|Carmen speaking with the students and mothers|
Unfortunately, only five of the fourteen students in this group attended the meeting. The most common reason for not attending was that the children and youth were working. Even little 6-year-old Abner had left with his uncle, another scholarship student, to find and collect brosa, or humus, to be sold in town. Families use the humus to fortify the soil.
|Scholarship students in San Juan|
Carmen gave a "pep talk" of sorts to encourage the students and their mothers, recognizing their sacrifice in keeping their children in school. We congratulated the mothers on their effort and continued support of their children. Iris Ruth (second from left above), one of the older students, spoke about her first year in high school on the accounting track and her plans for next year.
|Scholarship students, their mothers and family members, and Carmen|
The Annual Pop Wuj Scholarship Assembly will be held at the end of November and we hope to see all of the scholarship students on this day.