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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  • All
  • 1st Grade
  • 2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade
  • 9th Grade
  • Kindergarten
Yonnathan Jose Hernandez Azurdia

Yonnnatan José

Age: 14

“My favorite thing to do is play soccer. There are 6 members in my family. My dad works in construction and my mom is a nanny. When I grow up I want to be a chef or a professional soccer player. My goals are to graduate, study hard and always trust in God. Love is the most important value to me. Things I want for my family are blessings from God and that we could be together in the future for many years to come. One positive change I would like to see for the future of Guatemala is for young kids to get the opportunity to study. “

David Estuardo Ramos Mendez

David Estuardo

Age: 12

Hobbies: Soccer!

There are 4 members in my family, my dad is a gardener and my mother a housewife, when I grow up I want to be a chef, I want to study in order to reach my goals, an important value for me is respect, I want my family to own our own house, for my future I want to buy a Toyota car, I want Guatemala to have peace and I think we can achieve it by incrementing the security.

Mario Ruben Sajche Jimenez

Mario Ruben

 

Age: 15

“ When I grow up I want to be a police man. There are 15 members in my family. My dad works shoveling sand at the river and sells snacks. The most important thing to me is to finish each grade. If I could have one thing for my family it would be to for us not to fight.”

 

Jorge Eduardo

Grade: 4th

Age: 11

“My favorite thing to do is spend time with my family. There are 5 members in my family. My dad works as an accountant. When I am older I want to be a chef and I intend to study very hard to achieve it. The most important value in a person, in my opinion, is the want to help people. If I could have one thing for my family it would be a pretty house.”

Erick Ivan Jimenez

Eric Ivan

 

Age: 12

There are fifteen people in my family. My mother works as a homemaker and my dad works as a driver. When I grow up I want to be an architect. The value that is important to me is love. What I want for my family is blessings.

 

Melvin Josue Arita Balan

Melvin Josue

Age: 10

Hobbies: Watching TV and Reading

There are four people in my family, my dad sells firewood and my mother cuts coffee. When I grow up I want to be a firefighter. If I could have anything it would be a car. What I want for my family is that my parents wouldn’t fight.

Eddy Roberto, Barrios Marroquín

Eddy Roberto

 

Age: 9

Hobbies: Playing Soccer

“I have two sisters 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 bike. What I want for my family is that we would always be happy.”

 

Diego Venancio, Us Maldonado

Diego Venancio

 

Age: 9

Hobbies: Riding my bike

“I have two sisters and three brothers, and my father is a farmer and my mother is a housewife. When I grow up I want to be a solder. The value that is important to me is doing things right. What I want for my family is whatever they want.”

Dalinda Yesenia, Palencia

Dalinda Yesenia

Age: 5

Hobbies: Watch TV and play

There are six members in my family and my dad works in the field and my mother is a cook. When I grow up I want to be like my mom. If I could have anything it would be a doll. What I want for my family is happiness.

Evelyn Karina, Xep Xoquic

Evelyn Karina

 

Age: 12

Hobbies: I like to play

 “I have one brother and three sisters, and my dad works in a store. When I grow up I want to be a teacher. The value that is important to me is respect. What I want for my family is that we would be happy.”

Anderson Abel González Ajpop

Anderson Abel

 

Age: 11

Hobbies: Soccer

There are 6 members in my family and my dad is a policeman and my mother makes tortillas. When I grow up I want to be a singer. If I could have anything it would be a bible. What I want for my family is love.

Miriam Catalina, Ramírez

Miriam Catalina

Age: 5

Hobbies: Playing and dancing 

“I have one brother and my father works in a store and my mother makes chiles rellenos. When I grow up I want to be a doctor. If I could ask for anything it would be high heels. What I want for my family is that we would always be together.”

Eduardo Andre Chicojay Ramirez

Eduardo Andre

 

Age: 7

Hobbies: playing soccer

There are four people in my family and my parents work with paint. When I grow up I want to be an architect. If I could have anything it would be a video game. What I want for my family is happiness.

Esvin Gustavo Jimenez Lopez

Esvin Gustavo

Age: 13

Hobbies: Listen to music

“In my family there are four members. My father is a driver of collective bus and my mother is a housemaker. The career that I want to continue is to be a chef. My goal for this year is to pass my grade doing my homework. What I want for my family is good health. For my future I want to have a house. The change what I want for Guatemala is to stop the violence and that we can have more security.”

Yuri Yasmira Tercero Latz

Yuri Yasmira

Age: 12

“In my free time I like to watch T.V. There are 6 people in my family. My mom stays and watches the house and my dad works on trucks. When I am older I want to be a secretary. In my opinion, the most important value is peace. I want many thing for my family but above all else health.”