An Update on Aura Yesenia (18), Student Teacher
We recently received photos from Children International showing Aura as a Student Teacher in her village in Guatemala. You might remember that thanks to Aura’s House donors, Aura was able to continue her education beyond the 8th grade (the highest education available in her small village) and will soon be graduating from a special teacher’s certification course that will finish in December of 2011. Visit Aura’s Tuition Project.
Thanks to the kind donation of Aura’s House Partner, Anastasia Yecke, in 2012 Aura will continue her education and become a University Student while also teaching as a certified teacher in her village! And for those of you new to our site, yes… this is THE Aura. The one who started it all with our very first House Project back in 2004.
Vickie Wiedenmann of Children International writes:
Hello, everyone. I hope everyone is doing well! I just received the attached photographs of Aura -- who was very proud to show off the new "teacher's practice suit" that she received recently. Our staff has informed us that she is studying hard, and has, in fact, started her "teacher's practice" (what we would call student teaching here in the States), in a school close to her community. She is teaching from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon on a daily basis, and then attends classes herself from 1:00 to 5:00 pm every day. She's working hard to make all of you very proud! I hope you enjoy the photos! Vickie
As Aura’s sponsor, I have to say that the sight of this young adult ready to take on the world really gives me goosebumps. I’m so proud of all she has accomplished and even more proud that she intends to help both her family and community with her new career.
Thanks once again to every single one of the donors at Aura’s House for making Aura Yesenia’s, and so many others’ dreams come true!