Meet the Students

GRACES implements its vision and purpose through supporting the school in education and nutrition programs, counseling, mentoring, and longterm sustainability programs. All of the children attending the school are indigenous and live with the effects of daily prejudice, abuse, poverty and social inequities.

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  • 1st Grade
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  • 9th Grade
  • Kindergarten
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Norma Estefany

 

Age: 8

Hobbies: singing

There are six members in my family and my mother makes tortillas and my dad works in the fields. When I grow up I want to be a doctor. If I could have anything it would be a doll. What I want for my family is a house.

Felipe Josue David Ixcajoc Vasquez

Felipe Josue

 

Age: 7

Hobbies: playing soccer

There are four members in my family. When I grow up I want to be an engineer. If I could have anything it would be a new house. What I want for my family is happiness.

Arely Estefany, Orozco Cabrera

Aracely Estefany

 

Age: 16

Hobbies: Reading about the history of nature

 “I have four siblings and my father is a farmer and my mother sells chicken on market days. When I grow up I want to be a police officer. The value that is important to me is respect, because I believe we are all equal. What I want for my family is a better future.”

Maria Emilia Subujuy Santos

Maria Emilia

Age: 11

“In my free time I like to dance. There are 5 people in my family. My dad works in Guatemala City in construction and my mom cleans people’s houses. When I am older I want to be a teacher. The most important value in a person to me is love and respect. Things I want for my family are health, love and peace.”

Diego Israel,Aguirre

Diego Israel

Age: 12

“Things I enjoy doing in my free time are drawing and playing soccer. There are 10 members in my family and my mom works at our house. When I grow up I want to work in the army as a pilot. The most important quality in a person, in my opinion, is love and peace. If I could have anything for my family it would be health and love.”

Gladis Adelaida Cucul Maxana

Gladis Adelaida

Age: 15

“Listening to music is my favorite pastime. There are 10 people in my family. My mom works selling tortillas. When I grow up I want to be a massage therapist. Goals I have are to finish each grade with good grades. To me, respect is the most important value in a person. Things I want for my family are good health, blessings and medicine. Aspirations I have for my future are to get a good education, have a good career and help my mom. Things I want to see change for the better in Guatemala are for people to give respect to one another. Teach respect and give respect regardless of what decisions we make or what path we choose.”

 

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Juan Jesús

Age: 12

“My favorite thing to do in my free time is play soccer. There are 6 members in my family. My dad works selling things at a shop. When I am older I want to be a lawyer. If I could have one thing it would be a united family.”

 

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Victor Manuel

 

Age: 9

Hobbies: riding my bike and watching TV

There are four members in my family and my mother is a homemaker and my stepfather works in electricity. When I grow up I want to be an architect and a designer. If I could have anything it would be a car. What I want for my family is a big house to share.

Almeyro Marco Emiliano, Castellanos Axpuac

Almeyro Marco Emiliano

Age: 13

“In my free time I enjoy playing soccer. There are 7 people in my family. My mom works as a cook. When I am older I want to be a writer. The most important quality, to me, is respect. I want my family to receive many blessings.”

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Benjamin de Jesus

Age: 7

Hobbies: playing soccer

There are six people in my family and my parents are carpenters. When I grow up I want to be a doctor. If I could have anything it would be a toy. What I want for my family is that we would be happy.

 

Sandra Guadalupe Barrios Lobos

Sandra Guadalupe

Age: 8

Hobbies: writing

There are eleven people in my family and my mom is a housewife and my father is a mason. When I grow up I want to be a teacher. If I could have anything it would be a bike. What I want for my family is happiness.

Oliver Steven Tum Hernandez

Oliver Estiven

Age: 11

Hobbies: reading

There are seven people in my family and my mother is a homemaker. When I grow up I want to be a policeman. If I could have anything it would be a telephone. What I want for my family is a house.

Josue Aaron Hernandez Argueta

Josue Aarón

Age: 13

“In my free time I like to play soccer. There are 4 people in my family. My mom is a teacher and my dad is a carpenter. When I am older I want to be a soldier or police officer. The most important value in a person to me is sharing. If I could have one thing for my family it would be a car.”

Karen Sucely Marquez Chan

Karen Sucely

 

Age: 8

Hobbies: playing dolls

There are five people in my family and my mother makes tortillas and my father is a brick layer.  When I grow up I want to be a doctor. If I could have anything it would be a stuffed bear. What I want for my family is good health.

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Porfirio

Age: 6

Hobbies: Play with my little brother

 “There are 3 people in my family. My brother and my sister my mother sell food in front to the hospital. When I grow up I want to be a driver. If I could have anything that be a house. What I want for my family is peace.”