Nicolasa’s mother told us she didn’t want to go to school. She didn’t smile a lot last year when we were visiting at her home.
Then she received a sponsorship and on our last visit to her a few weeks ago there was a tremendous change! She was laughing and smiling a lot and her report card from school showed that her grades had really improved over last year.
The reason she did not want to go to school in previous years was because her family could not afford to buy school supplies or nicer clothes and she felt so bad she didn’t want to be around the other children.
Nicolasa’s sponsor sends her a letter every year in a Christmas card and the gift of caring from her sponsor makes a tremendous difference in Nicolasa’s life. She knows her sponsor is praying for her and cares about her.
Nicolasa speaks the Mayan language K’iche’ and must learn Spanish at school, the official language of Guatemala. It is hard for children to learn a new language and still do their school work and it was much harder for Nicolasa because she didn’t want to go and missed a lot of school in past years. Her parents were not adamant about her attending school each day but that has changed with the sponsorship. All parents sign a contract that states:
- I agree to help my child attend school each day.
- I will send my child to school on time and ready to learn.
- I will give a copy of the grade card each year to Education And More.
- I will help my child understand how an education is important to their future.
The student must sign a similar contract. We feel this make a tremendous difference! The report cards show what a difference it has made in the schoolwork of little Nicolasa.
We have many more students that could use a little help. It costs just $3.46 a week or $15 a month to give a sponsorship to a student and change their life!
Learn more on our website and then choose a child to help!