“We believe strongly in the potential of the youths, the children, but they need the economic support of Mayan Families. We believe in their capabilities.”
Magaly Calel, Scholarship Program Coordinator
“All schools are working with different methodologies so as not to leave off teaching the kids. Often, It is a hybrid … sometimes with instructional guides given by the Ministry of Education. Some schools have implemented virtual classes but regardless, not everybody has the tools to receive classes on-line. Nonetheless, we have to recognize the potential that all these boys and girls, all these young ladies, have for continuing their education.”
“The most significant change in the Scholarship Program is the equitable support given to every student, from primary to University level, that allows the parents or guardians to administer the funds given to each scholarship holder.
Another is the decentralization of our operations. The Scholarship Program visits each and every one of the communities facilitating the parent and participating student to obtain the best of support from the program.
There is also the component of strategic alliances … It allows us to visit each of the educational centers, public and private, where we have scholarship students, to find out about their academic progress and the responsibility of their parents.
We are working strongly on the financial education of our scholarship participants. We think it very important that everyone has knowledge of how to manage the economic resources granted by the program, always with education in mind.
The most important component is that of professional counselling in 9th grade with orientation workshops to guide students towards making the right decision about their professional future. Often, youths with many limitations do not know what to do. These workshops are aimed at giving them tools and information, thereby guiding them to make a decision that permits them to be a professional with much success. It helps them decide what career path to follow for the next step of their education.
It’s not only in the professional field, we also tell them about the job market and give them various strategies to make the right decision.
Mayan Families believes strongly in the potential of each and every scholarship holder in the communities. We believe in the capability, the ability to be resilient despite the pandemic. And of course the parents too have known how to be resilient. Because of them, their kids are still continuing their education, still learning many things.
We are grateful to all who make it possible for these youths and kids to continue their studies in all the communities, rural and urban. All of you supporting education via the Seeds of Education, thank you. “