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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  • 8th Grade
  • 9th Grade
  • Kindergarten
Jely Fabiola Jimenes

Jely Fabiola

Age: 16

“I like to play soccer, play basketball and read in my free time. There are 15 people in my family. My mom stays at home and my dad is a driver. When I grow up I want to be a licenser. My goals are to graduate from middle school and do all my homework. Respect is the most important value to me. I wish the people in my family could have better lives. I wish we could do fun things and be happy. I wish I had a house with furniture so my family could live with me. I wish people would not throw trash in the street in Guatemala. I wish people recycled so we could have a cleaner country. I hope in the future people don’t cut the trees and instead plant them so we can have cleaner air.”

 

Susan Pamela Heaven Giselle

Susan Pamela

Age: 8

Hobbies: playing with dolls

There are eight people in my family and my dad is a security guard. When I grow up I want to be a PE teacher. If I could have anything it would be a princess castle. What I want for my family is good health.

Andres Eduardo Guaran Marques

Andrés Eduardo

 

Age: 8

Hobbies: painting

There are six people in my family, my dad is a teacher and my mother is a housewife. When I grow up I want to be a doctor. If I could have anything it would be Pokémon toys. What I want for my family is our own house.

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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.”

 

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Jonathan Alejandro

Age: 6

Hobbies: play bubbles

There are 4 people in my family. My dad is helped of mason and my mother is a housewife. When I grow up I want to be a policeman. If I could have anything it would be salchichas. What I want for my family is to have food always.

 

Kevin Armando Montezuma de Paz

Kevin Fernando

Age: 16

Hobbies: play soccer

There are four members in my family. I want to study tourism. My goal is to graduate and I can achieve this my turning in my homework and respecting and collaborating. The value that is important to me in responsibility. What I want for my family is health, love and union. What I want for my future is to work and help my family. The change I want to see in Guatemala is that we would respect one another and collaborate together.

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.”

Brandon Emmanuel Montezuma Garcia

Brandon Emanuel

 

Age: 8

Hobbies: Playing soccer, riding bike, cleaning, drawing, making cars out of cardboard

There are four people in my family. My father is a mason and my mother cleans houses. When I grow up I want to be a firefighter or a police man. If I could have anything it would be a truck, a moto or a police car. What I want for my family is happiness and love.

Luis Fernando Xec Tuc

Luis Fernando

Age: 12

“In my free time I like to play soccer. There are 7 members in my family and my dad is a tuc tuc driver. When I grow up I want to be a veterinarian. To me, the most important quality in a person is to complete their studies. If I could have one thing for my family it would be a good house.”

Britany Dayana, Pedroza Rompich

Britany Dayana

Age: 8

Hobbies: watching TV and playing

There are five members in my family and my mother makes handmake candy, is a waitress and is also studying. When I grow up I want to be a teacher. If I could have anything it would be to keep going to school. What I want for my family is health and love.

Velvet Alondra Flores Gomez

Velvet Alondra

 

Age: 6

Hobbies: playing

There are four people in my family. My dad works in client services and my mother is a homemaker. When I grow up I want to be a ballerina. If I could have anything it would be a dog. I like to go out and have fun with my family.

Bryan Rene Lux Serech

Bryan Rene

Age: 10

Hobbies: playing soccer, watching TV and drawing

There are eleven people in my family. My father is a mason and my mother is a homemaker. When I grow up I want to be a teacher. If I could have anything it would be a car. What I want for my family is that they would always be ok.

Yenifer Marisol

Yenifer Marisol

Age: 15

“Listening to music is one of my favorite things to do. There are 15 people in my family. My mom works in a kitchen and my dad died three years ago. When I grow up I want to be a doctor or an actress. My goals are the finish school and study very hard. Respect is the most important value to me. Something I hope my family can accomplish is move out of the house we are currently at and into a better house. In the future I hope I can accomplish my goal of being a doctor or actress. Things I want to see change in Guatemala are the violence, more job opportunities and less stealing.”

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.”

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.