteracy rate among women. She has 7 siblings, her father is an abanil and her mother a maid. Neither of her parents attended school beyond primaria.
Ana began with us in 2011 and graduated from high school in 2016. She returned a year later to begin her university studies in business administration and will be graduating this year. Both of her parents finished secundaria. Her father is an abanil and her mother a maid
Rocio Guadalupe was taken out of the Mujeres program in Secundaria and has returned as a junior in Preparatoria to continue her studies. She has two siblings, her parents have secundaria educations and she lives in a home with 18 people.
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