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Aura Starts High School thanks to your Donations.

21 February 2009 2 Comments

Dear All,

You might remember that Aura Yesenia Solis Hernandez, my sponsored child and this site’s namesake recently was featured in Small Project #21. Thanks to your donations, we raised enough for the first of three years of high school where she will earn a certificate to become a teacher.

Aura (center) with her family on her 15th birthday

Aura (center) with her family on her 15th birthday

I just received an email update regarding her status from Children International.


Vickie Weidenmann writes:


Hi, Kristen.

I just wanted you to know that I received word that Aura has started school!

We had originally thought she would begin on January 16, but apparently, she had not completed one outstanding final  in Fundamental Physics.  She’s now completed that exam, and classes began on February 2 at the Instituto Guatemalteco para la Educacion por Radio.

Our staff also told us that Martha, Aura’s mom, has been very involved in securing the proper documents and enrollment papers for Aura.  The entire family is thrilled for Yesy (as they call Aura), and have very high hopes that she will continue her education and one day become a teacher.  They are incredibly grateful to you for everything you have done for her, and they are quite confident that she will make you very proud!

We, too, are MOST grateful for your sponsorship and commitment to Aura and her future.  She’s one lucky young lady to have such a caring and concerned sponsor.

All the best to you and Michael, Kristen!

Vickie Wiedenmann
Children International

2 Comments »

  • Olga Leon said:

    Is this the school that was an hour away or is this school like an online class except that a radio is used instead of a computer?
    That’s a great idea for people that lack transportation.

  • Kristen (author) said:

    Hi Olga,

    It’s the school that’s about an hour away that she is attending in person. I do like the idea of an online class sort of idea. I wonder if that is an option in her area. Considering the lack of running water in her village, let alone computers or radios… I’d say probably not at this time.

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